Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.

 


The Presses Roll Again

by Russell Turner - 16:23 on 22 February 2017

Work on the next Chatterbox ended just in time. The pdf was uploaded to the printer yesterday and a test copy was produced that looked fine, despite the machine complaining that “The optical photoconductor needs to be replaced”. Whatever that is.

Today the print team set to work, leaving me free to succumb to the lurgi passed on by Sam and Keith at the weekend. All being well I’ll have recovered in time to distribute the magazine on Tuesday – a day early because Son of Seat will be having his insides examined on Wednesday and be unavailable for collection until late on Thursday.

I’ve no great confidence that his growing list of ailments will be cured. The latest appeared on the way home from Saturday’s gig when the speedo died and the odometer froze. Maybe it’s a computer thing – I pulled into a layby, switched off and switched on again, and both came back to life. The rest of his warning lights still shone, however.

Also mysteriously out of action is one of the brake lights. A replacement bulb made no difference so a bodge may be performed on Wednesday to share current from the working light.

I was able to forget about it all for a few hours last night when, after a fine dinner at Riva, Matchgirl and I joined the Eden Court audience for Omid Djalili’s show – definitely worth seeing, unless you’re a fan of Donald Trump. One of the seat attendants was the ex-editor of the Highland News, happy in his part-time job and delighted to have escaped the clutches of GNoME. I don’t blame him.


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