Our house is being valued, by the mortgage company of a potential buyer.

Nope, even now those words don’t quite sink in. But they are true none-the-less. Fingers crossed everyone.


Scientific experiments have shown it takes me four days to relax after being at work for a week. Friday and Saturday are days where I feel the need to be busy, because I’m still on that ‘must meet deadlines’ sensation from work. Sunday I’m just in recovery, and generally full of sloth. By Monday, if I wasn’t at work, I’d be ready to paint or do stuff for myself again. I really could do 4 day working weeks I think, which would give me one day in seven that I could whatever I wanted for myself, and actually have the energy to do so.

I’m sure some people would just say ‘oh get on and do it and just pull yourself together’ but not everyone works that way.

On the plus side, at least work is interesting and busy again.


Having a serious retro weekend. Downloaded an Intellivision emulator yesterday, which Grete has been playing loads of old Intellivision games on. Downloaded a speccy emulator again, and then a whole bunch of games overnight, and played a few of them today. Bomb Jack on the speccy! Just awesome 😉 Those special effects are astounding. Also got MAME and am now trying out loads of ROM’s. The memories they evoke are weird.

As it happens, uk.culture.nostalgia.1980s has just been created on usenet as well, which doesn’t help 😉

I’ve been browsing e-bay looking at the Big Tracks 😉

Time for an update said Zebedee

Been a rather busy few weeks. I’ve been working a lot, weekends, evenings, on-call, usual stuff. Finally things are starting to get busy at work again which is nice.

Socially things are picking up. We managed to get a game of the Wheel of Time RPG yesterday, with some friends we met at an LRP event a few years back. New game, new GM (to us, he’s GM’ed before, and we know him, but we’ve never played in one of his table-top games), new system, new characters, so generally nervy beginning with people trying to work out who’s who. Another friend turned up unexpectedly today as well, which was nice.

The house is on the market with a new agency. Different tactic, but with luck it’ll be sold in a month or so (fingers crossed, they seemed confident). If we do sell it, I’m not sure what we’ll do! Drink and be merry after recovering from the shock I guess.

My feelings towards the Halifax company are worse than ever. After treating us very unsatisfactorily over our mortgage during the last 5 years, the estate agency side didn’t do us much good either [we appreciate their help looking after the place, which is outside of their normal remit, but failing to sell the place in over 18 months is a bit disappointing, and then having to pay £80+ just to terminate our contract is annoying. We knew we’d have to do it, but it still sucks. {especially as their currently doing no sale no fee offers, and they wouldn’t do that for us retrospectively}].