A Whole Day Lost

When it comes to technology if there is going to be a problem, you just know its going to be a big one.

Today I had the task of switching all my files, work, photos and other stuff from my laptop over to a brand new super duper desktop. I knew this was going to be torture and I just knew something was going to go wrong.

Not least because I had decided to buy a computer without an operating system. If you ever get a bright idea to do this yourself, don’t OK. Trust me don’t do it unless you are buying the disk with the computer in the shop.

I didn’t want to go into town to buy an operating software disk because it was too much hassle. I had the idea to download it onto my laptop, but it on an external hard drive and then plug it into the new computer.

This sounds straight forward but it unfortunately turned into a situation where i wish I had a short and quick way to end my life! It started with me forgetting to take the damn hard drive to my office to having to drive into town anyway because my USB stick wasn’t big enough for the job.

Then the one i bought didn’t flippin work, so I had to spend hours on the live chat with the software support team. Then  I finally got it up and running after more calls to the support team, only to experience a very similar situation with installing microsoft office. Which I can not live without.

By the time everything was good, set up and ready to do business, I had to go home.

Day gone.

Funny as **** Campervan video

I absolutely love these guys.

I can’t believe the BBC let them go after the Jeremy Clarkson controversy. I don’t think they will ever get a better program to show on their network. So funny….

Just watching this gets me excited for our challenge. Traveling is fun, any kind of mission that involves vehicles, a few mates and unreliable, old engines is a recipe for ridiculousness!

Rant About Plumbers

So its the start of winter. It has definitely got colder here in Plymouth all of a sudden so the heating hs had to go on. The start of 5 months of contant problems for us.

Our boiler has shot it. Its about 20 years old and it struggles with life.

Should I go out and get a new one?  Well probably, but because of the awkward position the boiler is in in our house its going to cost an arm and a leg to replace. There needs to be some piping removed out of a false wall, the wall needs to be partially taken down and its will be a right mess and a shitload of work for a plumber.

The amount of money it will cost would pay for another epic trip to Africa or Asia so I just can’t bear to do it.

So we have to get the plumber out to bodge things up for us whenever the heating goes down. The last plumber was an absolute joke and I’m going to tell you the story that he made up to try and convince us that he couldn’t come to fix our boiler for 2 days because……

His pigeons had escaped and he was driving around to different parts of the county trying to find them.

His bloody pigeons!

Here we were freezing our proverbials off, needing emergency rescue and all our plumber was worried about was some flappy feathered birds who had finally escaped and were enjoying some freedom for the first time in their lives.

Keeping birds in cages….I mean come on. I am not one of these animal hugging nutters but a bird is a flying creature. How can you say you like birds and care about birds, only to cause then utter misery by shutting them in a cage and imprisoning them for the rest of their life!

Animal cruelty, thus causing customer care cruelty!

We were freezing, let the birds enjoy themselves. Come and fix our our boiler for gods sake!