I didn't put on a blog post yesterday because my computer suddenly went into crisis mode. It switched off and told me that my battery had become 'critical'. I rang the engineer who looks after my computer for me and he has just been.
The upshot is that I am getting a new laptop. This one is seven years old and has been a good old faithful friend but sadly it has outlived its usefulness. The engineer has gone off to find me a new one which (hopefully) has Windows 7, which I am well used to. Hopefully I should have it within the next day or two.
He couldn't find a fault and I never use it on battery, always on power, but we had just had a thunderstorm and he thinks that might have had something to do with it.
So I am about to 'bite the bullet'. As I use it for quite a bit of farm work (Vat, cattle movement etc.) I am hoping that the farmer will agree to go halves on the cost!
So there may well be a delay while I get used to using a new set-up - I hope not but you never know.
In spite of the weather forecast telling us that it is set to be a wet day, the sky is cloudless blue and the sun is shining. Haymaking is severely delayed by these Summer downpours we have been getting. In order to get good hay you really need four days of sunny, breezy weather - and we have not had a run of four dry days for several weeks.The farmer does sub-contract haymaking for quite a few folk around the village who have only perhaps got one field. They are all very patient and do understand the situation - but it is frustrating (probably more so for me than for the farmer, who has had a lifetime of haymaking rather than just twenty years!)