Sunday, May 27, 2012

A very wet, windy and cold Sunday :-(

It has been raining here the whole day.  It is rainy, windy and cold.  I think there is absolutely no doubt - winter has arrived :-(.  I am so not ready for winter.  Good thing I am able to go to the gym now because going out for a bike ride in weather like this is not exactly my idea of fun. 

Speaking of gym, my left calf muscle is really sore today.  Not sure if it is the leg presses I did because my right leg is fine or if this has partly to do with the leg cramps I kept getting on Friday.  Not fun and I really hope this is not the start to a new leg injury.  The other injuries took forever to clear up.

Recently our home computer crashed.  This means the hard drive and everything on it is lost.  Gone.  Nowhere to be found.  Thank goodness that Terence has a good setup because we didn't lose our photos and things.  This is the computer I usually use to download photos and video clips and make up little clips for Youtube.  The scary thing is we had no warning.  I got back from picking Terence up, we heard a really weird sound and then the next minute it was all over.  So a good reminder to all - back up your important things.  It is not worth the risk losing things like photos and other important things you might have on your computer.

Last night I had a really weird and very vivid dream about a friend I had when I was still at school.  Not sure why I dreamt of this particular friend, but what the dream confirmed was that even though I am Afrikaans, I am dreaming in English.  I know this because at one point I wanted to tell him something but Bianca was right there and I didn't want her to know what I was saying so decided to then change the conversation over to Afrikaans.

Tomorrow I am taking Bianca for an appointment at Kenepuru hospital in Porirua.  It will be an ultra-sound.  In 2007 Bianca had kidney stones and as a result there is a bigger gap in the something, something, something and so this is really just a check more than anything.  I think after this one she probably would not require it again for a while.  I'm not in the mood to drive all the way to Kenepuru though and hopefully the weather tomorrow is nothing like it is today.  I'm also really hoping they don't run late with our appointment - for one I can think of other more fun things to do rather than be at Kenepuru hospital and for two Bianca is meant to drink something like 6 glasses of water about an hour or so before her appointment - if they run late will not be fun for her at all.

How was your weekend?  Did you get up to anything special?


Marcia (123 blog) said...

Lea, thanks for the kick in the pants!

My computer's been running slow (no wonder with all the pics I've been taking over the last two months) which is a YELLOW flag for me.

And right when I read that about you, I grabbed my external hard drive on my desk and plugged it in to do a back-up. It's happily backing up now - shew :)

Also, I know cold and wet is unpleasant (I don't mind cold it's the wet I can't stand) but this is a great opportunity to cook and bake some yummy things, right? :)

Ellie said...

It is strange to think that we are basking in the summer sun and you are in the start of winter. I hate the rain especially when accompanied by wind. Just not nice!
Dreams are strange things aren't they? I always think it is amazing what we dream.
I hope Bianca's u/s goes well and your drive is uneventful.

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I hope things go well for you and Bianca, and that the weather improves.
I shall back up my computer. Need to ask my neighbour how to do that!

RosemaryO said...

I hope all went well with Bianca's appt.

Paul said...

A real annoyance those niggles! What a pain your computer crashed! It would be upsetting to lose important files so good idea to have them backed up. Must do it!

cat said...

Oh gosh yes, backup everything! Glad you lost nothing. And so glad our winter is mild.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Sorry your computer crashed and you lost everything. I'm glad that you didn't lose any photos! I would hate to lose those. We always have a copy of all our photos on both Kevin's and my computers and every once in a while will also put them on to CD's to store at my Dad's place while we are travelling.

Hope you leg clears up and doesn't give you any further problems and that Bianca's ultra sound is good. I have had to do that as well and it is hard to hold that much water and your pee!

Kevin and Ruth