Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Working and more pressure of potentials - Lockdown Stage 27

 Well,, July is finally here, things are nearly 3 weeks away until freedom in some cases, but chaos in others. For me there has been just work, sure some family time and also that chance of a big change which could make life more stressful on a day to day basis, but this might not be over yet and it could  be maybe a big new start or worst case cause things I'll regret later on. 

But well now lets catch up on the recent events. If any. 

But we start  with even waking up to be called a lazy bugger by a rep at work, sure its not intentional but banter but it made me feel that I am getting lazier and not working hard enough for me to keep going on the choices to then make for later on. But this was actually the day to get shaved and actually it was time to get the vaccine booked which had its own turn of events. 

This was funny, since of the fact that I had to deal with the GP and they said "We might not be doing vaccinations in August" like this push to get vaccinated is all well and good but not if places will stop by that point, but even when I cycled to work after attempting to book, it was a nightmare trying to call up, since the rep just said that just call again later. but the online booking system is still fucking up for getting it booked, like Even in August i cannot get it booked as I called just when typing due to a Technical Error. But the shave was well worth the effort. 

But Then it was getting to the point of more work, it was the fact that soon it was time to really  
get the work going, things were not too bad on that day and sure there is a sign of other things yet to arrive but also it was a case that there were also some chances for the days ahead to get widows 11, okay it was leaked and worked on the video editing laptop quite nicely too, but was a mix of not working and working in terms of it was not the full proper. 

Windows 11 being setup 

But as things progressed, work was starting to incline in the repairs section and also it was getting more and more stock in and also visits sorted out, but Also boxes were soon to be the topic, but after more boxes to be collected, it was time to have a nice indian which the prawn Pathia nearly burned me too. 

The indian takeout on the Friday night

As the weekend was going on, it was paid £20 to mum regarding a box to build for her as a farther day presents and also it was work and also a planned day out, Since technically it was very close to the freedom day but that Lies after the 12th Twitterversary, amazon parcels to be sold and even repairs were going to be harder and phone stock was there too. But the Jamaican pasty patty is always nice along with the Co-op water which for me can even last a whole week sometimes. 

The Patty and Water from the Co-op 

Then it was getting home and caning work, which for that past 2 to 3 weeks, has been even head aching due to the working online until 2am or even 3:30am on some nights, which paid off in small stages but it was getting money in, sure paid for the laptop for the editing and also getting money saved up for something to work out in that days ahead, which also the next month was going to be a giveaway again too. But it was then to regret that for the plans to happen on the Father's day. But there were 2 meals before the day was ending. 

A Head aching Father's day out 

Now this was actually interesting since my sister booked the same place as we went to for my Dad's birthday last year.. But that night i was up until 3am which meant it was going to be a bit of hangover style event. But as I woke up and that head was pounding, it was time to get changed and soon head off to Saltash. The clouds were looking bleak and the thought of having to check in when eating out was putting me of wanting to go, but things didn't go that bad as i thought once we found out the proper plan. 

The cloudy road 

But then it was to get to the Same place as before by around 11am but turns out the Roads were busy due to it being closed, but after calling the place up to let them know we will be late, we eventually  made it there, the embankment is chaotic by that point. 

The queues on embankment 

Then it was getting clearer by the hour and we luckily got to sit outside this time, I did bring the jumper but didn't need to wear it either. But then it was getting to choose what to have and well it was nice to go with something different, so it was pancakes with bacon and maple syrup instead, and i did add ketchup on there too. 

The views from the Hoe 

The Pancakes with the bacon and the maple syrup 

But then it was talking and catching up and remind dad I've already "booked" my vaccine and time was going on to make sure that happens, but me and sister were in a same situation which people rely on her to work from how others have been sick or self isolating due to positives and means no staff. But then again dad say her work doesn't give a shit about her, which for me is a different case since mins some suppliers can push but most mean well. But eventually after me finishing half of my sister's and mum's pancakes, it was time to get to walk about like walk the food off, its a family habit in the most cases. 

But a walk on the hoe it is and well this time was different, Since mum wanted to do the beetles pose, So we all did it, well photos of all of us in the same poses which were moulded to the ground were done there. I did sticker over family for the protection, just a FYI here.

The poses in the beetles place 

Another of me , dad and my sister 

Then we carried on, walking over the hoe to get to the barbican which was nearing the heat of the moment, which actually the headache was getting to be easier to ignore. But we walked towards the barbican and then to have a bite to eat and drink to the pub next to where OMG use to be, Christ I remember going in there for a glass of water at the bar and just listening to chats was a surreal feeling. But we got something like a nice bit of chips well the sweet potato ones. 

The Appetiser for me 

The views was really nice too, the crowds were going nice and also time was being killed. Ordering from the website was okay but fuck it was pricey. 

The barbican 

Then it was timing to walk back, along the hoe, the headache was still there but I would feel a bit better, So it was then off to go back to the car while passing which for me was not as bas as earlier. but it was also the time that my dad was going to go to my sister's fiancés work to look at this hybrid car he was thinking about, which later on is the plan of his ideas causing stress for me. But the views on the way back is nice too.

The Ferry as it closes  in 

More views of the Hoe 

Then it was the drive over to look at this car, which was not too bad but there was some forced sales tactic at play. But after, it was time to go to the range which was only nearby and that had loads of deals and really it was also the best time to get some, such as a Phone light, Bike Tyre Tubes, even 30 pack of ice lollies as well as mum getting some things from the TGI Fridays Range in Iceland too. Which dad mentioned the story of an old client of his had a worker that suddenly died, always mentions it as we go to this car park too. 

The car park with the ex quarry looking bit 

It does get busy here 

Then it was time to drive to drop the sister off first and also give out the presents for farther's day, which was nice with this crate along with actually other bits like beer and crisps etc. But eventually it was time to drive home and then get a nice walk for Rosie done after, but it was good to have those TGI Fridays buffalo chicken which was actually not coated on and just dipped in the sauce, which reminds me the buffalo sauce is running out and soon my hair needs to change....

The buffalo chicken with garlic bread and half of hunters chicken bit with no cheese

The busy weeks last of June

Now this meant for me it was back to work and things were going to be expensive, since releases were almost every week and it was also a chaotic moment when the moment of Xbox Series X to arrive. Which meant getting plans made up and getting them in, but also it was more repairs and also caning more online work to make sure things were saved up for the 3 weeks from that week, since there is temptation and also there is wish of a Holiday this year but I think it will be 2022 before that happens. 

Now it gets worse since something was happening which meant dad was really pushing to move quickly, yes move house, Since of an investment he wants to make and really it was getting to the stress of knowing my easy average life might get more difficult or it means even longer days than it sometimes can be already.

Which if I known this 1 year ago, the shop might never of happened, but thats how things go. This was causing some sleepless nights and working online to forget about it but it was lingering and makes it even sometimes stressful to come home, especially from someone who makes jokes about hobbit feet and sometimes calls me a monk which I still don't understand why, okay in seriousness, he hasn't been making jokes at me the past few weeks so that has made me feel less intimidated. While work was going on, it was also good to get some more bits from Co-op and also sometimes Central but the bottled water is always lasting me a fair few days. 

The Pasta and the Drink 

Then it was the end of the week and well, the consoles arrived as well as other switch games, so time to get them out and also Sony did some changes which means it has to be time consuming for me at the end of the week but  there we are, also it was close to an OF ending which one pointed wanted renewal, and the best part is that starling had to change the card (not due to actual fraud, but protection from potential fraud) so renewals don't go ahead too. But that started as of next week. The best thing is that from bailing customers, Xbox did not sell until having to list it on fucking FB marketplace and boy i get a very shiver down my spine, but one person turned up and paid for it in full, one person wanted to trade a Gaming PC in, so its adding the notes every time. 

The consoles 

More Switch Games 

A heavy lunch for that Saturday 

Then it came to my dad, which it was starting to get tricky, since sure the Saturday was actually a Chinese at my sisters, since we had to deliver a piece of some drawers and desk to hers. This was from grandad's fiancé that died in august (well the day after me and my sister went to visit her) and that was meaning other things going on with family which luckily I was not having to help much on, okay sure there is a bit saying I'm not in the will (mum and sister and cousin are not either) but i still remember her saying I was to try to sugar-coat me to sort of  bend to her wishes for like being helping her out when i had no way to get over there safely if needed but oh well. Also it was nice to watch Avengers Endgame while eating it and some nice to have salt and pepper squid/calamari, I miss that stuff when seeing someone special which it seems like that is next year... Fun fact this was from the place which I had my 4th Date with someone that used to work there back in 2018 (that was when the 4th date was) . 

The Chinese takeout 

Then it cam to the stress part, since the day after it was being told that I could potentially get my own place or move out further to get places but it was stressful having to make it clear I'm not making enough to get there on my own, sure real life work is getting no survival issues due to the BBLS which I've got to pay off at one point and sure the online work is okay and also YT Partner is no way viable without having to crunch it, and I'll be honest, getting the time to film is needed but also I  just have a feeling I'll get no downtime from rushing to get more bills paid, So that had to be made clear, like even suggested me going for closing the shop and getting a normal job, like yes but at the end of the day I do have something that could make money when  I worked at it daily. Plus that helps to get time for YouTube, but the future has 2 years to prove to me I've made a fucked up mistake with the shop and also fuck up something special without realising. But thats all I can say for now on that. 

Stressing out on that made me have to go on 2 walks, the weather was starting to get quite bad with the rain. Well this was nothing new there and sometimes I needed time to think, which this was really going to be the case, its put me on edge the next few days after about this, but its going to happen, sure me and mum have been talking about it and how he has been rushing to invest and also wants a place with a view when the housing market has been spiking god knows fucking high and soon will crash once the pandemic is very close to a end in sight which then might be the time, but things change but its that hindsight that gets me. But it was a Sunday so a sort of rest day and working online to make sure funds are sorted yet again But this was before having to be in the shop and hitch a lift with sister's fiancé to get a Series X sold to his mate who was keen. 

The nasty cloud in the sky 

A Leftover Sunday night meal 

But as things gets back to the final week of June, well sadly things do not go to plan, First the consoles there were 4 out of 6 left, but people are a lot more receptive to the S but still umming and urring. But, lets be fair its potential to stay until Christmas. But we will see. 

This was proven by coming home on the Tuesday after another day of work, sure it was quiet and Monday was more of just one visit then more admin to do minus having a call with a rep while texting and seeing something else too. But on that Tuesday, mum had a covid scare so it means it was time to finally have my first swab test, which actually didn't goo to badly and I got negative first time. Also the chicken tikka slice was good to leave there for lunch on the day after. 

The slice from the day before and the drink from last week

Time to take the first test of my life 


But then it was getting busier in work, people wanted phones, repairs and also I wanted to get files copied over from one drive to another for if I needed to use the clips on a previous library for vlogs in the future. But that and also working online but also taking it easier for a little bit since I was getting a lot of headaches from that too. I mean it is intensive and still manage it but its put a lot of things off to get done like shaving, filming and even games playing to streaming. But it means for me I will take some easy off with that. But Wednesday  was some admin and even getting to share a chocolate bar with a former neighbour at work since she was skint and well 2 duplo for £0.50 is a bargain since ferreo make it. 

The Duplo Chocolate 

July is a wet arrival

That and Windows 11 being on the video editing laptop felt smooth and fast, well the UUP version.  But instead it was more boxes and me buying stupid bargains to keep things going, then again Headsets at work always sell a treats, those northerners isn't too bad to talk to, heck my rep even went to a stand up near him and that was a different experience, even during a pandemic. Plus a strange conversation with a rep regarding DC Super hero girls, like its not been a top seller and asking why (not me, other retailers too) Also my fucking god the main road is finally clear and ready to be used as normal, I'm REALLY surprised no car crashes happened.

Headsets some arrived some not seen for years (Bottom right) 

More headsets and cheap headphones

The empty Road 

This has been a massive shock of nearly month an a half of chaos 

The night sky 

The plants in the dark

But as it gets cloudier, it was in for a more emptying of boxes to help with grandad moving out of his/grandad's fiancés house which from the talking to family, it seems like he's gotten negative now and maybe its a gene thing from where the negativity and anxiety on my end comes from. But for now it seems like its a lingering in the back of my mind. But instead it was nice to have another indian takeout again, even when waiting in the takeout and also even getting  Even after dealing with NHS 119 on the phone for a technical error to book the covid vaccine which online is still nearly past the crealy adventure park bit. But that could happen for a vlog. Plus more Taxi Fares were Paid of £5 just before I had to leave to collect that 

The Indian Takeout 

But then it was looking towards a weekend to plan and it was meant to be filming but in the end it turns out another walk with Rosie and then actually was to film but it meant to re-organise my room, since due to this moving out, we got given some old clean Wardrobes so it means I got the ones that were in my parents room before, then it was the case or organising my room. But in the end, it does make it look a bit bigger. 

A nice little brunch too 

Progress with the wardrobe and the narrower shelf 

The monitor, game shelf and Rosie by the Door 

A Look at the wardrobe

But then it was to organise the desk in the office and well its was good to use the monitors I purchased last year  which felt nice to finally used them for potential streaming  but more dual monitors for working. 
The screens and keyboard

Then it was relax tonight. Sure watching things with parents was good and also to eventually lean about a potential big news story if the legal experts find out and also watching Pokemon the Journeys which is odd since its like a rewrite. But I will keep watching it as and when I get to use Netflix, my mum loves it.

But then it means its going to be another week, which the weather was not looking good but it means to do some different work, such as cycling to yet another hidden area near the  Tamar river, for well, another internet connection, which luckily it was not too bad to get the as well as a visit on the way there, but it was well, the rain pouring down, climbing up a slippery ladder and phone masts being too far or away from a hill to get good signal. But I ended up getting home at 6pm but it made me feel some form of knowledge but also explains at the feelings of heights of not being well when going to the tube via escalators. 


But there we are, and sure it means from the news, that 2 weeks time is the end of lockdown and things open up, which means for me its going to be a risk to work until that jab but I think if I OD on the vitamin C, its less chance and masks too. Parents were pissed off from hearing that news and thinks its too soon, for me maybe it does feel too soon too but I have to plan life around work. Especially with like 3 customers to call as of tomorrow due to working most of the day today as well. 

A Catch Up on the Resolutions: 

Well lockdown has nearly finished for reals this time, my life is mostly working and long nights and days, love life is slowly but surely able to be  normal ish when the time comes and even some of these goals are close to being able to be done 

  • stream more - Still got the GenkiCast to review and now more bedroom space might work but not done 
  • Catch up with the  accounts in work -  This is better than I thought, sure the accounts balance are never going to match but the other side of info is clearer, even profit on some months 
  • Be able to hug someone non work or family related - Looking towards A fair bit of time away but legally able to now 
  • Complete at least 2 games in a story mode  - Not done  
  • Do more Day out vlogs  - One down and still more planned, 
  • Schedule/plan out days more -  Things are being looked at 

But thanks for reading and Soon there won't be 2 week catch ups once lockdown ends in 2 weeks which might end a lot of the post count for the past year or nearly 2. But well with things on my mind, life could collapse but time will tell 

See you then.