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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Backed up what I needed to on the flash drives, and the new external hard drive (which is tiny and beautiful!) then I was out into the garden, moving soil and pushing broken slabs of concrete or tile underneath the fence, after I'd moved some soil away from it.  Another very recent bramble made an appearance, and got short shrift from me :smiley:  The soil seems very fertile.

    The side return, outside my back door, is full of bulbs, every couple of feet, there's a clump of a couple of dozen.  I definitely want low growing herbs there, but I might also relocate little pockets of bulbs to that area.

    Tried to carry on with the computer backup - stupid new computer is embroiled in a Microsoft plot to make me buy a copy of Office, rather than using the extremely cheap Open Office I bought (£2.39, even I could cope with giving Microsoft that level of money).  I can't delete the existing documents on my older external hard disc drive, because it's read only, it says, and I have to format it to use it, and it won't format it.  I'll see if I can delete it via the old computer; it should be useable, its the device I used to load my stuff onto this current computer, after all.  Bleeping Microsoft.  World domination is what they're after, I tell you!
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    We have a hard drive wrapped up in a clear plastic bag and labelled with 'bad' in the salad drawer of the fridge. I am assuming dh had a good reason for abandoning it there...!
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    edited 5 March at 8:38AM
    We have a hard drive wrapped up in a clear plastic bag and labelled with 'bad' in the salad drawer of the fridge. I am assuming dh had a good reason for abandoning it there...!
    🤣🤣 the mind boggles as to his logic there! 😂😂
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  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    Extreme time out for the hard drive there!
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    We have a hard drive wrapped up in a clear plastic bag and labelled with 'bad' in the salad drawer of the fridge. I am assuming dh had a good reason for abandoning it there...!
    🤣🤣🤣🤣 that has made my morning! I thought I was frustrated. I feel so much better

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    I'm on the Joe Wicks Facebook group and there's someone in there who has a tortoise hibernating in the salad drawer of their fridge 😂😂

    Excellent backing up work there KC! What a complete faff with Microsoft though, the demons. Hope you sort it out soon and can get back out in the garden 😊
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    I'm on the Joe Wicks Facebook group and there's someone in there who has a tortoise hibernating in the salad drawer of their fridge 😂😂

    Excellent backing up work there KC! What a complete faff with Microsoft though, the demons. Hope you sort it out soon and can get back out in the garden 😊
    That's even better 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Who knew about salad drawers!  Hard drives and tortoises!  I love that too :smiley:   I haven't done anything with the old computer/backup yet, but that's first on the list.  Not that I have a list yet, just ideas :) 
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    edited 5 March at 2:32PM
    Apparently, the hard drive is a bit broke, and refuses to work when warm. So I reckon dh will have just minutes to try to recover the data he wants before it warms up and has a strop or one of those adult tantrums we mentioned recently. Why is it still in the drawer? Because it just ain't high enough up the list to be dealt with. It's on the long-term naughty step!!
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Apple, I'm loving it!  My old hard drive is still having a strop, unfortunately.  I'm left wondering if the cable was damaged when it was lost for a couple of months recently?  That's that, really.  My sister will take it (and my *very* old laptop, the one before the one before) to a secure recycling firm - she has stuff that has to go, and so does my niece, so we can share one (probably fairly hefty, for the amount of stuff!) collection charge.  Sorted.  Soon, anyway :) 

    Sister's getting her vaccine today,  so we'll be free and clear by mid-June, if it's legal to have a UK holiday by then.  Unbelievable.  I haven't let myself think about it, to be honest, but other things being equal (new variants, zombies etc) things are going to open up.  Which makes it all the more important that I keep on catching up with all this admin and gardening, so that all my attention can focus on the totally hedonistic  :D  

    I've done some tidying, I'm cooking chickpeas, onions and garlic as we speak, and now it's time to hop out into the garden.
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