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Update

Well, the last couple of days have been pretty hectic getting the kitchen sorted and taking the car in for a service. The kitchen is now complete, obviously we still need to decorate but we now have a working kitchen again šŸ˜€

On Friday we went across to Birmingham to have the car serviced at Motor Mech which went pretty well. It was the first time I’d taken it there but Paul was very friendly and told me lots of little things that need doing. I wanted Paul to fit the Squadra chip at the same time but unfortunately my wife got a bit bored walking around Birmingham and wanted to get back and see her new kitchen. I asked Paul to skip fitting the chip and just do the service which he was more than happy to do. So, today I fitted the chip myself (with a little help from my friends) which was reasonably easy although getting the ECU open is really quite difficult. I still haven’t had a chance to fully test it so although I have given it a little run and there is definitely more power there!

Back to work tomorrow, it feels like I’ve been off for ages. We have a new employee starting tomorrow too.

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Better today

I’m feeling much better today, woke up still feeling a little under the weather but definitely better. Talking of weather, we had snow over night and it was still showering with snow in the morning. I knew I had to drive to Leicester to pick up my business partner so was rather concerned about the state of the roads. I decided to just go for it only to find my ABS light came on straight away and rather worryingly stayed on for the entire journey. I’m not quite sure why the light came on, I can only assume it had detected a fault with the brakes (probably something frozen) and had come on to warn me of that, it cleared on a subsequent journey anyway. We headed straight back to Cov pretty soon after I arrived as we had no milk at his place šŸ˜¦ We had our scheduled exit interview for our departing employee which went OK, it was more of a chat over a pint really which is probably how things like that should be.

Kitchen is now really coming along although today threw up a couple of surprises. Firstly I came home at one point today to find my father and the builders mopping up large amounts of water from the kitchen floor… they had managed to burst a radiator pipe an half flood the kitchen! Secondly my father called me later in the day to tell me he’d discovered a slight miscalculation in the units we had purchased for the new kitchen. Basically a 1000mm corner base unit isn’t actually 1000mm as it needs to situated 400mm from the wall! I therefore had to call in to the DIY store on the way home to purchase a replacement cabinet that we could swap out further along the run of units to reduce the space appropriately.

Work wise, today went pretty well as I managed to do some chargeable work this afternoon which is very rare for a Wednesday as these are normally our ‘management catch-up days’ which although necessary rarely produce chargeable work.

Not feeling great

Yesterday late afternoon I started to feel extreme hunger pains which seemed very odd as I had well throughout the day. Pains continued after I’d eaten my evening meal (admittedly it was a kebab so I did kinda asked for it) so I went to bed really early. I didn’t sleep very well as the pains persisted but felt a bit better this morning when I got up. I’m still not feeling 100% now but feel better than I did this time last night.

The kitchen is coming along really nicely now and all the building work and majority of the plastering is now complete. The new units are going in tomorrow so it may resemble a kitchen again soon!

I finally ordered the chip for the coupé yesterday which has now been dispatched. I really do hope it arrives in time to have it fitted on Friday.

monday musings

the snow feel gently outside – as is apparantly the pattern for this time of year (m’good lady and the bloke I went caving with a few weeks back both tell me that it snowed this time last year).

inside, I’m confronting blogging for the first time… what will transpire? what revolution with unfold on monitors, LCD’s and TFT’s across cyber-space.

Spellchecker for Firefox

While looking for a way to spell check my blog posts I came across this very handy extension. SpellBound – Spellchecker for Firefox and the Mozilla Suite

I actualy found that following the install instructions didn’t work and after installing all 3 bits, I had to reinstall the spellbound extension to get it working. Alternatively, install the additional bits first, then the spellbound extension which seems to work too. YMMV.