Wednesday, 17 February 2021

A Family Eye Opening - Lockdown Stage 19

 Well, I was never expecting to have a fair bit to type up but here we are. Now the past 2 weeks have been something I've not had good memories of and well, things have been a tough sight at hand indeed and well, it has to come to an end in some way or another and as I type this, it was a happier ending. But it cannot believe that 2 weeks has flown by already either. But we have a bit to get through so its time to begin. 

The Family in February:

So, it was only a few days since mum left and to stay with her dad at their place and me and dad were left to manage the house and to make sure it was in good nick and look after the pets too. But there is tension to be had and well it is only too well that things would be put off. But for the most part, I was having to cook which is okay, but I really wanted to get a video done soon, even when later on I realized  that the tripod could be fixed since it was a bit of unscrewing to sort out. but dad was cooking lunches when I was not feeling for it. It was good timing to use Kitchen Net Hub to watch Pokemon when mum was not using it (not worth 10 for 2 people to watch Netflix in all honesty), this did make it for some of the evenings when cooking and tidying up. 

But this was soon to be expected as I was needing to catch up with work and that was going to be hard, since this week, was at least 2 days of visits to sort out and plans to be made for valentines as well as tiktoks what say that love doesn't happen at first sight which some loony was actually the opposite and was even on a radio show but the new article was hard to find of that local girl or 40 years something.

But on the Wednesday night when i was late home from a long run around of work, I did get the house to myself and well it did lead to making some more food and more Netflix binge-ing, since it gets tough to Cain it on the second job when needing that time to focus and well after Thursday, it was the case to get a fair chunk of questions sorted and that makes it easier for me. But Finley and rosie were bonding much better when walking in public, on the roads at night anyway. 

But then it was good since money did arrive which was not used for refunding due bad favours this time around and so that was used for saving up and eventually to pay work back for the recent splurge in things since the second lockdown such as the SSD and a lot of small presents and vouchers  for the time  of Christmas and also even the Prif streambox i still owed work from that too. But that was for later to decide my fate there. Plus finding out practice driving is actually illegal is a shock too but that's life for those that care. But it was also a realization that I've not done much online video groups minus some insta lives and also some zooms to keep. Oh and WANDAVISION got interesting, which sadly it shows the bad truth later the week after, the hype for the crossover  was real. Like they recast him but no the truth is the dimension is not the same...for now.

But it was coming up to a day of getting a vlog done, since that saturday I had to do some real life deliveries and with that comes another bit on the bike, which is fine, the weather was okay and customers have to get the demands met, well one was a laptop delivery (macbook pro with no drive so i added in a transcend 240GB and it took a bit of work to get 10.15 to appear). But either way it was a nice 30 minute cycle on the wet but not frozen roads for the delivery. But the way back was the time to get a vlog up and running. This was rushed I will admit, but it got the job done and later on I had the chance to video edit this even if that was days later.

But my energy was low that night and it was time to get the family sorted since it was nearing the final days of being with dad without mum around. But it was nice to finally get a vlog done and £20.38 is not a bad price at all.  This was also the time for the work and also the time of the rescue of the  bird on the road, it did end up flying off eventually. 

The bird on the road 

The bird in it 

But we then have to progress for the final weekend of nan in hospital, which meant it was nice to have to visit mum and grandad at theirs and experience another nice roast which is good with the added extra of a lush Oreo Torte. 

A nice biscuit peanut butter sandwich with a smoothie

The Oreo Torte

Then it was nice to go on a walk and a drive near for memory lane and the family with a nearby safe park, but the wind was out and it was actually sunny too.  But then it was time to head back and get some things sorted out too. Since hard drives were failed and I've had to order the replacement pcb board and the next few days were to find out which backup, worked, with a weird issue of the hard drives clicking but also not clicking either. 

The dog in the field

The hard drives to recover

But then it was coming to the past week and well, it was back to working. Since a few customers to deal with and 2 of them were last minute. Which even involved a very windy run as the beast from the east was appearing. 

The empty run on the road 

The selfie when running 

The soup for tea after 

Which that was a good time to catch up to prepare for what was about to come next, nothing bad but it  can be the case of well tidying up to make the time for projects later on. But even the government make it easier to handle, oh wait 6k of feederism. 

Then it was another morning to wake up, the winds were soaringly cold and the icicles showing when dogwalking, it was nice to finally get time to have to not do real life work but online was my hope. Sadly things do get in the way of organisation. 

Me and Rosie again 

Icicles on the cliff

Thats not mud, thats ice 

Ham Toasted sandwiches were here 

But we then start to get the desk and the cables tidied up, me and dad did argue since I had to get work done and it distracted for it . But the desk did make things much easier for the long term. Especially as someone special liked it too. Dad did struggled to make the desk but all the parts were there. 

Before the desk

Chicken Mug Shot

Ps5 boxes come in handy

The room is clear 

The Desk is fitted in 

The fitting of the desk means I can get bits out for editing. 

But then it comes to the next day, the rest of the next day was to get video editing done which was okay but still its overdue and I should have been better on that part. But it got up in the end. Which then it lead us to something of a fun time to plan videos but for now it was time to get things up for work. But weetabix and baked beans were now a thing, which goes well from when i found out later on. 

But instead it was time to go to video edit and catch up from the vlog previously, since it was the best time but it was not since it ended up to be to see the grandparents to make sure they were ok. Since it was the first time to see nan home after her 2 weeks but she was feeling better and it was starting to be the eye opening that she isn't herself anymore, she's still with us and knows most of us sometimes but there is that chance of the hint of soon she might not. Which means there is a time limit and this is what reflection will be about hearing in the next few weeks. But it was nice to have a nice little pie and also the ice was a bit nicer this time to see when dogwalking. 

The ice 

Those cheap pies and extras 

It was then on making a lush bit of fajitas for me and dad, I did add too much sauce and 2 chicken fillets is no way enough as far as I can understand now. But it was hard since the time for that makes online work and also other things much more nearly unfair in its regard. But things need to be pushed back for the others of success which is a lesson I've got a lot to learn more times this year.

The Hunters chicken fajitas and chips 

But then it was more video editing to get started, eventually I finished at 1am but there was a strange thing with FCP Not importing clips and that causes things to be delayed in that regard, but the next day was time to get that uploaded and it was finished, so then one more meal with dad before spending time with him to make sure he didn't feel lonely, which he was getting a bit like that and slightly blunt with mum on calls. But While this was happening and me and him watching Barbarians.  It was a one glowing sky from the Fire on Tavy Cleave many miles away but still in view. 

The tea that nigh

The view from our house

The Sky glowing at night around 11 or so 

Then it was the next day of an afternoon to myself. So it was time to get filming done and it was lunch time too, so its ideal test to get it filmed which the birth of the weetabix omracer eats. 

The preperation

The selfie 

The lunch

It was also lucky that I finally got to recovery from a backup hard drive wise, I was quite lucky but it was over a year out of date, Yes I did purchase the pcb for the 1.5tb drive but well hope we can recover that for the future. 

But then it was one more empty day of work and then it was time to get valentines sorted, which it was a Saturday and it was the final day before mum was to return to normal life as it stands. But that night before was a nice pizza hut treat for a special someone as well as the time to work until 1am as well. 

Then it was valentines and it was finally a quick morning, since I woke up and got some tests done with the laptop and turns out I can use it for Wii sports since dolphin works on its passthrough on bluetooth. Which means I might do some Wii sports gameplay. 

The foggy walk 

But then it was pissing down with rain and after walking Rosie, the time to deal with soaking wet rain and also seeing pictures of Krispy Kreme made me smile, but it was nice to finally have another roast with the family. The rain was torrential and I finally got screen mirroring setup on my grandads iPad bless him. It was also the test of some ice cream my dad got mum for valentines. 

The Roast Pork

The black forest brownie and the melted special honeycomb ice cream

But we have then to come home and it was the weekend gone, it was time for a nice bath in the evening as well, more nuggets and burning my tongue on garlic bread was a touch as well. But it was also good to finally talk to a good friend and actually she's been really good and had a nice time but she did say it was a shame I didn't get any presents. 

But then it was coming to Monday, work was time to happen and it was good to run and actually for a chance for walking too. Since 2 visits to customers in the morning then to the shop and that was for a few hours then time to get the vibe of going to Jewson's to plan for a project of a custom desk. Then off to setup the chromecast with google TV including sideloading apps. That did not work for Sky Arts. But it was also the running home in the splitty rain. Then it was finally nice to have a lovely curry I've not had in at least a week.

But then it becomes pancake day, which was mostly a day with the family, minus a cycle for a visit in the morning and that was not far on waiting, I was only there an hour but parking on the verge and some guy was really like "Don't step on the flowers, Jesus", but then it was talking and waiting for a slow laptop to appear for things but it worked in the end, even if he said its a shame I never got anything sent for Valentines day.

 But then I cycled back home and it was just about raining. But then it was spending the afternoon with mum and Rosie which was a walk and a heart to heart and finding out that i might have to be taking responsibility for the future actually with things like inheritance. She was feeling it was a eye opener for her and she's working out to make sure things are fair for all in the long run. It was nice to walk with her to a place I've not been since last year, even though it was soaked and boggy as we were walking. 

But later on it was pissing down with  rain and then later it was time to have tea, which for me was a light one of Fish fingers and hash browns. But then it was soon time to have Pancakes and well, I almost messed up the bottle mix but luckily I made 2 nice pancakes. One with Sweet Chilli and one with Chocco Nussa. All Bran was the mix. 

The Pancakes

Then it was a bath after helping her sort things out and then to type this all up. 

But now the lockdown is not really ending in sight but there is a choice I'll have to face soon but for now, life continues as a new normal. 

See you soon. 


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

A busy uneasy start to the second month - Lockdown Stage 18

 2 weeks or more have flown by, even as week 4 of lockdown is now here already and well another month to go and even then its gradual restrictions to be eased, but things have been busier that I expected in some ways and also bad in others. Lets catch up. 


Well, we start to catch up with more of the same, this week was still recovering for the fact that it was the Week to get customers to buy their PS5s as well, since straight after the blogpost of the last stage happened, it was literally time to get ready to be in the shop again for click and collect. Which in this good timing, it was good to well get that out of the way and even so, people call up and still ask and don't realise they could be waiting another few months if they were added in to the waiting list as it is now. But that's life. 

The Duals bits arrived. 

The time is so bad with knowing streets are empty when I get finished from work, it feels so surreal but it is feels alot more freedom too in some ways. 

Empty Streets

Even with the rain and the lights on outside

As things go, it was also memories of how my nights out were in one meme 

Which then it was finally to get the day of the PS5s arrived, which was nice to get them all sold in one  day, Even if the Rain was bloddy terrible and in the end its good to get the vlog finally up to talk about the recent events of the past 2 weeks which was nice. Even with the nasty weather. But its also good that people have nice chicken pies as well. 

The PS5s in Stock

The tiny pot pies 

Then it was nearing the end of the week, with knowing I soon do no have to go back to work, although a customer was wanting a laptop repaired. But it was also good time to chat to someone who does enjoy eating but that and getting bills paid and another screen ordered for a laptop my mum used to have. And from there, it was finally time to deal with and planning to start with the second job to get the taste back of what its like. But we just keep mindlessly work and it was now to make sure I was doing the right thing, but even Finley was living his life as he does. Plus I nearly finished off . 

The pretzels and the chips with chicken in a sauce 

Being a lazy boy

Then it came to another weekend and it was more walks and parents had more garden work to sort out, well I was just keeping Rosie busy while it was done, this was after a lush rustlers but soaked in the  naked noodle. There was Aircraft in the sky in the clear sky even if it was getting freezing cold.

The Ruslters and naked noodle

The Apples fallen from the trees

The Skies clear with the dead trees

The Aircraft in the sky 

But then it was back to Saturday and well the first day to really start caning the second job, a good aim to try to help over 200 people that week and so, the typing was to happen and it was off to a okay start. But its that distraction that people. This was also the time of a message from the past that wanted a favour and well I had this feeling of regret was going to come of it, especially since its been a year since the last attempt to meet up.  Plus it was good to finally have egg bacon pasties again and back to the morning smoothie. 

The smoothie 

The Egg and bacon pasty

But that night it was nice to chat until 5am but my body did pay the price for that. But since its lockdown, time does not show any meaningful purpose. But It was time for another shave and well that means a Live one indeed. But it was to keep some extra content sorted for the channel. 

This then leads to start the second job, getting the devices arranged since Live chats are always harder than others to focus on which slow other things down, but one thing was a order from Menkind for other bits was nice, especially for filming content later on, which in February I hope we will do it soon. 

The £29.99s of stuff

This was also the time that the UK was getting full of snow, like up north and EVEN London was snowing, which was beautiful But Tavi was not as much as expected even if the moors had a lovely amount of the Snow stuff, I did see a little bit of icicles though. 

Icicles on the cliff

The muddy path

Rosie waiting for the ball 

The moors up ahead

Once I got back, I Found out I got paid fro0m Google Adsense since it made enough over the month to get my balance back with being a YouTube partner again. This makes it a nice bonus and well it was also the start of going to the moooooon or attempting it. That's right, I decided to get some investment in Revolut  and well this was just before the Wall Street rigged it, especially how WSB was to buy the dip. 

The last adsense payment 

But this was my turn to be a part of change this year 

Which from that was the time of working on Rave and to make sure it was going as it should be, sure there was the next day which was a family errand of visiting grandparents and even getting bits from Tesco, with the introduction of the lush Daim Cake for £3 along with smoothie mix to indulge on. Plus that hard drive to SSD cloning is the way to go and deleting older files too., 

The tesco haul for me and mum 

As that day went back, it was then time to get things going and work was to happen again, since visits were to happen and customers were nagging me for bits and pieces too, sadly it means taking time out of making money for second job but that is how it goes. It meant a nice chance to finally exercise which makes it worth the while, at the cost of money. Plus it was over 4 years since i had a bike stolen 

The memories of the stolen bike

But this then leads to  I found out what I did on Sunday, I ended up getting a claim back for it especially as i was dealing with one call after another (work related) , turns out the favour I risks how i get paid for the second job so it meant a refund to undo that favour, and turns out some lies were given which even i found out. But I did refund  it since the reply was detailed and it told me a few things as well as the risk of not being able to use the account. To also get an apology from the person that I refunded means more than meets the seems of things. Plus more visits getting booked when i need to focus a whole week of work. 

But that was out of the way and then it was back to getting more things sorted out, since it was then time to get back to trying to cain the second job and boy it was getting exhausting with questions too. Especially with me getting confused between Rugrats in Paris the movie and The Movies (I miss that game). But it was also good that gingerbread was really good for a ham sandwich. Plus using Water only to keep the levels above 55% according to mi fit. 

The Gingerbread ham sandwich 

But we really have to then turn the tide to the weekend, I was getting a bit burned out and it was showing from the replies, but its that money to gain and well soon to be the finding out of bad news. Which after the time telling of Saturday. We got a call from grandads, turns out nan fell over, so it was the parents that decided to kick in and get over there to check in on them, which that means a day to myself, well night and well, it was watching spongebob and also making sure I can finish questions and chat to a few people. Which in the end I crashed out at 5am and well it mean waking up late, but some nice walking at night is important too. 

Blurred at night 

The Moon in the clouds

Finley and Rosie on a walk 

But as then the night was over, I woke up and after walking and feeding the cat, dog and then getting changed, I was off to the grandparents to check on them (parents came back) and we kept an eye on nan and she seemed upbeat and after getting over there, the ambulance was dropping her off, I stayed in the car until they drove off.

Minecraft in the car

Then it was to get some bits done and then enjoy chatting, this was the actual upgrading windows time on his laptop too which made it much more easier for him and well its easy to make use of it. The Roast pork was nice too. 

The Roast for lunch

This was then more chatter and final bits before my mum stayed there and then me and dad drove home, which is fine and that meant it was time to catch-up with walking Rosie and also some questions to finish off. But then it was also heading out to later on and a call arrives, Dad answers then we find out Nan had a mild stroke, which means something was not good at all, from the fall, the oxford vaccine the day before seems to me to be another reason of it all happening, but then he left to visit them to make sure things went okay. Plus i did join another onlyfans and now they add VAT. 

This left me sorting questions out and then it was time to enjoy a omelette, one which was really nice and it was good to watch a Pixar Film *Cough*Soul*Cough) and that was a very deep film and I did feel emotional inside a bit too, plus chatting to a good friend to let out the recent things happening to me this week. But then it was about 2am and then it was time for bed again. 

The Crisps and Special K ketchup 2 egg omelette

And then by luck. 


We start in a more sombre tone with waking up at 9 and dad driving home, but the Mondays were meant to be a day for a customer but they now cancelled which is fair but I know I had other things to catch up with and well it was questions after organising some things out. But chores got in the way of questions and it was then having lunch and dinner as normal while walking Rosie. Which seems like boring and normal. But well I'm getting busy to catch-up with making money to pay things back and also it was even like having to wait 2 hours later for a bath before I could go in there. 

But then it came to Tuesday and actually this was a better day. Like Sure my mum had some things to do with her dad and then in the afternoon he spent some time with us, had a nice Hot bath as well as some nice meals, such as bacon and chips and then even scampi and a different chips too, but work the phones go off again for more customers when I'm busy for like 1 hour, FUCKING DAM IT. Even though the Xbox rep called so tried to get hold of him, but times don't work out. 

And alas things have caught up with me, February is now here and soon time for a new video when i get the time to this week. But since its a new month, a Recap on those goals is needed. 


The 2021 Resolutions: 

  • Stream more - This is actually starting to work, Scott Pilgrim streamed so far but not complete by a long shot  
  • Catch up with the  accounts in work - I'm slowly getting there 
  • Be able to hug someone non work or family related - The lockdown fucked this up so not until next year at this rate 
  • Complete at least 2 games in a story mode  - This could be possible, but not complete yet
  • Do more Day out vlogs  - This is going to be a few months away.
  • Schedule/plan out days more -  I've done this for a couple of days but things are in not controllable at the moment 

And there you have it, another catch-up and another 2 weeks to see what fate brings in for me.