Inchcock Today – Friday 30th June 2017

Friday 30th June 2017

Kazakhstan: Жұма, 30 маусым, 2017

0400: Woke and found loads of scribbled note about dreams on the writing pad. None of the readable. Humph! More like wavy lines mixed in with written morse-code.

Up and off to the ProcelainThrone. Haemorrhoid Harold painful and lots of blood, too much. Anne Gyna, Reflux Roger and Duodenal Donald were all in a good mood. No Dizzy Dennis or Shaking Steven visits yet either.

It was looking a bit gloomy outside as I put the kettle on.

Took the medications and did the Health Checks. Sys 159, Dia 75, Pulse 75, Temperature 35.8, Weight up to 14.9!

Had a wee-wee.

Got the computer going and looked at the weather in the USA.

All sorts of weather warning on the map I looked at.

I’m concerned about the TFzers living over there with the thunderstorms and floods warnings.

When you compare the United States to the little UK area, it surprised me.

Started off this diary up to here. Then finalised yesterdays.

The alarm panel now has a yellow light flashing intermittently?

The headers I installed for WordPress, had disappeared. So I looked into the problem and designed new ones in the hope of correcting the problem.

Onto CorelDraw and tried to make it fit.

One page suggested the size in mm and the other in pixels, heck of a job converting them to inches. Huh! Took me ages, then I’m not sure if I got it right.

Had a wee-wee.

Took a break from computerisationing, and got the cleaning cloths and oven gloves washed out. Then realised, or rather thought to myself, how am I going to get the wet oven thingies dried?

Made a weak attempt with the airer and bowls underneath, to prevent any water dripping onto the electrics at the bottom. Must remember to keep changing the position of the cloths and oven mitt regularly.

Got garden peas de-podded and into the saucepan in water and demerara sugar for later.

Had a wee-wee and moved the oven mitts on the airer. Going to take ages this is, Tsk!

Back on the computer.

Found I had not posted the diary for yesterday, so I did so.

Email answering and comment replying done. One email was from the surgery booking my next appointment for an INR blood test for next Wednesday at 1430hrs – the swines know I like an early time as well! They will not be getting a bag of nibbles next week, the little devils! Humph!

You watch now, I bet the GUM clinic makes that day for the operation… or something will come up and send the plans into mayhem, I know, my high EQ just told me so! Hehe!

Had a wee-wee. Changed the position of the clothes drying on the airer.

Well, would you Adam and Eve it: Proof that my High EQ is still working, so soon after writing about it as well. Got an Email telling me of a Nottingham City Homes Assessment Meeting on… Wednesday 4th July at 1400hrs. I just knew this would happen!

Back onto Corel Draw.  Got this one of TFZer Janet and hubby with their servants. Including some of the TFZ lads and yours truly raking the gravel and cat sitting. Hehe!

Hope they like it. Posted it to albums and the TFZ site.

I took these photo’s from the balcony.

Had a wee-wee.

Did a bit of Facebooking, then back onto CorelDraw to start another graphicalisation. Got it finished. Jill from Australia with Russell Grant in her kitchen. Good grub about?

Had a wee-wee.

Turned everything off when Dizzy Dennis and Shaking Steven visited me.

Got the meal sorted.

Beef pie with extra gravy made, mashed potatoes with cheese and onion, garden peas, wholemeal bread and a lemon yoghourt.

Washed the things and rested, in fact, I felt drained.

Did nothing but try to watch TV, fall asleep, wake up for a wee-wee, try to watch TV, fall asleep, wake up for a wee-wee, try to watch TV…

Drifted off., woke up with the TV still on and remote control laying on my ample stomach, and thought I could smell something burning

Around 2350hrs, I woke up with the TV still on and remote control laying on my ample stomach, and thought I could smell something burning. Struggled out of the £300 second-hand recliner trod on something as I limped around looking for any signs of fire burning or food left cooking. Nothing found and the smell seemed to dissipate as I searched. Reasonably satisfied that there was no conflagrations or indications of any danger, I had a wee-wee and returned to the recliner. Whoopsiedangleplop! The item I’d trodden on was the DVD remote control, and it had split the plastic, and I had a bruise on my foot as well.

Did the well-belated last of the day’s health checks and the evening medications were taken.

Cleared the Accifauxpa area and mounted the recliner… woke up hours later with it still not reclined. I must have nodded off straight away?

6 thoughts on “Inchcock Today – Friday 30th June 2017

  1. Great comic to start the pst of with. The UK is actually a lot smaller in comparison to the USA than what your graphic shows. Map projections distort land features and the farther north or south, the larger the land masses look. In reality, New Mexico is 28% larger than the 4 main territories of the UK. The UK has
    244,820 square kilometers (94,525 square miles). New Mexico has 314,460 square kilometers (121,412 square miles). When we lived in Madrid, Spain, Spaniards were often surprised to learn that I had never been to New York. New York is only 2090 miles from Albuquerque, a 30 hour drive. I would ask the Spaniards when was the last time they visited Moscow — Russia only 2500 miles from Madrid. They looked at me with dismay that I even asked the question. But they had no clue how big the USA is.Good set of photos and graphics. The meal looks excellent. Did you ruin the remote in the process of bruising you foot? No fun with that Whoopsiedangleplop!

    • When I found the difference in size photo, I did think it might be a bit too generous to the UK sizewise, Tim.
      Your message got me looking at the routes on Google Maps. What a drive! one routes it gave said it took you through tolls. How much do they charge for them, Sir?
      The cheese & onion potatoes might be the cause of my getting a visit from Diarrhorea Dennis this morning. Tsk! Messy!
      I cracked the plastic housing on the DVD remote, Tim. Going to see if it still works later, fingers crossed.
      Weather permitting, I hope to get into the park today and take some photographicalisations of the plants, trees and shrubs. A bit dim at the moment, but they say on forecast it will brighten up later. No rain forecast for a change.

      • All the toll roads are back east, so I have no idea what they cost. We have freeways in the southwest. We drove from Madrid to Macerata, Italy and back in 1997. The cost of the toll roads was 50% more, than what we paid for petrol (petrol cost 15 times more than it costs in the USA at that time). There are very few toll roads in Spain, but we used one the way back. When I calculated the cost of tolls per kilometer by country, Italy had the lowest toll rates, France was a little higher than Italy, and Spain was much higher than either — economy of scale. The rental car for the week was cheap. All in all, it was still less expensive to drive 4 people than to fly or take the train. Plus a car gives you ultimate freedom and flexibility to explore, to change plans, and to deal with unexpected circumstances.

  2. Bet that was a good drive for you, Tim.
    I miss the freedom of having a licence nowadays, but I do agree with why it had to be surrendered.
    I read this morning that in the UK, there are these Toll Bridges:
    Aldwark Bridge, North Yorkshire
    Bathampton Toll Bridge
    Cartford Bridge
    Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
    Dartford Crossing (Dartford Tunnel northbound, and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge southbound)
    Dunham Bridge, Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire
    Eling Bridge, Eling Tide Mill, Hampshire
    Humber Bridge, near Hull
    Itchen Bridge, Hampshire
    Kingsland Bridge, Shrewsbury
    Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge
    Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing – between England and Wales
    Swinford Bridge, Oxfordshire
    Tamar Bridge, Plymouth
    Warburton Toll Bridge
    Whitchurch Bridge
    Whitney-on-Wye toll bridge
    Only found the cost for one of the Bridges: £6.70 to £20.00 according to the size of vehicle, so maybe not too much. Yet they seem a lot cheaper in the US from the ones I’ve found.
    I would have liked to have travelled more, but there you are, not complaining like… well, not much! Hehehe!
    A bloke yesterday told me that they had found a family of feral cats on the rooftop of an office building in Nottingham. I can’t find anything about it on the web, though.
    There is a Feral Cat Welfare Registered Charity No: 1138335.
    And residents in the St Anns area (26,000 population) have been warned that if they are caught feeding any feral cats a fine of up to £10,000 can be imposed. So there must be a problem with them around there?
    I’m waffling again, sorry.
    Cheers and take care.

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