Friday, December 31, 2010

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes !

It's been all going on here these last few days.

Despite what the money grabbing retailers would have us believe, Christmas is over and so is 10 past 8pm....or 2010 as most people call it. Roll on 11 past 8pm I say.

It's no wonder my checks bounce !

Here in chez Bobwhite in sunny and warm again Buttonwood Bay, we've been dismantling, moving around and generally having a grand old time with the living room 'stuff.' The tree, its lights and all its decorations were boxed away yesterday and as this left a huge gap in one corner, it had to be filled. With a chair. Sorted.

Today has been a bit more technical as we needed to dismantle the huge entertainment centre to rearrange its parts and this involved a lot of cable work by yours truly.

I AM the Cable Guy.

Cutting a long story short, unlike the actual work involved, it didn't pan out as we'd hoped it would and the centre had to be put back the way it was. We did move it a bit and while it was in pieces, it allowed me to redo the cables so that they are now all hidden behind the back panel of the entertainment centre and if anyone wants to add another unit, it'll have to be over my dead body.

The tv, cable box, dvd player, cd player, external speakers and Wii are now all powered up and spread around the centre in a visually and acoustically pleasing arrangement.

And before you say the unit looks dirty, it's just distressed people, distressed !

Over the next day or so, Deb's "Precious Moments" figures will go in the top slots and those down the sides which, sadly, face away from the unit and cannot be seen from a front view.

The Wii has been a Christmas success. So much so that at 11pm last night, as a reward for all our hard work, we (or Wii) did a spot of boxing, canoeing and tennis which would've been hilarious for any passing park resident to have seen but being after 9pm, that was highly unlikely.

Even on this side of the pond, tonight is New Year's Eve and lots of events are going on in the park to help residents see in 11 past 8pm. Sadly most won't make it past 9pm in real terms but the hardier ones will no doubt be out singing and dancing in the streets cometh the hour. If I'd a lump of coal handy I'd go First Footing but it might be hard explaining my presence to a half asleep, gun toting senior citizen standing in their doorway at 12:01am.

So Happy New Year wherever you are and here, to end with, are a couple of Scottish NY toasts which probably need translating for most of you but in the spirit of the New Year, I'm not going to !

"Lang may yer lum reek wi 'ither folks coal !"


"May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye'll ivver see.
May the moose ne'er lea' yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till y'r auld eneugh tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as a wuss ye aye tae be".

Health, wealth and happiness to you all.


Daphne said...

I have NO skill with cables. I know this won't surprise you, and I do admire yours!
Happy New Year to you all!

Ruth said...

I don't think I've ever seen a crying moose but I know friends who have left with a tear in their eye and I've often done so myself. I'd never heard that toast before. As for staying hale and hearty, I should be so lucky!

A very happy new year to you and all who read you.
See you later in 2011

PS word verification was 'reate' - I re-ate quite a lot of food this week (if chocolate counts as food) :-)

Jay said...

Well, I don't have a moose, and I'm pretty sure I haven't got a girnal either, but thanks for the thought!

And a very happy New Year to you, too!

Glad you're enjoying the Wii. I have one now too, and I like the balance games best. Except when someone else is playing when I just love to watch them jogging. Particularly when they swop nunchucks halfway and then forget who's 'me' is doing the running for the last bit. Hahahahaha!

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