3 August 2015 (Monday) - My Dog's A Hero

Upgrading to Windows 10 just wasn't happening yesterday evening. According to the upgrade app the reservation is confirmed and the download is complete. I was then asked to click on "Ok, let's continue" and I was told to expect a ten second prep of my device.
What actually happened was nothing. Nothing at all. The thing just hung. It hung all of yesterday afternoon when I tried to upgrade. I re-started it yesterday evening and it did nothing. I re-started it at bed time and left it going.
I was woken at 1.30am by a commotion outside. The garden of a house a few doors up the road had caught fire and there were fire engines and flashing blue lights and all sorts of fuss. Perhaps that had upset the upgrade. I set it going yet again and went back to bed. The fire brigade finally shoved off at 2.45am, and I eventually dozed off only to be woken by the sound of the door bell and "Furry Face TM" barking. I came down to find no one at the door and my dog fast asleep. I must have dreamt it. And Windows 10 still wasn't happening.
I was finally woken by a text message at 7am. I gave up all attempts at sleep and I got up to find still nothing had happened with the so-called upgrade. I've given up on it now.

I think the dishwasher must be on the blink as well. When I put the thing on for the one hour setting a count-down timer activates. It counts down from sixty to zero as it washes, but actually takes about two hours to do so.

After brekkie I put the lead onto "Furry Face TM" and we went for a walk round the park. Some of our walks are eventful; others not so. Today's was one of the quieter ones. In fact other than a run-in with a black pug and Fudge being startled by a young girl singing along with the strange voices in her head the walk passed off uneventfully.

I took a circuitous route to Canterbury via Folkestone to see the baby (and his crew) this morning. Littlun was fine, as was Charlie, Sam and "Daddies Little Angel TM". From there I drove up to Hawkinge. I needed some fruit for lunches during the week. I would be driving straight past a Lidl so popping in made sense; in future I shall carry on driving straight past that Lidl. Their fruit looked manky. Mind you there was a geocache in the car park so the trip wasn't entirely wasted.

Once at work I spent much of today in a rather reflective frame of mind. I *could* have been starting work on a secondment to the hospital lab on the Island of Saint Helena. I turned that option down. I can't help but wonder what might have been...

Once home after the late shift I found out that my dog is a hero. Apparently when "er indoors TM" let him out for a tiddle late last night he was the first one to see the flames of last night's fire, and it was his woofing that raised the alarm.
Good boy Fudge !!!

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