How fortunate that a very computer literate friend should coincide with the arrival of my new computer hub! Within ten minutes D had the old hub disconnected and the new one up and running. If I had been on my own when it arrived I would just have got the box opened in that time - it really was the most complicated arrangement and as I needed the box to return the old hub it had to be opened carefully. So very sincere thanks to D for making it all look so easy.
I think this is Winter's last serious fling. It is bitterly cold, there is a strong wind blowing and one minute the sun is shining and the next there is a snow blizzard. It is a good day for staying in and I am doing just that - the wood burner is going merrily, I have a new book to read, there is enough food left for lunch without me preparing anything and my new tumble drier is taking care of the guest room bedclothes.
Looking at the week's weather forecast there does seem to be sun shining to some extent every day. As our house faces due South this means that it warms up nicely and it also means that the solar panels are working and providing us with some electricity. But I can do without the snow showers in between thank-you.