19,518

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?

Verdigrease

Verdigrease

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.

Flight Delayed

Flight Delayed

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.

Reflected

Reflected

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.

The Hens Head Up The Gangway

The Hens Head Up The Gangway

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.

Lively

Lively

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.

Spring is Here

Spring is Here

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.

Finished

Finished

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About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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One Response to 19,518

  1. Lesley says:

    Floor looking good. Now where’s the sofa x

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