My arms are feeling sore today. It seems to have taken a couple of days to work its way through from the blood testing. This may be natural, or it may just be that I have the nervous system of a chicken. They often show no sign of distress in very harrowing circumstances, but react badly to things that seem relatively harmless. I was discussing this once with a vet when, as part of the conversation, he described the sensation of being shot. He then added that this sensation (no pain, no falling over, just like being hit with a sledgehammer) was exactly the same the second time he was shot. It seems he had had an eventful war. Chickens, we agreed, showed less immediacy of feeling. I think my arms may be related to chickens. Bothe the shingles vaccination and the blood test attempts seem to have taken a day or two to reach peak discomfort. I used to meet some interesting people . . .
I’m going to keep my typing time short, and won’t get round to fixing yesterday’s photos until tomorrow now. What I’ll probably do is use some substitute photos for yesterday and use the cave ones tomorrow. I will also take a photograph of the Birthday Present, which turned up today. Ten out of ten for Parcelforce for carrying out the new delivery instruction.
I have another camera now. Having found my old Panasonic Lumix, a camera that I never really used to its full capabilities, I have obtained a new charger from Amazon (cost £8) and ascertained that the battery still works. I’m planning on using it for work, as the pathetic pink piece of crap I have been provided with is driving me mad. It’s very annoying to spend 20 or 30 minutes photographing stuff only to find when you upload the photos, that they are blurred, have a colour cast or just look plain weird. It was a cheap camera so you can’t blame the camera, or the photographer. You can, however, blame the man who wants to run an internet sales business using second hand computers and cameras found at the back of his wife’s wardrobe.
That, of course, is one of my other frustrations – the inconsistency of loading due to loose connections in the USB ports of my clapped out computer. Sometimes it can take twenty minutes to establish a connection between the camera card and the computer.
More American Medals
WE had news of a lost parcel today. The customer has been very patient and waited a month to get in contact. According to the tracking information it a was posted on the 16th of October and reached the Worldwide Distribution Hub at Heathrow on 17th. That’s good. Unfortunately it’s the last that was heard of it. We are going to have to refund the customer and wait to see what happens. It may arrive and he may well pay for it. If not, we don’t have much of a chance of compensation because Royal mails wants to see the receipt from when you purchased it (they don’t pay out on the full cost, just on what we bought it for). Unfortunately, our buying receipts mainly refer to items in bulk. It’s simply not possible to list everything with an individual cost. Often it ends with them refusing to pay.
Pictures today will be random bits of stock.