A great weekend with youngest son visiting in order to repair my PC
He arrived on Saturday morning, replaced the confirmed blown power supply even though it was surge protected and also added some memory for me within an hour or so. That is when I should have called a halt, but being the geek that he is (and proud of it) on Sunday he commenced to tell me about how I could save money by getting all my email and various other things hosted by Google Apps for free.
Now I am not saying it is a bad idea but we really should have done it on Saturday if we were going to do it at all. It involved changing all my DNS records. Now don't for a minute think that I know what I am talking about - because I don't. All I know is that his fingers flew over my keyboard and changed a lot of things and added a few more to my domain records. We then got the message that to take effect it may be between 24 and 48 hours.
"That's OK Dad I will check it out tomorrow" he said.
He did, I got several emails from him at work this morning (mine is not working now due to the changes) telling me that something is not quite right and can I remember .....etc.
Don't be silly son, I have been to sleep since then and this is your senile father's memory you are querying!
So after a morning of sporadic follow up messages from him asking me to do a load of further things that I don't understand he tells me that everything should be OK now but once again we have to wait 24 hours or so for it all to take effect over t'internet.
We also had a great belated birthday dinner for him on Saturday as we were on holiday on the day.
We went to the allotment so that I could give him a load of vegetables to take home with him. One of my neighbouring plot holders has temporarily put her chickens there while she is away on holiday and to our horror we discovered them all loose. It appears that somone has undone all of the wire mesh on one side of the coop. We have a suspicion as to who it might be as one of the nearby house owners has complained about the chickens - goodness knows why we live in a rural community for goodness sake and the cowas on the farm that is just as close to his house make far more noise than the chickens. So we spent a fun filled 40 minutes or so catching them and returning them to the coop once I had repaired it. However we were sure that one of them was missing but nowhere to be seen. Until that is we visited again yesterday to water our plot. Because we had used up all of our water from the water butts on saturday I had to get water from the nearby stream and yes, there I found a dead chicken with its neck broken.
Why can't people live together without messing with other people's property?