Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Busy busy.

Aside

Today I am meeting two blog friends who I know but have never met - very exciting. I won’t say who in case they wish to remain incognito. Meanwhile the house is in chaos as MTL has removed all pictures and china on walls and in cupboards; he is convinced they will be damaged otherwise, when the men come to stuff the walls and lag the loft on Thursday. I have yet to empty the best china cabinets. On Saturday family arrive which I am really looking forward to, and I know they won’t give a hoot at the state of the house - just as well because there is no way I can get it back together in one day and I shan’t even try.

In addition our long lost handyman (he is so popular) has returned and is doing brilliant work round the outside of the house so the garden is also chaotic. It will all be worthwhile eventually but meanwhile you’ll have to forgive me if I seem distant and preoccupied. I was going to tell the few of you, who are as untechie as I am, a new trick I’ve learned: how to reach page 200 on one’s MS without endless scrolling. It worked this afternoon with my son on the phone but I seem to have lost the knack again. It’s really last night so I’m off to bed. Night night!

Morning:weather wet and windy. Drat!

16 comments:

Z said...

I love meeting blog friends. It's been the most unexpected bonus of all.

Good idea to put away the china. May not be necessary, but better to be safe.

Eryl Shields said...

How exciting indeed, to meet people you know but have never seen in the flesh! It makes blogging seem a bit like having lots of pen-pals. I never had a pen-pal as a child, I couldn't think of anything to write, so am making up for it now.

If it's family you have coming at the weekend perhaps they can help you get the house back in order. What's family for?

kenju said...

I envy those blog friends of yours! Have a good time.

R. Sherman said...

Enjoy the day, dear.

Cheers.

PI said...

Z: if you say so it shall be done;}

Eryl: my son said they'd help before I stopped speaking but I'll do the minimum whilst they are here. Their visits are too precious.

Judy: They have an AWFULLY long drive.

Kath said...

Oh how fun!! Hope y'all have an amazing time

PI said...

Randall and Kath: thank you - it was great. More later.

Kim Ayres said...

With a brother and sister living in Devon, one day I hope to get the opportunity to visit you in person. However, I'll be quite happy for you to identify me as it will make Doc Maroon hideously jealous

PI said...

Kim: bring him too - although the excitement might do me in.

TLP said...

I've met blog friends and was very pleased! It's wonderful.

On the trick to miss endless scrolling: might first pressing "end" and the "home" do the deed?

Dr Maroon said...

What's your game Ayres?

Pat! Tell him to piss off!

PI said...

TLP : thanks - I'll give that a go, but for one second I could pinpoint a page at great speed.

Doccie: as my mother used to say when my sister and I were fighting:
'When I'm gone I want to think you two are friends and look after each other.'

OldHorsetailSnake said...

So what's the secret? I am as untekkied as you are.....

lom said...

enjoy your day

PI said...

Hoss: In a Word document at the top of far right there is a black arrow; if you click, a page number should appear and if you drag down a sort of colourless square the numbers will rapidly increase so you can stop it at the required number. It took me a while to manage it and it - the knack - sort of comes and goes.
Did your ears burn yesterdsy?

PI said...

LOM: thank you. Read on:)