My car radio died recently. Usually you would just either get it fixed or else get a new one fitted. Not if you own a Honda Jazz. They have cunningly built the thing right into the dashboard and the fascia panel has the controls for the heater etc in as well, so you can't just replace the radio, and to buy a new Honda radio costs £350 which is nuts!! So after a conversation with a repair place who looked at the car and went 'oh dear' and told me it would be at least £130 to fix the old one (if they could) I decided to get a new one.
It has been put into the glovebox and it has a remote control so I can at least use it when driving. Hurray.
B, on the other hand, had a problem with his car, and had the nasty shock of it being £650 worth! Just before Christmas too.
I have been poor at blogging recently because I haven't actually had much to write about Life seems to be work, home and work, with some Christmas shopping, some social stuff, but nothing really writable about.
Work - hmm
We are worried about flooding again as it is soooo wet here, and the river near work was over the height pole on Friday so we put all the boxes we had full of books onto tables in case it flooded. However as I haven't had a text to say I am assuming that it hasn't been flooded.
We are going to be starting a series of training events on how to use eBooks soon so we have put in an application to buy some eBook hardware which means we will have lots of toys to play with while we are working out how they all work. That will be fun because I am a geek really.
I am spending money industriously because it is getting close to the end of the year and and I have been given extra to spend. Spending and extra £10,000 sounds like fun, but - actually - it is surprisingly hard work because I have to make sure I'm buying things we haven't already ordered, that people will want to read etc etc.
I have done most of Christmas shopping though.