Things are calming a little now.
This morning I got a phonecall from a bloke who is to fit a reversing camera in the car. In theory, I could do it myself but at my time in life I prefer to let others do the tricky shit and anyway it’s fucking freezing out. Anyhows, I gave him directions and he said he’d be here in twenty minutes.
I gave the CCTV the odd glance to see if there was any activity out front. Sure enough a car arrived and parked across the outside of the gate. I was about to go out when my phone rang again – the Reversing Bloke [you know what I mean] was calling to say there was a car blocking my gate!
So I went out in the freeze. The car belonged to our health visitor who was sneaking a quick fag before coming in. The Reversing Bloke was sitting in a van beside her, looking somewhat bemused. I sorted things out by sending the car up the road and reversing the Reversing Bloke’s van into our gateway.
Health Visitor duly walked back having parked her car about a quarter mile away [it gave her a nice healthy walk?] and Reversing Bloke set to work on the car. Needless to say Penny got out twice and fucked off up the lane where I had to freeze and retrieve her.
They have gone now. Peace reigns once more.
I just had a quick look at the new installation in the car. It’s neat. Nothing is visible [apart from a tiny black cube on the rear number plate]. The only difference I noticed was that the rear view mirror was a bit different – slightly larger and it had some tiny buttons on it. I put the car in reverse and Bingo! … my rear view mirror had become a screen showing the view out the back.
I also have a new remote control. I’m not quite sure why I need a remote control to remotely control a mirror that is in easy reach but then it seems to be mandatory to have a remote control for everything these days. I blame the EU.
I have to go down to the village shortly. While I’m down there I’ll try reversing into a few cars to get a feel for distances and things.
I like playing with new toys.
My car has a reversing camera.It has guide lines showing how far away the thing you are backing into is. Beware, it takes a bit of practise , I still use the mirrors as well.
Both of our cars have rear view and side view mirrors. We're so behind the times.