I was going to have a quiet afternoon today.
I thought I might add a bit more to The Book which is coming along nicely. Basically what I am doing is writing down everything that I remember going back to Year Dot. The problem is in categorising everything into some semblance of order without too much repetition. It’s a bit of a bugger.
I posted an extract or two in the past and contemplated posting some more but the problem is that virtually every chapter needs a context which is supplied by other chapters. Also a lot of it is tedious stuff that may or may not be of interest to a descendant [hah! That sounds optimistic and big headed?] but is probably best consigned to the bin [along with everything else?]. I decided that the best tactic is to write everything down and then edit out the boring shit and the repetitions. Maybe I’ll finish up by pressing Delete?
One problem is that it’s a race against time – the longer it takes me to write, the more I forget and therefore have less to write. It’s a race between manual dexterity and senility. We’ll see which gets there first.
Anyway that little plan has been shelved for today. Daughter’s laptop has gone arse over tit and she is panicking over all the important files she can no longer access. Dad to the rescue…. I managed to get into it [using my Linux USB of course] and now have a spare hour while it copies 67 thousand files across onto an external drive. Then I have to decide whether I can fix her Windoze 7 [*spit*] or upgrade it to 8 [*another spit*]. It’s an old machine so it probably can’t take 10 [*vomit*].
It least it gives me some time to scribble some crap here?