Friday, September 16, 2011
I’ve just worked five days and day number six is tomorrow. It has been a relatively good week, there were even a few very good days at work. I enjoyed it while I could.
Attila and I are going to see the GrandBabies this weekend. The visit will be short but sweet. Actually Imp and Elf are five and if they knew I called them GrandBabies I do not think they would approve. And if they don’t approve, it is likely their little sister Tink, now two years old, would not approve either. However, so far they are not reading this journal, so I am safe to call them any endearment I so choose, and I choose GrandBabies!
I did a little bit of shopping for the big celebration. I filled my shopping basket with three of this and three of that, all little gizmos and gadgets I think they might find amusing in the short term.
Terra and Lares will be there too, so it will be a lot of fun seeing them all together.
The weather is cooling down now, the temperature dropped to 0C last night, there was a frost warning. We have no garden at our country house, so we are not worried about covering things up. Hopefully we will manage to pick all of our tomatoes from our garden at the little house in the city, before the frost gets them.
It has been a very bad technology week for us, as it happens. Our older little car has a muffler problem that Attila tried to fix and cannot. A friend of his is going to do some welding on it at some point. Until then, Attila is a hard man to ignore when he is roaring down the road!
Last night there was a terrible racket in the back kitchen. The drum in our washing machine has disconnected itself and is sitting at an odd angle in the machine. This is very disappointing because this was an expensive washing machine and is less than three years old. The warranty is long gone, so is our money, so it will be off to the laundromat for us!
The high speed Internet connection continues to decline in quality, almost to the point where I cannot read email anymore. I’m so glad I didn’t let the bank talk me into receiving digital statements, because I’d have no access to them at all.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Attila and I have been there and back again, on our visit to see Luna and Janus and the GrandBabies. We had a wonderful time, seeing Imp and Elf and Tink, not to mention Benny and Bim, Luna and Janus, Terra and Lares. We ate far too much, stayed up far too late and had a great time. The kids are so much fun to be with!
Since our washing machine is not working at the moment, Attila has taken the laundry and driven into the village to wash it at the laundromat. We will dry it here at home. I have decided to hand wash my “delicates”; I wouldn’t want to lose a sock at the laundromat because I might not get it back! Until we can figure out how to fix this washing machine Attila will be visiting the laundromat on a regular basis.
The Internet is still working intermittently, and very poorly when it does connect. I’ve lined up an alternative service, and will be calling them to arrange a site visit. They are more local to the rural communities, and more aware at the special challenges in providing decent Internet services where rocks and trees predominate. A site visit is performed to ascertain that the service will actually work at our location, and only after success is established do they install the antennae and equipment.
Attila is still waiting for a friend to do some welding on his muffler. I’ve my fingers crossed that it will be sooner rather than later, because I can hear him traveling down the road for two or three minutes after he leaves the house; on his ten minute journey to work.
And so the short weekend draws to a close. Tomorrow morning it is back to work for both of us.