Today has not been a happy day so far.
A thingy updated itself on this here site during the night and fucked the whole thing up – you could see the front page all right but if you went anywhere else on the site nothing appeared except some colour.
I found what had caused the problem and uploaded the old version of the thingy [thank God for backups, huh?] and everything worked fine.
Then I remembered all the moxy load of other sites I look after so I had to fix most of those too.
Talking of updates, I have a habit of introducing a wee topic and then forgetting to give any progress reports, so here goes.
My wonky gatepost was replaced a couple of months ago. It was a fantastic job and for the first time in well over a year I didn't have to fight with the fucking gate to open it.
The new pillar has shifted.
It has only shifted by a couple of millimeters, if even that, but it's enough to cause the gate to jam again. And the bloke who originally replaced it is to come and fix it again, but he hasn't showed up yet. Bugger.
Mwaaaahahahaha! I didn't make it past the Long List. Hah! Why am I not surprised? They must have read my post? [*snigger*]
My little meter box is still paved over and the bit of blue pipe is now well buried under brambles and nettles. I got my second bill [plus arrears] and it joined the first bill in the bin. They haven't phoned me yet. They don't know the pleasures that await them if they do.
I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. It's a bugger when the nearest computer shop is fucking miles away and I couldn't be arsed to order one on the Interweb. On of these days….
In the meantime I'm using an old one which I had previously discarded. I discovered why I discarded it – it interprets a single click as a double click which leads to some fun and games. I keep opening things and closing things and sending things flying off the screen. It all adds to the fun?
The fucking thing never turned up. It remains lost and a mystery. It has probably ended up where all the matching socks go.
I ordered another pipe from France. He posted it on Thursday of last week. It still hasn't arrived. I also ordered a new tobacco pouch and that hasn't arrived either. Eight days to send a parcel from France to Ireland? Bloody hell!
Maybe the postman can't get through the gate?