Down down down

Yeah, for whatever reason I’ve been on a bit of a downer today. Reaching it’s peak about 4pm when I was just laying doing nothing staring at the ceiling. Which sounds worse than it was; just couldn’t get the enthusiasm for anything. Work, not work, watching TV, listening to music. Everything kinda left me completely cold and without any feeling of enthusiasm. In the end I did the “clearing the book shelves of junk”. Unbelievably I’ve got 5 bags of books to go; and there’s another 6 *boxes* of books at my parents! 6 Boxes! I’ll save you the trouble, “Bloody hell Kate”….
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Love thy neighbour

Unless of course he’s a complete wanker.

So I’m working on my car, not even daring to have the engine running (which is a sin in his book, but I didn’t need it running for this :-), and what does he do? Turn his little shittyped round until the exhaust is pointing directly at me (well, the car’s in the way, but the exhaust is pointing down…) – i.e. sideways on his drive; start it and run it.

Why? God knows. He’s just a shit, as far as I’m concerned.

Then, while I was doing the video bits of “how to change the engine stay” he sat and rev’d his motorbike…

….again, possibly explicable, except that he was washing it. Why this required it to be rev’d I’m not entirely sure.

Anyway, engine stay is changed, I hope it’s a bit better now, and the judder’ll be removed…. and when I get the software I’ll edit that video (all 25 minutes of it) into something sane / insane :-)

Moggie Magic!

Well, after a bit of a misjudged afternoon (took kick plates off, discovered very distressing things, put kick plates back on – but did this all too late….making me late for doing stuff with my housemate, which made me late for..) the Morris Minor Meeting was cool, bizzarely they seemed never to have encountered a woman who does, uh, all her own maintainance…. and um…. seem to want me to give a talk on it. Ah well. We’ll see.

Argh!

No, another Nursing Times has arrived! This is unfair, I’ve not even *opened* the previous one! Nyargh.

To upgrade or not to upgrade

So I’m meant to be working, but I’ve just reencountered this irritating bug with my favourite piece of software / my webbrowser. Just as I was e-mailing the support people for both applications I realised I should probably check for upgrades. Now, I’ve kept WebsterXL up to date, but Ov Pro appears to be marginally out of date.

Now…. do I upgrade and see if it cures the bug? Or do I wait until I’ve finished working…… I think we know the answer to that one!

Sore!

It’s taken a long, long time; but finally the instrument panel is file’d, filled and just needs sanding. By which I mean, all the holes are the correct sizes for their instruments; all the surfaces are fairly flat….except one.

Having ‘designed’ it and measured it incredibly carefully (by my standards) – the instruments all fit (just, the clock/voltmeter/revcounter are *really* close, touching, actually – they were intended to be about 1mm apart. Heh, my metal working isn’t that good!) – but one thing which didn’t occur until I had the instruments sat there was that the one which extends past the curve of the dash…. it needs a bulge in the dash behind it otherwise it doesn’t look too stunning.

Never mind, it would have had to be filler anyway, or braze if the braze had worked…. but it didn’t and so filler it is. A few more happy hours and it should be dry and hard and then final sanding prior to priming and spraying. It’s really quite exciting :-)

The only problem, my hand is now sore and awaiting a blister I suspect from going at the metal with a file for hours.