Broadband rising…..

So Simon ran another check against BT OpenReach to find are finally able to buy Fibre broadband here at home – so we have an email advising us that we can expect a minimum of 32Mb connection or they will release us from the contract and that we should expect nearer to 35mb – this will be awesome as we are only getting 14mb at the very best right now and the other key issue is only 1mb down – this should raise to between 6 and 9 accordingly.

D day is April 11 so hopefully we will be celebrating g shortly thereafter.

Jingle Balls

On Monday of this week, Hugo had an early appointment at Palmer and Duncan’s for a small de-balling operation – we also elected to have his rear dew claws removed at the same time since he would be anaesthetised, it made sense for the two jobs to be done together. His claws have been I growing on both legs and he hates having the clippers used to cut them back. We thought that would be a quick and relatively easy job…. sadly, we all know what thought did….

Anyway, we are now almost one week later and he has been back for rebandaging of his legs (his plums are healing beautifully and in honesty we think he hasn’t yet noticed the missing spuds due to his leg bandages) twice now. It seems that the cost for a single bandage on a leg is approximately ยฃ25 and Hugo really doesn’t like it – whatever paste they pop onto the bandage to help with the healing process (we assume) causes the little monkey a reasonable amount of pain for a few minutes. He can remove said bandage in under 3 minutes so we have had to keep an eye on him all week long – the nights are particularly painful as we need to sleep but listen out for that all too obvious licking noise that preempts bandage removal.

He has another appointment on Boxing Day so we are hopeful that this does not incur double charges – prob should have checked that when accepting said booking…

Anyway, Merry Christmas from Los, we hope the fat fella brings all that you wished for and that fun is had by all 🎉💃🕺🍾

Christmas trees….

We got the tree out of the garage last week and Vicky got it out of the box during the week. Sadly the top section was causing the built in lights to fail ๐Ÿ™ The tree came from Costco 3 years ago so a quick call to Costco and boom, take it back for a full r fund they said 👍

So, we head out this morning with the trailer and three in tow, stopped at the Seed Room in Middlestown for breakfast with Grandma and Grandad and then on to the co of the cost.

The r turn took all of 5 minutes with a full refund placed back onto Vicky’s debit card – the icing on the cake being that they have the new version of the same tree in the Leeds branch so we popped one in the trolley – at a total cost of ยฃ15 – since the new one is that much more expensive than the previous one.

We also bought a real tree while we were there since we bought one last year and it was the best real tree that we have ever had – this one looks just as good although we are leaving it a few days before dressing so that it acclimatises to hate room ๐Ÿ™‚

So there you have it – a total result all around it seems – take a look at the Disney tree in the snug – in fairness the snug has become the Disney room but is it too hard to capture this in a photo.

< he lounge setup is still work in progress while the tree acclimatises….

Bathroom leak located – itโ€™s not great news…

Daddy finally got the bath panel removed and has located the leak under the bath. It is confirmed as being the waste from the bath, only it has been chewed…. Yes reader, it appears that we have a small mouse based issue in the bathroom. While there appear to be none of the little buggers present tonight, they have most definitely been responsible for chewing on the waste and it now leaks out a lot of water – maybe as much as 20% of all water that drops through it. The very fact that it happened so quickly means of course that the chewing took place recently.

Mouse traps have been ordered – standby for updates…