Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A day of rest ... well, not quite!

After Sunday's somewhat long blog entry, I thought that I would take things a bit easy today ... how wrong I was!

The day started with a shopping expedition to buy all sorts of odds and ends that we need this week. I then did a reconciliation between my company's accounts and the latest bank statement that the Royal Mail had delivered whilst we were out, and prepared the annual accounts so that I can send them to the accountants later this week.

After lunch I then tried to spend some time reviewing the play-test battle I fought on Sunday, and to note down any minor changes that might need to be made ... but my wife's computer started playing up and I ended up trying to fix it. After two hours of sweat and swearing, I used the tried and tested solution espoused by IT professionals across the world; I switched it off and walked away from it. Needless to say, after an hour or so being switched off, the computer worked perfectly well after its 'rest'.

I then watched the opening overs of the Gloucestershire vs. Essex forty-over cricket match on Sky Sports, but my viewing was interrupted by a series on unsolicited telephone calls – mostly from overseas call centres – and in the end I gave up trying to follow what was happening.

After dinner this evening my wife and I watched a couple of television programmes, but at about 10.00pm my wife announced that she thought it would be a good idea if we used the carpet cleaner to shampoo the carpets in the rooms we use most often. Her logic is impeccable; if we do it at night, it will dry whilst we are asleep, and we will be able to walk on clean, dry carpets in the morning. Unfortunately it took us nearly two hours to do, with the result that I am now writing Monday's blog entry early on Tuesday morning!

Perhaps I will have a rest tomorrow ... but somehow I don't think I will!


  1. Hi Bob,

    The International Brotherhood Of Married Men commiserates with you on your Day Of Not Quite Rest. did the carpet turn out?!

    Snickeringly Yours,


  2. Martin,

    Please pass my thanks on to the Brotherhood!

    The carpets turned out so well that today we are going to do the rest of them ... and the windows ... and the curtains!

    It looks like I have another day of 'rest' to come today.

    All the best,


  3. I can tell you that if my wife suggested shampooing the carpets at 10 in the evening ... I would have told her to let me know how she got on! :o))

  4. Steve-the-Wargamer,

    Well it sounded like a good idea at the time ... and after 28 years I have learned when to argue and when to give in ... well I get it right most of the time.

    All the best,



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