Completed It

Today marks one year* since I opened a WordPress account†. I have had to pay a substantial amount to keep this alive, so here’s to year number two!

Something you may now start to notice is the ads. Now don’t get me wrong, I HATE adverts. But. Money doesn’t grow on trees in my back garden so I have to try using other avenues. Sadly, if the ads ever do generate any revenue, it will only be spent on petrol. I have, on several occasions, suggested that the ambulance trust could give us students fuel cards, I’m quite sure you can imagine what they said…

Yesterday and today have been days of torrential downpours and generally miserable weather. Nonetheless, the sun is now out. Convenient. I think I’ll grant the dogs wish and take him for a walkies.

* This is what the title refers to – completing a year.

† Properly, at least. I’m sure I probably thought I could use this platform as a ‘get rich quick’ scheme once or twice in the past!


Making Money

Haven’t posted here in some time, since back from Corfu, I believe. So much for writing a post a day to improve my literacy skills…

Today is dull and gloomy, with a light drizzle that slowly, but surely, moistens one’s clothes; to the point where I can no longer tell whether it is sweat or just rain.

Start the morning well by making £90 on a toaster that was pulled from a skip. Not any old toaster, mind you. A six slice, Dualit. Polished stainless steel with white ends. Very nice. A bit of Brasso and oven cleaner later and I have a toaster that looks as good as new, and works well too. Thank you.

Over the years I have fixed many an iPhone. Usually, this consists purely of screen replacements. However, I have also replaced batteries and charging ports too, with a 100% success rate. Obviously, mum thinks I should become a surgeon. The point is that I have four or five old iPhones, from the 4S to 6S hanging around in my ‘man draws’. I think I will try to sell some of these too, only for parts, of course.

Of to Screwfix now, a shop that I actually quite enjoy being in. It’s simple, there is enough space for everybody and I merely have to write down what I want, instead of trying to have to explain. Buying sash locks and a new chisel, to prepare to be an Airbnb host.

My amazing girlfriend bought me a tent recently, too. I have not yet found a suitable opportunity to put it up. Hopefully, I will find some time today. I am really excited!

In other news:

  • The local CFR scheme may be getting a ‘high visibility’ vehicle, basically a car that looks like a fast response ambulance, without the lights and sirens.
  • I still have heard nothing from the NHSBT team regarding the stem-cell donation that I was found as a potential match for.
  • Locals say that the weather is going to be amazing this coming Weds, Thurs and Friday in North Devon.