Eight + years at University, 2 degrees and I couldn't get one lousy HDD recorder to record Rome... After (finding the remote from under the sofa cushion it had fallen,) setting the clock (~10min), and setting the timer (~5min) and not having it start (2min) and getting it to record manually and discovering the drive was full... shoved a video in the recorder below and am taping it that way.
But at least Mum is currently getting her program recorded for her :) Wonder if the heavy rain has started on the West Coast yet?
I was going to post what I was up to over the New Years break. I'll do it tomorrow or Tues when bored and twiddling thumbs.
The weekend summary
Fri: Dropped Mum and Dad off at the airport, then went and accosted R&A for the evening. Some roleplaying - more of the 19th C than scholar came through I think. Brain not very imaginative.
Sat: Very nice mexican food and blueberry picking (will be riper later in the season) with alpha_angel
, E (?), S, S&T. Then down (way way way down) to the botanical gardens to meet up with other people (R&A, S&J, A, M) and see a few sites. Then loitering in cars and a nap before te games evening at R&A for A's birthday (more people, too many letters). Munchkin'ed and watched the Banana Republic backstabbing its way along. Much bad accents.
Sun: Slept in. Laundry, room tidying, and the joys of checking out the rental and real estate markets online. Some sulking and whimpering and muttering... followed by calming down and general blobbing. Dinner, dishes, back of the envelope calculations (well, ok, so I cheated and used a spreadsheet) and house discussion.
Tomorrow and Tues Z gets to head into work, then Weds we both get to. I should get organised and phone some people before then.
Nice rain on the roof noises just in time to head off to bed. Pity that it comes with heavy rain warnings for the Tararuas (just to the north)
HEAVY RAIN WARNING
THE TARARUA RANGES AND MOUNT TARANAKI In the 30 hours from about midday Monday to 6pm Tuesday, expect 150 to 200mm of rain on higher slopes, with 80 to 140mm likely about lower slopes. Heaviest falls after 9pm Monday, when intensities could reach 20 to 30mm per hour about higher slopes.
(From the MetService severe weather warnings
as of 11:35pm 6.1.2008)
Now for reference, the West Coast south of Otira has rain warnings for "200 to 300mm of rain about the ranges, with 50 to 80mm likely nearer the coast. Intensities could reach up to 40mm per hour about the ranges, especially in any thunderstorms. " in the next 18 hours.
Adelaide's annual mean rainfall is 550mm, Canberra 620mm.