11:01pm: The phrase could probably have been uttered by Mrs S, because in my scattered-brainedness I forgot all about the fact I was supposed to start at 8am today! So there I was making what I thought was good time, when I got a call from her asking if I was all right.
I hurried to get there, of course, but just my luck there was road-work going on and then I got the red lights and then the traffic was slow near the park at the back of where Mrs S lives - every week they have a market there and in the end I got there at the same time I always do! Which was bad since Mrs S had to leave the house at 10am! Fortunately, we managed! Go me. Although Mrs S was a bit disappointed because the other carer was also late yesterday which almost caused a big bruhaha, so I felt like a real ass. :OP
The other reason for the phrase? Well, it being November 12th over in the US today I decided I would watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition I got to celebrate. Except...my blu-ray player has this problem where it's constantly switching itself on and off, so I couldn't watch it!
My laptop has a blu-ray player, but for some reason it wouldn't play the disc at all! WTF? Apparently this is a common issue, because despite the laptop having a blu-ray player, Windows
itself doesn't have the software to play it! By this point, it was getting close to 10:04 California time, so I gave up on watching the whole movie and just watched the November 12th scenes on my old DVD player with a non-blu-ray disc.
After that, I hurriedly got dressed to take the car to Pittwater Road and also meet my parents and little bro for dinner at the nearby Golf Club that has $10 meal nights. Niice. The grandparents were supposed to come too, but after starting off lovely the weather went to Hell (there was even hail in nearby suburbs!) and it put them off. Dad also wasn't in the mood to be there because his scooter got caught up in a mini-flood and the engine got water logged and stopped working so he had to push it the rest of the way home!
For all that though, it was a delicious dinner - fish and chips and though it was very loud when we arrived the noise eventually calmed down. Phew.
I also got a ride home from the little bro in his new (2nd hand) car, after dropping off the Chery and putting up the signs. Nice car for sure.
So, now we play the waiting game, I've put an ad up on Gumtree for the car too, but all phone enquiries will go to Mum, so we'll have to see what happens there.
Meanwhile, I've been NaNoing and trying to solve my blu-ray problem, the NaNoing has gone quite well, but apparently blu-ray keeps getting new DRM software put on it and the free programs can't keep up! Bloody Hell, I'm glad I paid top money for something that won't work on my own computer!
And damn my blu-ray player! I bought that thing brand new and it was about $250! I expected it'd last longer than three years. Bull shit man.
And finally, I just realised today that the black dress I exchanged at Aldi
yesterday isn't the same style as the one I had before! And it doesn't look nearly as nice so...now I have to try and return that too! I guess I've found something to do tomorrow when I get to Dee Why half an hour earlier.
Speaking of, I better head to bed soon so I can get up refreshed.
It wasn't all bad luck today though...I thought I'd lost my activity tracker...again...which really irked Dad, but I took a look around in my bedroom and found it!
Oh, and I sent my future self another email, with any luck it'll arrive in 2020, I'll keep you posted! ;O)
And I've hit 15,000 words finally...phew!
15000 / 50000 words. 30% done!
Still behind, but steady on!
And now, goodnight!
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