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Domestic Duties

I’ve not been on the forum as much as I normally am as Mrs Kar has just come out of hospital after a major surgical procedure and will be somewhat incapacitated for at least 6 weeks. As a consequence I’m having to look after her, the dog and keep my job down which, at the moment, is one of my busiest times. Being chief cook and bottle washer isn’t an issue because I’ve lived on my own before and I also love cooking. Mrs Kar can shuffle out to the garden and the other day she light heartedly commented on how I had pegged out the washing. I informed her that it would dry just the same and pointed out that despite scoring zero for technical merit I ought to get full marks for artistic presentation. Although the Netweather Forum has to be one of the best the web has to offer (Paul, free NW Extra subscription would be most welcome!) there are so many excellent forums out there. Having read the one that deals with Mrs Kar’s current situation I am reliably informed that she can commence light domestic duties by post-op week 3. So I’ll have her mowing the lawn soon but I’m not sure if splitting logs falls under light domestic duties or not. Maybe I should leave that till week 4? Any advice gratefully received.

kar999

kar999

 

Pimms

Mrs Kar and I live in a fairly secluded rural setting so with all this nice warm weather recently we decided to indulge in some extra-curricular activity in the garden. No sooner had we got underway than our privacy was broken by a micro light aircraft flying slowly overhead. This unnerved me somewhat and put me right off my stroke. Mrs Kar however, seemed unfazed and was determined to continue on her own having waited all week for this opportunity. Oh the joys of Croquet…….. Pimms anyone?

kar999

kar999

 

Ink

I went to a computer fair last night to buy a few essentials like printer ink, blank dvds etc. and noticed a none-regular stall there. Most people were also noticing, as behind the stall were two obviously carefully chosen sales staff – 2 heavily made-up and scantily clad Liverpudlian lasses. There was only one product on sale. For £5 you could buy a disk that lets you watch satellite TV (live football etc.) on your PC with no dish or receiver. They were drawing quite a bit of interest both from the droolers, footie fans and the gullible (and those that were all three). They were on hand to answer all the technical questions but the only answers I heard from them were “Yes of course it will run on your PC”, “Yes you can update it” and “Well it’s been working fine on my PC since last October.” I wasn’t taken in by the wonders of this new snake oil. I’m dubious of buying anything from none regulars at computer fairs since about 6 years ago I stupidly bought a second-user hard drive for £10 thinking it was 2.0gig (that was big then). When I got it home it was less than 500mb (and it didn’t work!) Anyway, why is it that the pass-out stamp they put on the back of your hand at these places is in indelible ink? I still can’t get the bloomin’ mark off!

kar999

kar999

 

Eric Olthwaite

The Ballad of Eric Olthwaite There was a lad from Denley Moor From Castle Street he came He made this dark town proud again Eric Olthwaite was his name. Chorus: Oh Eric, Eric Olthwaite You're the one they're singing for Eric, Eric Olthwaite, The King of Denley Moor Oh, he told the world of shovels to be found in Denley Moor Of the rainfall that was static here At twenty-eight point four. Chorus Having checked the rainfall average From the rain gauge he would run to See Howard Molson put his shovel Next to the other one. Chorus (Palin & Jones)

kar999

kar999

 

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