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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up early, replaced defective motion sensitive floodlight
with E. Veneered door with J. - using JC's fine clamps. Lunch
with David. H. set off with David to be an Assistant Leader at a
Made a hole in boxed-section in E's wardrobe to attack a
dubious and inaccessible sub-stack; ordered a pair of new air
admittance valves, collected from screwfix. Dinner.
Dis-connected the bathroom extractor from the sewer vent
(some amazing pro-builder design) to kill the smell problem,
and fitted an air admittance valve instead.
Watch iRobot with the babes in the evening.
Up early; packed up and cleaned out the rooms.
Drove to Stonehenge & walked from the visitors center,
some impressive stones, with lego bumps to hold them
together. Lots of bracing wind & rain to invigorate
Lunch, bid 'bye to the dear relatives; drove to
Salisbury to see the "
Salisbury cathedral, ... famous for its 123-metre spire,
famous for its clock." as advertised by the heroic Chepiga and
Mishkin travel advisors & poisoners.
Drove home, M25 grim traffic; lovely to be home.
Swum with the babes and J. in the morning. Back to
Alfred's Tower, walked to St Peter's Pump, through a hill fort.
Bought some fine meat at the farm-shop, then the co-op at Meer.
Back, Clive BBQ'd a fine meal.
Up early, off to Longleat safari drive through park nearby.
Amazing boat trip with rhinos, sea lions and gorillas in the torrential rain.
Lunch, walked the extensive maze, drive through safari with lions,
tigers but perhaps more engagingly monkeys to snap bits off the car: lots
of fun. Home later, fish and chips and Chinese for tea. Olympic TV.
Out to visit a local barrow tomb, somewhat tight and poorly ventilated,
lunch on top of it. On to a putting green, ice cream, home - enjoyed Olympic
TV variously, babes swum again. Played a little tennis with H.
Up late, drove past the Pilton Pop venue, and climbed Glastonbury
Tor together. Lunch in the shadow of the church tower and back into town.
Ice cream in town; home for swimming. Took the plunge myself.
Walked to the pub and back (it was shut). BBQ in the evening. More
Olympics, really pleased to see lots of women's participation being
Up late, N. unwell stayed with J. sermon in the car.
Visited Frome, wandered round the town, had doughnuts. On to
Nunny castle for lunch - Harley Davidson club arrived later on:
a sea of middle aged male hair. Home in time to swim, N. made
tacos for tea.
Woken early by swimming pool alarm. Slugged tiredly around; lovely to see
Sue and Clive, and the boys. Watched the Olympics. The babes swam and played games
at the games room.
Lunch; out to Alfred's
tower (an oddly triangular thing) and walked nearby. Back via a farm shop for a carbonara
dinner from Clive, and cider by the lake. Relaxing; bed early.
Took H. for her 1st dose of Pfizer in Cambridge.
Various calls with the team before leaving. Packed, tried out shade
sail that arrived: an overly-ambitious size, bother; packed it up
again. In a wrenching change from normality - tried some light
blue trousers that J. likes; hmm.
Took N. to her prom via Frayer's house with a nice car for
her friends group - looking lovely in an amazing bargin 2nd hand
dress kindly mended by G'ma.
Collected N. late and drove as a family to stay at a farm
near Frome arriving very early. Exhausted sleep.
Catch up with Muhammet, CODE community call, two
customer calls, patch review, chat with Tor, catch up
with Kendy. H's birthday tea, catch up with Cor.
Mail chew, patch review, monthly Productivity all-hands,
security post-mortem call. Birthday BBQ with J.
Mail chew; catch-up with Kendy & Tor.
Monthly mgmt call, patch review, GNOME AB call -
interested to see the economics behind PAYG
laptops from them.
Out to get some last minute card/present action
for J.'s birthday tomorrow with N. and M.
Lie-in, All Saints with H. playing piano nicely; back for a
sermon on The
Riddle of Samson, from the strong came forth sweetness -
another set of singing at home. Lunch with D.
Julie's friend visited afterwards, watched the latest The Chosen episode
together. Out for a nice walk in the evening with J. H. back very late
after looking after her unwell friend.
Poked at bogus key-up emissions from our JS, played
BosWars with E. helped H. with some programming, investigated
buying / building awnings for the back of the house. Built
lots of sheer-stress / bending moment calculations for
aluminium beams of dubious quality. Pleased to see the Indian
building regulations have some good pieces about canopy design
and dimensionless wind design pressure factors to re-use.
E-mail, TDF meetings, call with Tor, mail & admin,
fixed a rare corner-case crasher. Catch-up with Frank in the
COOL community call, various other calls, Collabora
quarterly management calls.
Sore arm, chat with Tor, internal "dev show & tell"
which was fun, caught up with Simon N. Fixed async save race
hurting CI users.
Into Stevenage for a 2nd Moderna vaccine, catch up with
Kendy, Ash, mail chew. Helped H. with some programming practice
in the evening - nice.
Planning call, good to have Kendy back from vacation.
Plugged away at some security pieces, mended CI.
Continued reading The Children of the Sky to
the babes in the evening in installments, fun.
All Saints, back for lunch, relaxed & slept.
Lots of preparation, house-cleaning with the family, lots of
food cooked & prepared. Had a lovely 18th and 49th (and more)
Birthday party experience with the wider family in the garden, great
to see so many. E. pinged for self-isolation at some stage; bother.
Poked at some code, fixed a silly crasher. H. out
to the Botanical gardens with M&D, lovely to see them,
got the bandsaw adjusted properly so it cuts nicely again.
Calls with Andras, Tor. Day off - into Cambridge with
H. and N. to go canoeing and paddle-boarding with David: good
fun had by all. Back to David's for lunch - lovely.
Home to see some much-loved family passing through.
Catch up call with Pranam; sales call, dug at some
floating patches at some lenght.
Catch-up calls with Tor, Cor, Pranam. Lunch. Amused
to find a Gazebo turned over & banging on our back
door - hmm.
Planning call, helped H. with some hacking / learning
to code pieces.
All Saints, home for a Gordon sermon & more music
with the family. Slugged variously, read The Children of
the Sky to the babes, and watched The Tomorrow War
somewhat disappointed by it.
Got lots of loose ends pulled together; tried to mend some
abysmal plumbing snafu or two un-successfully. Cooked pulled-pork
for the family who even survived eating it. J. out all day training
in children's counselling.
Employees call, TDF Board call. Chased various bits
with Andras; plugged away at some code. Caught up with Holger.
Chat with Mert, and work on a keyboard mashing benchmark,
catch up with Cor. COOL community call, call with Muhammet &
Reviewed Marketing, call with Andras & a customer,
call with Aron & a customer. Lots of calls.
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