Home at last

Well, I’ve managed to do all my jobs this evening and get something to eat.

As it turns out, Paul and Jen, his american girlfriend who’s over for a few weeks, were in at the time, so I had a rather nice chat with them.

I managed to get to Toys’R’Us by 8pm. They were fine about changing the iRacer.. other than they didn’t have any more in stock.. so I got a refund instead. Oh well, that just means I have only 1 iRacer instead of two. Not a major problem.

Thankfully, the Heyford Hill Sainsbury’s is open ’til midnight on weekdays. (It’s been swapping between 24 hours opening and 8pm closing within the last few months.) Hence, I also managed to get my shopping done.

I’m now sitting on my sofa relaxing watching Norm Abrams on the New Yankee Workshop making a table as there seems to be very little on. Beforehand I watched the first episode of Cowboy Be-Bop on CNX.. It must be the thrid time around as I saw near the start of the series when CNX first came on and the same episode again about a month ago.

I think I’ll let my dinner go down a bit and then go to bed.

Eek, erg, ook.

I thought I’d start off with an intelligent title for ths posting.. and as you can see I failed.

Anyway, on with the show. Firstly, events…

Nothing really happened last week, so I’ll skip that.

Friday evening saw me driving off to Yateley to visit Rachel, Graham and
little Chris bearing gifts of iRacers for one and all. I arrived just as
Chris was going to bed, so gave him a goodnight hug. The evening progressed
in a civilised manner finished off with a nice kitchen table chat, similar
to those I used to enjoy during student days.. It was something I really

Saturday meant sharing Rachel and Graham’s busy life with lots of tooings
and frowing in the morning followed by much visitations by various people,
including Bob & Jos (m00nunit), a baby, and the baby’s mother, but not
always at the same time. A quick visit to Fiona’s new house in the event
happened as well. To be sure, Rachel is the social self-help nexus of the
whole area… and she wishes that she wasn’t anymore. 🙂

Oh, the iRacers went down very well with Bob, Jos, Graham, Rachel, the baby’s
mother, oh and Chris too. T’was a pitty that the one I gave to Rachel had
a dodgy controller and a car which wouldn’t turn left (More of that later).
So I gave Rachel my iRacer as a replacement.

Sunday started quietly for me, as the Hartland family went to church, returning
at about 11am. Lunch ensued as did more visitations by people. I finally
left at about 8pm.

I must thank Rachel and Graham for a fun and busy weekend.

Anyway, that pretty well brings us to today. Which is a work day.. a pretty
much normal one at that. However, this evening is going to be pretty busy.
I’ve got to do my weekly shopping as I didn’t get to do it at the weekend,
take the iRacer back to Yous’R’Us and see if I can get it replaced and also
take a Christmas card to a friend who’s address I don’t know but I do know
where they live. Oh, and I’ve got to feed myself at some point as well.

Secondly, other matters…

For the last week or so I’ve been going through one of my phases of being
really tense and not being able to rest. I have no idea why I have these
phases and they’re dead annoying. I feel really on edge, waking with a start
in the night with the slightest sound and just feeling really wound up. Maybe
I just need a holiday. It’s quite handy that I have one at the end of the
week, really.