… and relax!

View out of an upper window of a Crown removals lorry driving away.

Especially for Ric here is a photograph of the Crown Removals lorry driving away from 54 Drum Brae Park en route for Cellardyke.

I won’t rant (yet) about the damages incurred, the cutlery left behind in a drawer in Edinburgh, or the fact that despite our numerous telephone conversations warning the removals firm that they wouldn’t get down the street … they couldn’t get down the street! I’ve leave that for tomorrow. Once I’ve written a strongly worded letter to the company.


Today’s task was to get the BT Broadband connection up and running. I won’t bore you with the details, suffice to say that having spent about four hours puzzling over it, having installed a new network card as it was clear that I couldn’t connect to any device connected to my Ethernet port, and on numerous occasions switching-it-off-and-switching-it-back-on-again it worked only after:

  1. a telephone conversation with computers wizard Mike Arthur revealed that …
  2. for some reason the Windows DHCP Client service wasn’t running!

Once the DHCP Client service was running it connected immediately. Typical!

Anyhow it’s running now. Even if I do still have a sore foot. (In frustration I kicked a box. Only to discover that this was a box still filled with books. Big, heavy computer books. Ouch!)

Back to Edinburgh

Jane starts back at work tomorrow. In Edinburgh. So this evening she drives back, staying overnight with her parents, so that she can easily make her 08:00 start at the office. This is going to be a frequent pattern.

We’ve not even stayed one night in the new house (we’ve camped out at Kadesh, our holiday cottage next door, for the last few nights while we sort this place out) and Jane has to return to Edinburgh. Bah! A night alone. With the cats, who are happily exploring our garden next door.

I’ll post some more photos soon. In the meantime, there are more boxes to bring upstairs.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

6 thoughts on “… and relax!”

  1. Welcome home- glad to see the internet obviously hasn’t contracted bird flu. I’l be praying for you whilst the wife is away and you both adjust to the new beginnings

  2. tis good to have you back. life on ‘tinternet has been quiet…

    happy unpacking. steel toecapped boots are ideal for booting boxes!

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