Monday, 20 August 2012
When it comes to technology I am quite sanguine and laid back. Mostly things to do with computers don't fash me. I used to get quite uptight about some things when my life was much more stressful than it is now but circumstances have changed that. So the fact that I only have three more sleeps to departure from Lewis for about 5 weeks and still haven't booked my flight back to New Zealand, acquired my travel insurance or car breakdown cover for the impending holiday nor done many other things I need to do before I depart wasn't an issue this morning.
It poured with rain meaning that three loads of washing had to go through the dryer. Glad Game: I have a dryer. I remembered various important birthdays and so on that have crept up on me unawares. The satnav told me that there were new maps available and so far it's taken 7 hours to download them from the Garmin site and there seems to be no end in sight. The Direct Line insurance site has given me the following message all afternoon:
The website for the hotel chain in France told me that my booking could not be finalised because of Erreur traduire-SF39 or SF12 depending on which particular mood it was in. So I had to ring the hotel who charged me an extra €18 because I wasn't booking on line. My French isn't good enough to hold an argument on the subject.
The company that usually provides my travel insurance wanted to charge me more for 24 days away than it usually charges me for my 6 months in New Zealand.
The Good Things about the day were coffee at The Woodlands with Gaz this morning and a visit from him here this afternoon.
I've been tracking CJ and Jo on their mobile phones and I know that they have reached their hotel for the evening but I've not had an answer to my texts so I'm hoping they are ok. He may be my little brother but I suppose I have to accept that he's a grown lad now.
Tomorrow has to be a better day - I've still got all my packing to do and a house to clean. I wouldn't want an untidy house if I have an accident. Just like I wouldn't want tatty underwear.
Hey ho. A few minutes off to write a post have made me feel better already.
PS As I was about to press Publish a text came from CJ: ...Had good day. Weather mixed. Midges say hello..... I can rest easy.