Diary Friday 5th August 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
August 7, 2016 3:49am CST
A final day of rest from the epic ongoing packing and dragging of boxes process as most of it is now under control. I need to buy a few new items of clothing, especially jeans as virtually every pair I have already is now looking rather ragged. I meant to shop for them today but postponed it until Monday. I just chilled out and slept much of today instead and started on the last laundry I’ll get done before moving. I got through to my internet service provider about transferring my account to my new address, which they are doing though they can’t activate the account until the 19th August – a week after I move, so my internet access will be very limited after Monday for the best part of a fortnight. I’ll be dependent on libraries for a week. The call took forever, and I was on the line an hour – actually inexplicably cut off at one point and having to go through several periods of being on hold before getting back to the team I was negotiating with in the first place. I did get my monthly bills reduced though and I heard them saying ‘it’ll only take a moment now sir’ so often it sounded like a quiz show host’s catch phrase. I discovered a few stray CD-ROMS I haven’t yet checked out and that one contained over a hundred London pub signs I thought I’ lost forever. I was so thrilled to be reacquainted with those and immediately backed them up too to save the risk of losing them again. Arthur Chappell
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@egdcltd (6891)
7 Aug 16
I use a lot of online backup these days for files, as well as PC, laptop and sometimes removable drives. You can never back things up in too many ways.
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• Preston, England
7 Aug 16
@egdcltd absolutely - it is never wise to do a parachute jump without a reserve chute
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@egdcltd (6891)
8 Aug 16
@arthurchappell Although I will probably only ever make a parachute jump if the plane is broken .
@koopharper (6641)
• Canada
7 Aug 16
Moving is never fun. Glad to hear you seem to be on top of the packing. The delay from your Internet provider is a frustrating one. I'm surprised that the whole thing took that long on the phone. It shouldn't be that difficult to do.
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• Preston, England
7 Aug 16
@koopharper I expected it to be pretty simple really
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• Canada
7 Aug 16
@arthurchappell It should hve been.
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