Diary Sunday 26th March 2017

Preston, England
March 26, 2017 3:56pm CST
A day of sunshine, chores and frustrations. My landlady is visiting from Manchester on Friday and with being on a course from Monday to Thursday today was my only real chance to tidy the flat. It was a quick easy job until vacuuming, when I realized my hoover wasn’t picking up the detritus. I realized its plastic case was full, and never expected it to be so tough to disengage, empty and re-attach. I felt as if I needed an engineering degree but by trial and error I finally got the vacuuming completed. As it is Mother’s Day I rang my Mum to check she got her card OK. She did. She told me that an old family friend I had met a few times has died, very sad. I knew he was suffering from cancer. I put the clocks forward an hour last night as it is the start of British Summer Time today, so lighter mornings, yay! I hit on the idea of selling some old books on Amazon only to find that to do so I have to prove my European status through either my passport details or driving license – I have neither. I tried making a few Youtubes on my old tablet camcorder but I couldn’t get the volume working. I transferred them to my main laptop where they worked ok, but I was too tired to edit them further tonight. Grrr . Tomorrow I start the stupid mandatory attendance course in call centre work. I’m not looking forward to that at all. Arthur Chappell
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
26 Mar 17
Will they not let you use your ID for that? Surely you have a ID?
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• Preston, England
26 Mar 17
@thislittlepennyearns I thought that would suffice too but apparently not
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Mar 17
maybe a facebook site would work for selling those, sad it requires such things! and sorry about that stupid call center thing
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• Preston, England
1 Apr 17
I am looking at various selling options on such items @Jessicalynnt
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@celticeagle (119848)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Mar 17
Bummer. Got some things done you wanted to. That's a good thing.
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26 Mar 17
Don't the clocks going forward mean the mornings are darker and the evenings lighter?! Glad you got your vacuuming done!
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@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
27 Mar 17
Is that you beautiful clock in the photo ?
@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
27 Mar 17
I did not know about this odd request of Amazon, I do not have a passport and I do not drive, my ID proves my European status.
@teamfreak16 (41404)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Mar 17
Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope your mum is doing well.
@sallypup (28508)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Mar 17
That's nice that you remembered your Mum. Life is too complicated.
@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Mar 17
A fair amount of frustration at your place it seems. Best wishes for the course - you might need it.
• Bournemouth, England
26 Mar 17
I didn't know you had to jump through those sorts of hoops nowadays to sell on amazon.
@marlina (77841)
• Canada
26 Mar 17
Hope that the mandatory attendance course won't be as boring as you think.
@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
26 Mar 17
I'll second the lighter evenings. Have you thought of selling the books on Ebay? Sorry to hear about the family friend.