Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sadest of the sad

A great life has come to an end.


Today we had to have one of our dogs put to sleep. She was 11 years old and had had several medical issues during her life. She was getting old prematurely, she was breaking down and we could see she was struggling.

We could have kept her hobbling along on medications and supplements and what not, but that would have been for our benefit, not hers.

We made the hard decision and had her euthanised by a vet. We had the vet come to our house, where she was with her family and surrounded by love. She slipped away calmly, and we all held her as she took her last breath.

A great life has ended, and now her spirit is free to run over the rainbow. The thunderstorms will trouble you no more.

Good night Blaze, til we meet again.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


My beautiful, awesome wife bought me some drawing supplies for our 4th anniversary. <3

I'm still very time poor, but it is nice to have some good quality pencils and blank paper to draw on. Better than working around lined paper.

And variety! I'd previously just used whatever pencils I had on hand, usually a budget bargain hard writing pencil. Having a suite of different pencils gives a lot more options.

Now the hard part - making the time to use them!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sweet score

It's September in Darwin and that means it's nearly cyclone season. That means pre cyclone clean up, when people put old junk out on the verge for the council to take away.

The thing is, not all of it is junk. :)

Between last weekend and this weekend we managed to collect a few hundred dollars worth of stuff. I'd prefer to sell it all so we had a few more dollars for bills and stuff, but there's a reason people put it out on the verge instead of selling it.

Would feel a lot better if I could afford to just buy the stuff my family needs (even second hand) rather than picking through other people's garbage, but at least we were able to pick up a few things we can use.

Maybe one day we'll have a bit of disposable income again.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

eReader update

Back in June I had an issue with my eReader. I was about a third of the way through a thousand plus page book and it lost my place. The only way to get back to my page was to go to the start and click 'next' several hundred times.

Not gonna happen.

Then I found out that the newer version of the firmware had a 'go to page X' function.

Finally got around to doing the update. Had a few teething problems with the updated version not reading the sd card with all my books on it. But got that sorted out.

Yay, I can finish my book!

When I have enough time... -_-