19,518 photos on my laptop. Mostly since I got the new lap top a couple of years ago, incredible. What has that to do with the blog?
To add to the recent disasters last week the day before our days off in Inverness I knocked a cup of tea over the mac book!! It was closed but I opened it before wiping it down, it seems that allowed ‘some’ tea to go inside. Fortunately I was going to the Apple shop in Inverness the next day and Kieren , the ‘Genius’ sorted it all out, but it took 3 hours between us, thank goodness it was quiet.
But the lesson learned yet again is sort the photos, make books CD’s or something. Then back up to hard drive (of which I now have several). But on opening the back of the less than 2 year old Mac we found that there was verdigris on the motherboard?
The laptop has hardly been out of the house but it seems that the fan has been sucking in the corrosive Rona winter air, looks like the laptop is going to be history shortly.
Don’t know if you can see but the white ‘thing’ is a seagull which has been trying to take off all day but the force8/9 gale has grounded it. It was sheltering for most of the morning behind the stump at the bottom of our path, poor bird. That is the way it is to-day, gales, pouring rain but at least it is relatively warm.
What a difference in the countryside on the East coast where we were last Monday to Thursday evening. We met up with my son just back from Oz and had a few days with him, shopping and relaxing.
Looks like the Council is spending the budget, hopefully some of the potholes will get sorted, there are many, more obvious to us not knowing where they are and finding them without any problem. The convoy vehicle must have been washed that day, the reflection on its back window was very clear. The weather from Kyle just got better and the further East we went the dryer it became. It was a big surprise to see fields from Inverness to Elgin very dry and spring work in full swing. It was a different world.
All too soon it was back to Rona but not before picking up 4 new hens to replace the minks dinner. I think they were a bit shell shocked and the hail showers Friday did not settle them much in the poly tunnel.
To-day they seem to be getting used to it and coming from Struan, Donald’s Hens’ where the wind comes straight from America, you think they would be used to it.
We’ll be locking them in from now on and maybe step up the trapping. We will see. In the meantime it is back to work and after Calum’s full weeks work schedule Friday was a day of dotting the i’s and crossing the T’s.
I got the spring from Dingbro and thought it was the wrong one as it did not match the broken one, I thought here we go again, but, it was put together a different way to the broken one and a quick sort out and it was on, what a change to be not bouncing up the road.
I checked out the floor at the holiday cottages but that will be Monday, roll on some better weather.