36 hours was the longest I’ve been away from home for I cannot remember how long and last night was apparently the coldest UK day for many years. I have known colder but in counties that were far more used to cold (and heat), any weather event that takes England out of its fairly narrow comfort zone and seems to plunge the whole country into chaos (if you believe the press, radio and TV – I guess it makes foe easy copy for the deadline driven news teams. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-mint is working but nothing interesting to see – the pigeons have disappeared, guess they have found somewhere warmer to huddle and crap on. The sparrows are flitting around and the I can hear the odd crow. Idle sort of day today – give myself the benefit of the doubt and attribute it to weekend recovery. Very cold outside and getting colder. Lots of excitement about expected snow but I don’t think we’ll see much until the morning http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ shows the approach but looks as though most of it will be dumped on the East Midlands. Some excitement tomorrow, expecting a Virgin person in the afternoon with the 50Mb router – will be interesting to note the improvement although of course I don’t at present have enough computing power to use it all. http://uksnowmap.com/ also seems to be accurate so far and provides an interesting way of actual reports from around the UK.
Another day, no snow so far which is a Good Thing as I am expecting two different people today. Mildly excited about the 50Mb upgrade – will be very interesting to see how much my bandwidth has improved. http://www.speedtest.net/ shows nearly 20Mb down and almost 2Mb up which is pretty good; see http://www.speedtest.net/result/1051022948.png, hopefully will be able to post an illustrative update some time later today. Very still with light snizzle at the moment, wish I had an outside max/min thermometer, but I think I can manage without. Not getting going at all today but guess that it’s down to the drongoid effects of the Seroquel. I have at least tidied beneath the desk so that the Virgin person can do whatever s/ he needs to install the new modem/router. Wonder which one I’ll get? Also will need more computer power but the more I look at http://www.ebuyer.com/, the less I know 🙂 Virgin just ‘phoned to say that he is on his way (expecting a second call when his satnav does not actually get him here).