March 22nd, 2004

Charlie

1. Charlie...

One of my best friends recently mentioned me in her journal, saying that I don't update my journal enough.

Well, this will be the first of three posts that I will make today.

  1. Charlie
  2. Domestication...
  3. The last 10 days...


Charlie...

Our beloved car, Charlie, is in the shop at the moment, for: 40K mile service; her first MOT; Air Conditioning service; replacement front pads and discs.


This is her first MOT, as I said, and I'm not too worried about it. She's structurally sound, and everything else that she could be likely to fail on is being addressed before the MOT takes place.

The courtesy car they loaned me is quite interesting. It's a four-door, instead of a two-door, so I banged my head whilst getting in. The remote control stalk for the radio is totally different to mine, so as I tried to turn up the volume, I got Radio 2!! *chuckle* The multi-function display is totally different, and actually tells you how many miles you have left in the tank, based on your driving manner. Analysis: I cane my car too much!! :o)

The colour of the courtesy car is Moonstone Blue... which basically means metallic silver with the minutest hint of light blue, if you look really carefully through blue-tinted glasses. Horrid. *shudder*

Anyway, I'm waiting for news on Charlie. They reckon she'll be finished today... I'm not convinced.

We shall see.

More later! :o)
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Charlie

1. Charlie - Update...

[ Original Entry ]

Total cost came to £596.88 inc.  She's performing really well, I'm well chuffed.

EXCEPT...

... one of the issues isn't solved.  She still pulls to the left on a flat road cruise.  So... I'm taking her in on Wednesday morning.  Our warranty runs out on the car in exactly 7 days, and I want to get this issue solved before then.
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    Spandau Ballet - Musclebound
Pencil Drawn Bug

2. Domestication...

  1. Charlie
  2. Domestication...
  3. The last 10 days...


It's only in the last few weeks that I've realised just how diversely domesticated I really am:
  • I do most of the cooking
  • I nearly always do the washing up
  • I nearly always do the laundry on my own
  • I colour Caroline's hair
  • I've waxed Caroline's legs
  • I've straightened Caroline's hair

I think I'll do great as a dad when the time comes!! LOL

(When I first had the idea for this post, it was going to be pages long... I kinda forgot what I was going to write about.  However, I did promise, so there it was.)
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    Narada Michael Walden - Divine Emotions
Hair Cut

3. The last 10 days...

  1. Charlie
  2. Domestication...
  3. The last 10 days...


The last 10 days have been absolutely crammed full of meeting people, and we still have a very full diary for the next few weeks.

Here's what we've been up to...


I realise that this is a very impersonal way of saying this, although I hope you already know... but it was really great to meet up with all you guys.

Thanks! :o)
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    Pink - Family Portrait