So I imagine you're all interested to hear how I got on up in Dublin. 🙂 …
It had it's ups :up: and downs :down:. Even though I had a late start I made good time up and got into the centre of town just in time for lunch. Traffic wasn't too bad, just a bit of a queue when I tried to get into the car park.
A bite of lunch, which wasn't worth mentioning so I won't, and then I started on my errands. I looked in several computer shops, and found a good deal on a usb hub. I stopped in a couple of comic book shops. Yes, I used to collect when I was younger and I still like to see what's going on, but I on very rarely buy anything. I was mostly looking in Forbidden Planet to see if they had any Family Guy merchandise that might do as a present for my brother.
I also stopped in at Lush to get a few thing for the Mammy. Picked up a shampoo bar for myself while I was at it. Then it was into the convenience store next door for a special treat.. Tim Hortons doughnuts. :yes:
While I was there I met a fellow ex-pat from Toronto. We chatted for a bit – mostly about the lack of coffee – but it was a nice surprise. A little more wandering and window shopping, then I was back to Marks & Spencer for a pair of trousers.
By this time it was nearly 6, so I decided to call it a day and headed for my cousin's house in Lusk. The key was right where he hid it – in a bit of perfect timing, he came down to Kilkenny to visit while I went up. I was pretty beat after hiking round the city all day, after a bit of supper I went to bed. :zzz:
The next morning I was up bright and early to have a look at the computer so I could head back into town to see the distillery and maybe Collins Barracks. So I sat down with a cup of tea and a precious doughnut – stocks were falling rapidly – and started at it.
:furious: :bomb: I tried everything I could think of to get the bloody thing working but no joy. I ended up spending the whole day stuck in front of that damned PC with nothing to show for it. Eventually I had to leave, so I would be home at a decent hour, but I felt like the day had been a total waste. 😥
I did have a good think about it on the drive home and came up with a work-around that did fix things, but it means a lot of software will have to be re-installed. At least I managed to save his files. So I spent a good part of last evening talking him through it over the phone. Hopefully when he's back down on the back holiday, the computer won't be coming with him. 🙄