January 2021

Wednesday 1: Here we are, Happy New Year, with 20-20 hindsight, and I'm working a 12-hour shift. Cancel the stuff about not being able to use my San Serif font back in September. It must have been a one-off, because it's working now! Thursday 2: It's raining here. This is the path on the opposite side on the building from us. Again, we're so …

December 2020

Tuesday 1: This vehicle had such character that I couldn't help sharing it. Friday 4: Buddy has been particularly clingy these days. To get to this point, Julie has to reach down and pick up all 11 pounds of him. That's about 5 Kilos. Exiting the area where one of my clients lives. Sunday 6: Meanwhile, my right knee continues to …

November 2020

Sunday 1: Today, I've been experimenting with the webcam, and finally brought it inside for a slightly more exciting view. Funny how you can see a lot of the kitchen in the reflection off the closet. There's even a sleeping cat in there if you look hard enough. Monday 2: As it happens, the light you see and the one off to the left that you c…

October 2020

Friday 2: It's official - we have moved, and the webcam is stuck on the latest picture it took on Tuesday 29th. The apartment is about the same size, but being one bedroom instead of two, it feels more spacious. When we brought Buddy here and let him out into the patio, he actually rolled on the ground. We've never seen him do that before. Sat…

September 2020

Friday 4: We are both looking for work (again). The next step towards working for Home Instead Care was today for fingerprints, scheduled for 8:30. Meanwhile, yesterday, I got an invitation to join a Zoom meeting to learn a bit about a job working from home, starting at 9:30. Panic! What if they overlap? So I turned up at IdentoGo for the fin…

August 2020

Saturday 1: August already and I am once again unemployed. Delivery Force finally wound up their operation as expected. Door Dashing, here we come! Meanwhile, Mary (the property manager here) showed us two of the apartments that are currently available through her and the owners. The one just a few streets away from here is VERY small. The other…

July 2020

Wednesday 1: I donated blood last night, but instead of the usual 1 unit of whole blood, I went for the "Power Red", which is 2 units of red cells. I recall using a similar separation device back in Canberra to donate plasma.  While working today, doing lots of heavy lifting, I found myself several times running short of breath. Thursday…

June 2020

Tuesday 2: The rhododendron outside our bedroom window was late to the party, because it lives mostly in the shade. Wednesday 3: Venus made another dramatic appearance last night. [video width="800" height="600" mp4="https://www.fiddaman.info/website/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2006020025.mp4"][/video] Buddy's box has been moved, so he ha…

May 2020

Friday 1: It's May already. Can we get back to "normal" yet? I figured Julie would enjoy this picture of the road she used to travel every day from home in Sumner to work in Kent. There seemed to be a bit more traffic on the roads today. Nice rig. As they turned left, the rider shifted himself way over to the left, probably to avoid putting to…

April 2020

Wednesday 1: I figure we don't need any mention of April Fools Day today. We seem to be getting enough of that from our So-Called Fearless Leader, who will be referred to in future as SCFL, because IMHO he doesn't any more respect than that. Saturday 4: I was delivering to a brand new housing development. On the way out, the best I could do was …