Tag: house

August 6, 2020
May 28, 2020
I have been in Lockdown since two weeks before Lockdown formally started. This is because I had a very bad cold. I thought it was a cold, but from the information available, how could I be sure. I cancelled several things I’d arranged, including a couple of gaming sessions and a day out. Some friends laughed about “Chris is going into Lockdown”. And then we all did.

October 18, 2018
A few months ago, I discovered that as well as the familiar (to me) “Alexa, what is the temperature”, which gives the outside temperature, based on something like Accuweather, I could also say “Alexa, what is the temperature inside” an be given a fairly accurate…

June 23, 2018
I’m not talking about failure in a big way, but failure in terms of petty little tasks. I may make plans to do something that I haven’t done before – like fit a lock to my garden gate – that I should be totally capable of doing. But something nags me in the back of my mind – what if I run into problems? How will I cope? So I put off the task, rather than discover if I can do it (or do it well).

April 18, 2018
April 16, 2017
I think it was in 2010 that I bought my current recliner. I was actually shopping for carpets in AFS, and they had it on display as a customer return. The salesman said the customer had bought a full suite, including the recliner, and then…

December 7, 2015
I’m on holiday this week. There is going to be a little retail therapy, but I am also planning to make some more inroads in clearing out the junk. A while ago, my electric piano conked out, beyond my ability to repair (plus, this was…

September 1, 2013
May 3, 2013
April 18, 2013
March 27, 2013
My office chair was coming to the end of its life. The gas lift was beginning to fail, although that could be replaced/repaired, but it was also getting a bit grubby with daily use. Then a wheel fell off! It hasn’t done badly – I’ve…

January 11, 2013
I’m just going out to collect a new eBay purchase: This is a coffee table that converts into a full height dining table, about 3.5′ x 4.5′ – slightly smaller than my oval dining table, but perfectly usable. The idea is to have another table…