Sep 27

On the 25th we had a ten-minute power outage. This is very unusual – normally years go by without a power cut around here. A little later in the day several vans arrived and men dug a hole in the pavement in front of my front door. They found what they were looking for and cut the power (not my power – it’s still on). They need a bigger hole to replace a section of cable.


The next day they put up lots of no parking bollards and put notes in windshields waiting for the parked cars to go away.


Today they dug the rest of the hole, patched up the fault in the cable and went away.

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I expect somebody will come and fill the hole in again soon.

Sep 17

He woke up while I was taking the picture.


Sep 17

My Sennheiser wireless headphones had taken to cutting out (no lights on the base-station) after several hours of use. Unplug it and leave it and they’d be working next day. Since the cheapest part I can replace is the PSU, that’s what I got for £13.75 with next day First Class post delivery. The new wall wart is a switching unit whereas the old one was a heavy copper transformer. It’ll be a while before I know if I’ve cured it as it was an intermittent problem anyway.

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Sep 17

I bought a £9.99 pair of steel toecap chukka boots off of Ebay. They are OK.


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