Sunday, 31 October 2021

And October of Cancelled Fairs and non stop work

 Well, times have been that chaotic time of feeling on autopilot and its going to get even busier with how things will become, but things have just felt like its been empty with nothing much on focus, Sure there has been times I can wait for time to be ready to catch up with goals and maybe happier futures but as the busy winter comes in, It will be that time to make sure its going to work out in the end. It means having to shut things off from the world, thats for sure, but well its that sacrifice to get things going. 

So on the catchup Side of things, well there has not been many stories to tell. But i'll go through some of the highlights of October. 

The October of wet and Work. 

So with out story ending from the first week, it was fast approaching the importantly former week of fun which is Goose Fair But like the previous post and vlog, its found to be cancelled for a 2nd year in a row, and now the talk of the plans to renovate what was to become on the event for time for the future.  But this week before was for releases and food, from sausage rolls to work neighbors making little balls made o cheese without realizing I allergic to it and having to spit out most of what bite i had of it. 

Farcry 6

Brownies and rolls

Lunch after a visit of emergency on how to setup a Hotspot on a iPHone 

The balls made of cheese with more cheese inside

But then it was heading towards a weekend to prepare myself to get things done, with a busy week approaching and even more chaos in work to deal with from what I was about to find out, it was time to just suck it up and also finally get some overdue chores done, especially with finally preparing for windows 11 to install over 4 days later than the start of when this post begins, the 5th October, which from that Day it was getting good weather and looking to stay like that as well.  

And so the chores of that Sunday begin. 

A Sunday for cleaning: 

So we begin with the plan of being able to sort out what appears that day, since the plan was to get done. 

  • Reinstall windows 11 to the Desktop, Laptops. 
  • Clean out the Desktop PC
  • Backup files from the laptops
  • Clean the bike
  • Any other chores 
So that was the plan and it did take most of the time to do that, but the first plan was for waking up and also lunch after walking rosie,. 

The Roast pork with the chicken gravy 

As that afternoon was getting amazingly warm and like the summer we should of had, it was time to get the Bike Cleaned up, especially after the disaster with the shoes being killed from the brakes, a clean is the important step to get it working, since that was just one of the steps. But with this comes issues as sadly the Key for one of the locks snapped, which means only one lock works. But after an hour, it was all clean. Also Back4blood had been delivered, well a cutout for it anyway. 

The Bike before cleaning

After cleaning

Now it was then the time to catch the last parts of it and make sure it was ready to go, before having a nice bit of wraps for tea in term of point and call, which then lead to the next task. 

The wraps and salad

To Clean the PC, which the Steambox, it was time to get it cleaned. With some SSDs to swap Over for the making sure, it was time to get it working for if i travel next year with some time off to make for myself and maybe #omracersholiday which means being able to edit on a bus and only take 1 Laptop instead of 2, making less strain when running on my back.  But also with Windows 11 now released, it was the best time to get that done too. Luckily it managed to sort itself out with the WiFi card fitted a well so it works with Bluetooth as well. 

The Before the clean of the PC

The Power supply to Clean out

That fan was dusty for sure

With that up and running, the 128GB NVME Drive in the PC and swapping out the 240GB I put in there from the Maibenben which had the SN550 from last year in there. But BOY did it make a speed difference for day to day use for using the  PC, which makes it easier to get work done, Windows 11 was like a dream, almost. Minus a black screen on the second screen when watching videos, but I'll work on that in future, its not working with drivers, so could be a DDU way. 

But with that done, it was time to get the laptops sorted for Windows 11, the SN550 was in the cleveo laptop and that kept the files and the laptop was good to go and ready to continue on. Especially for the next vlogs of well normal life, since of the fact There was No Goose Fair. 

The Week of what was a Fair in another universe:

So its the start of the second week in October, which was the usual chores of the Monday to get a visit done, but with the preparation of actually a Good week of weather, it was one of those times of it not being as it should be feeling. But the global state of affairs is the same. But it was the next day, shit gets annoying in work and having to then go to a visit the day after which Ended up cycling in the Dark, which the nights were not pulling in as quick as a 2 weeks later but REALLY. But it was done and dusted and the e-bike pulled through. 

But then it was the day, so Goose Fair was not here but the weather felt like it was with us in spirit, work was getting more one after another but luckily not a visit to deal with so I could get the vlog sorted out. But that and The surgery called for booking the potential appointment on the day before, but I had to cancel since i had a fair bit of visits that day anyway. 

The views from the shop as I got into work

Now it was then to focus up walking back home and taking the long way home for a change which has some higher viewpoints, But it makes it one nice way to end that day actually.  

The Clouds over the Town

The Walk home while reflecting 

Then it was just the time to get that back up and running, but this weekend was going to be good since of the fact of a weekend to myself, which well, it means online work as well as the fact it was finally soon time to get the video i've been trying to film for at least 6 MONTHS. 

But work was always in the way before that, which there was some time for getting the vlog up by Friday if i remember it, but knowing that after there was a potential mini goose fair event on the Saturday, means it is the chance for another vlog to happen, especially as it was a 2 day stint of freedom but Rosie is the cause of that not feeling like it. 

Cheap slices on offer too

But the Saturday was also one longer day since as sod's law goes, it means I did not finish the shop until 6pm, but the Morning was a complete different look with a THICC FOG that reminded me of Persona 4 actually. 

The fog as I ran to work 

Then it was having to deal with a kid again as well as this one important task of a screen replacement to finish due to actually coincidental moments with Monday was meant to be a day off but that did not happen. But it was that time to really push it and get it cracking on, with scraping glass in a literal sense. I did not finish until 6pm and had to pelt it to run home for walking Rosie. 

Scraping Glass off

But then it was time to walk her in the Field, the moon was out in full swing but it was not full fog but Hazy is a word to describe it for the most part too. 

The view of the Town

The moon above the sky

Then it was the chance to have a nice warm soup as well as Work until 4:30am again to make that bit extra money for what could be the future but its probably going to be spent on broadband prices or food from shopping but little to save up. Actually i did buy some clips in the end since hormones and in the most part, its been harder to pleasure and all honest, the burning has not been as intense in mornings but noticeable after a pee during the day, even with just flavour non squash water. Also i got given Iron Bru from a visit a few days ago

The chilli mix from a tin as well as a chicken stock curry tomato cup soup

Another Sunday of chores and Filming. 

Well, after waking up at 11am from a longer sleep and also make sure it was the chores from the Rubbish to put out to even the Plants to check on, and actually it was amazing weather, almost very hot, which usually is the case of it on the Week of when goose fair is. But it felt empty, for that. But it was also time to get the Saturday evening vlog up. So after the chores done, that editing was the goal. 

But before that, was the chance to get a nice big hearty meal of a egg bacon chill burger in a bread with salad vibe. And BOY it was good. 

The huge egg bacon chilli burger sandwiches with salad and more fried bits 

Then while getting the chores does from the rubbish to even another dog walk, it was time to get the hair dyed with some remaining hair dye and also the chance of being able to have new hair, but it did not work as i Thought. the Sour green apple gfuel did not change the hair. 

Changing the hair dye

It did not make a change 

Then it was the evening and while editing, it was odd a friend i text suddenly did not have imessage but it could be something else, but not sure. But I got that vlog up and one more dogwalk before Rosie with her stress, decided to non stop snarl and bark, even with me being 2 rooms away, it causes no end of issues when filming.

Filming the Review of the shadowcast which well, was FINALLY OVERDUE, and I was relieved to get it sorted, Rosie in the end begged me to walk her after which was 0:10 the next day by then. 

This actually is going to be useful and would make it easier If needing to stream on a laptop in the future. 

The Shadowcast unboxed

Works on the Vita TV

More Wet and working 

Then it was the sleep before the next day and That was going to be a nightmare, which the weather was taking a bit of a VERY nasty turn, with soaked roads and also having to go to the shop in the morning due to this tablet to be collected, makes it annoying. But then it was time to cycle on to a visit of another PC which needed to be sorted. But that came at a Price, of being Soaked to the ppint of having to go to walk bare feet and also it did cause issue to the battery a week later. But later on it was the case of going to nans after which Mum and Dad picked me up since they came back from their weekend away, but they forgot their phone charger and low on SD card storage too. 

The FOG was intense on the way to nans after 

But then it was the end of that day, another soup for the tea and it was the case of another exhausting day done, sure it was back to work the next day but that life for me. IT was also the case of waiting for a text and also having to re order phones from suppliers due to how my luck goes. Which it could be a case of just having to pay out for it in November for it. 

The soup and the snacks to dip it in 

But then it was more work incited, with having to organised bits and pieces and various visits. Some days were late and also an opportunity to get the 6 pro laptop up and running with a cheaper refurbish 1TB SSD which collecting that was for a later time. But that was also for another part of food, such as the slimming world food since mum was on one of those diets again so the food was going to be not as fun as others in some ways. 

A mixed range from gammon to curry to even potato salad 

But then it was a long visit to deal with on the Wednesday and well that means a late time to get home for more food, which there was a Casserole which is never my favorite unless added with more of the other parts like hot curry powder. I mean I've forgotten whats happens for most of those days minus just working, since that all thats happened. But then it was getting another bottle of water on one of those quieter days. 

The Bottle of water

The Casserole

But then it was getting towards the end of the week, the drives were ordered, the Phone did not turn up and it was going to also be finding out other things while working online as well as small replies here and there, there was a friend on instagram going on about a new partners he's been flirting with to soon be with or fatten her at least but thats not my business. 

But it was soon to be appearing with the weekend, with not much to say, sure there was a nice time to have off for the Sunday due to the weather was getting wet and nasty, sure it was also me not increasing the consequences of the rain from that Monday of cycling and also sure it was lucky of the time that I was getting drained but its an autopilot motion of events. But some microwave curries are a nice way to take it as well. 

A nice bowl of been and black bean as well as teriyaki sauce too. 

But that Sunday was a case of waking up a bit later and finally cracking down to getting the review video editing done, since that was filmed a week ago which before that was some chores here and there, but coleslaw was the food of choice that weekend.  Like it was good for most of it except the roast. 

The Chicken Ginger bite and coleslaw half sub 

Roast Port and potatoes 

a Mix of leftovers and salad too 

The Half-Term 

Then it was the case in point of another Monday to go on with and this was a better on, since the weather turned out much dryer than before and well that in its own right. But in itself it was a push to get bits done since of the fact it was Half term AND also the fact that one last minute text means 4 visits done on that day. But here the kicker, I noticed that the battery was not holding its charge or cutting out quite badly, especially as last week there was a visit i was meant to do last minute but ended up they cancelled on the day of the visit, but 2 deliveries that day saved it instead.  Plus a Paypal loan was paid off. 

I noticed and it meant going up the hill to really feel the pain of it, luckily the jeans were dry and also the weather was not as frost bite as other, since when that comes in, it will not be a case of visits at all. All in All it lead to me getting to finally go lidl to get last bits of the offer for the big night in and american bits that were on offer that week before too. After a spending of £16.61 with discounts, it felt right to call that a day and have some of it later. 

The £16.61 load out from lidl 

The Mix for i got home too and adding some extras

Now while this was going on, I started getting into Rock's Diamonds which is a mobile sort of port of the Boulder Dash game from years back, so there was some chill time in small bits, but also this week was to be stressful from some repairs I had to push back as well as due to some releases to sort out, again having to call people on the journey is not the best of ideas. 

The first day was heaving from one after another, old work partners came in and did some work for phones of his or something but that and mum dropped off a sausage roll while sorting out a Series X Order. But that was more filling than i expected that to be really. 

The Fanta and the sausage roll 

Then a visit later, it was back home to get the salad and a mix Pukka Pie to eat which is the second time of it in all honesty.  Plus these BBQ bull bits were PENG 

The pie, with chicken, bbq bull bites and fried onions

But as the days go along it was being the case of visit after one day of no visits to another and especially as this was half term, there was a bit more customers than usual which is a good sign I should say, but the weather was getting to be not as nice. 

I got home from one of the ...wait, i was waiting until 6:30pm for a fucking DPD truck that never turned up on Wednesday and found my sister visited and we all watched Black Widow (she logged Disney + to us which I've got a lot to explore on that side) But it was nice to finally try the cashew butter with it which is like a nicer version of peanut butter in some ways. 

The Gammon with broccoli and the salad too as we the Cashew butter 

But then it was the final few days and well, it was a mick taking when one day was dealing with more visits and back to planning of other things since of the money that was being used for more orders and well, it was also the case of Soldering a PS4 HDMI port is not going well so more tools are added to the list of orders and means more to push back.  

But this was when the rain was incredible, I mean it was flooding again and after a visit to do a windows upgrade, the rain was so much so, the flooding was getting on the path and the stairs by the car park was a mini waterfall, like a while back. But all in the moment isn't it. 

Also the first time of a cheap sandwich from Central 

The water gushing from the car park 

But then it was coming up to the weekend, which with Half term and Halloween, it was going to be the case of ....actually consoles and some pre orders of games means it will be a Sunday working. But, this was lucky of a printer delivery after Posting off a VR Kit from labo (remember those) for the Switch and then picking up some bargain soups on the way back to the shop.  Since it was me and Dad on our own for the few hours of the night, it was time to cope with working online but another chicken noodle tomator soup was the plan here. 

The £1 for both soup and noodles

A chicken noodle tomato soy sauce curry powder soup with more dipping bits 

As working for some of the days this week was leading to 2 to 3am moments, some of which while watching Batman films and also some fapping at 3am or so. It was alot to get the energy to get it going but this weekend was coming to the end of summer Time. Daylight savings was 1 day away. 

A Hallow-working Weekend. 

So it was the Saturday, the weather was up and down and as I left for work, mum asked about when I would be getting the second jab and I had to make it clear that going to be January, especially as its going to be nearly 2 weeks of non stop working to end the October and also deal with the first week of November, its just making what I can to know things are ok, the last thing i need is a potential side effect, working thru that and then suddenly in Hospital , yes single jab is just as risky but the mask is on most of the day in work and visits and clean hands etc is all I can do until i can plan that. 

But it was a LONG day since I had one overdue visit for a OS upgrade that I shit not took about 3 hours, well I got home at 9:40 ish pm in all honesty. Which I missed on a fresh Indian Takeout but I had leftovers luckily. 

The leftover indian takeout which was really nice but goes straight through in a short time after, not sure why on the spice side. 

But then it was getting some relaxing done and then a bath  and a coivd test due to mum asking about the jab, which was negative too. Some sore throat i had but that was from the running in the clear sky in cold air on the way home at 9:30pm. 

Then I was in bed by around the midnight mark and well Rosie decided to jump in and means it was hard to sleep when she just takes up the fucking room, and if i move her, I hear loud barks, if i sleep on the left side of the bed, growls then barks, if the right then its find but i can't get comfy at all either. 

We then lead it to the Sunday and well,m Waking up around 8:50 to then get up and get going to work since Dad wanted to get there early which we did get some clearing up done, such as which to finally get another step closed to the arena with a Mains socket open. 

The Sawed main socket 

Then it was a case that some hoovering was done and finally the time for work, which well only 4 customers turned up, Both consoles are paid for and it gave me the time to finally type this up as it should be with ending the month as it should be. And another drink and sausage roll and donut for a early lunch makes it so. 

The Sausage Roll, donuts and Fanta

But then it comes to the end of the month, sure there is a meal ahead and sure its 4pm as i type this up, feeling a bit nippy and then its time to end another week with another month gone. But i'll be honest and its time go go through the changes of the Year Resolutions since its no longer a new year until 2 months time for another set of goals to try to aim for and miss probably completely. 

The 2021 Resolutions: 

  • Stream more - Not done a thing . 
  • Catch up with the  accounts in work - Sort of not getting there, but November I'll have to try if i can, especially as it comes to Sundays soon to work more. 
  • Be able to hug someone non work or family related - Still not met anyone socially outside family or work
  • Complete at least 2 games in a story mode  - Nope 
  • Do more Day out vlogs  - Looking Like next year 
  • Schedule/plan out days more -  Its sort of getting there, I might be able to say this one as a pass 

Well that it, October gone and worked away and well its time for the Last 2 months of the year, will things happen or will this be the time I topple or even die from the pandemic, Life does not tell you any signs but work keeps most of the Adrenalin at bay, though I do feel more of a pulse or heartbeat so to speak. 

see you around, also FYI, I wont be able to go to the fireworks in Plym anyway,  probably a visit will happen to cause that to be stopped.