Friday, 22 February 2013
Warning - I am about to revert to my usual whinge mode.
Not only is it February, but the 22nd is the most miserable date in my personal calendar so the day started badly anyway.
A few weeks ago my trusty lightweight vacuum cleaner 'blew up'. Almost literally. I managed to clean most of the house before a whirring noise and a cloud of smoke announced its demise.
Annoyed but not unduly alarmed I phoned and ordered a similarly lightweight one which had been advertised in Saga magazine. I was told it would be with me in five days time. It was.
A minimal amount of assembly was required and after about half an hour I had it working. Not only was it even lighter than my previous one (only one and a half Kilos), but it was also quite powerful. Great, I thought, job done.
This morning, I decided to empty it before using it once more, read the instructions, removed the filter etc., and found the casing of the filter was thick with dust and grot. Could not find any way to get at the stuff without using a paper knife and a thin brush, and an hour later have just put it back together again.
To my disgust I found the grot was once more piling up between the filter and its casing.
Have not yet thrown it out of the window but........
Additionally, I am still using the touch pad for all my computer activities, since the death of my mouse has left me with no other option.
There is an East wind blowing so will not be going out to see if I can get some help re new attached mouse and until it is warmer and my helpful neighbours return from their half term break can not ask anyone locally for assistance.
Just one tiny further grouse. I cut my hair this morning (don't ask), and have cut it just that bit too short.
Shorn the sheep has nothing on me.
Yes, I am sticking to my Lenten promise to read the Bible daily, but I need to stop swearing first today.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 12:51:00 pm