But that’s not the case.
Things have been happening, I’ve just not bothered mentioning them here.
So what have I been up to?
Well, my garage had an attempted break-in – as I mentioned a couple of posts ago – and I have finally got round to ordering the new door, which should hopefully be fitted in a couple of weeks. I’m really hoping to be able to get my bike out before this mild weather disappears. Talking of bikes, a couple of us are thinking of doing this years’ Ring Of Red – weather permitting, of course. Feel free to join us if you can. And if you want to.
The mutt continues to dominate the homestead, in as much as we dote on her like a new baby. She’s getting better all the time and is fairly obedient, but develops selective hearing sometimes when she sees another dog and wants to play. Anyone who remembers the video of Fenton will easily be able to visualise me chasing her across the fields, yelling at the top of my voice. Jesus Christ!
I went to the Hamfest up in Newark at the end of September. That was most enjoyable. And I showed great restraint in spending only a ton. Most of that went on a piece of kit called a Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, which transmits a very low power signal that can be picked up by other stations around the world and reported back, thereby giving an idea of how well your aerial is working. It’s early days and I’ve only tested one of my antennas, but I must say that I’m quite chuffed with the results from my 20 metre antenna… which is just a piece of wire strung up in the loft. Especially considering the lack of sunspot activity at the moment.
And, despite it initially looking like it had all gone quite smoothly, since moving my site to a new host, I found that I’ve not been receiving email notifications for any comments that get left. I cannot for the life of me figure out why, and neither can the Support Desk of my new provider. They have effectively admitted as much and have left it with me. I have spent hours Googling and trying different things, all to no avail. I’m sure that when I do figure it out, it’ll probably be a “D’oh!” moment, as it is bound to be something simple. Really simple. Bound to be.
And on top of that, the current Mrs Masher decided we should start watching Designated Survivor on Netflix – so there’s three hours gone each evening. Got to admit, it’s bloody good though.
So, there you go: all caught up.
Wasn’t worth the wait really, was it?