Not Yet Dead

Looking at the sad lack of posts on this here site, one could be forgiven for thinking that I have shuffled off this mortal coil.

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?

9 thoughts on “Not Yet Dead”

  1. I have just looked at the ” Ring of Red” link. I had never heard of it. Obviously I shan’t be joining in on a bike, but if you do it I shall make a donation.
    I had a boyfriend when in my late teens who was bike mad. He started with a little Frances Barnett and then moved to a Velocette 500 after he passed his test. We both came off that when he took a corner badly out in the country. We only had jeans on and I still have a scar on my left knee where it scraped along the gravelly road. The best bike I ever went pillion on at that time was a 650 Norton, belonging to one of the ” biker” gang. It felt so solid and safe!! Just remembering that the Norton’s owner was an older guy called Glyn…….little fella with bad teeth !
    Good to hear that the pooch is doing OK. I find that they go through phases regarding recall. My Schnauzer is now 4 and his recall at the moment is pretty good.

  2. Do you need a biker bitch?

    Newark! That’s not far from me petal, you shoulda said!

    Not watched Designated Survivor so I’ll give that a shot. Useful info. Name your top ten Netflix shows, would ya?

    1. Would that be top ten Netflix shows that are made by Netflix or just shows that are on Netflix? Very different.

      Oh yes, always on the lookout for a decent bitch to ride pillion. i’m looking for one with beewts.

      Now, I know Newark ain’t that far from you, but you were most probably in America. Or France. Or Italy. Or somewhere.

  3. Newark is not far from me either, Young Masher. I don’t know what I shall be doing for Remembrance. Previous years I’ve joined the parade down to the village war memorial. Cracking results from your low output gizmo! Happy to look over your setup to see why email isn’t working. And if you are paying more than £0/year you are paying more than I would have charged

    1. I did consider asking you about hosting, Bren, as I remember that you offered last time around. However, I generally prefer to keep friends/family and ‘business’ separate. With this provider, I can harangue their support department 24/7 without feeling guilty. I’d feel bad, pestering a mate who’d done me a favour.

      You might well feel me tugging at your coat tails before long though, with this email thing: I think I have exhausted all avenues. I’ve certainly exhausted myself!

      On a positive note though, I’ve finally got round to installing a redirect plugin as you suggested, and it works a treat. Thanks for the tip.

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