What horrid weather again this week. I’ve barely been through the door. Short walks means not enough exercise again this week.
We’ve had a problem with SkyHD where the sound on most channels comes out like you have your fingers in your ears! I fiddled and poked with settings but got nowhere. I raised a ticket on the Sky Forums asking for help – well to be honest it was pretty useless. I listed the equipment we have and what I had done so far to find a solution. I had already checked settings, swapped cables, checked that the sound was OK through TV speakers, playing DVDs or Blu-rays. What did they suggest?? Have you checked the settings? Have you checked the connections? Do a software update on your TV and Home cinema system… now this last one was not possible as the both are not connected to the internet (I’m too tight to buy a dongle). Their reply to this was to check the router and wi-fi connections.
I’ve worked at an IT Service Desk and at this point I was waiting for them to come out with the standard Service Desk solution – ‘Have you tried turning it off and on’ !!! By Friday the sound was driving me nuts and I was considering bypassing the cinema system altogether. However whilst clearing out some drawers in the garage I came across a HDMI cable and an optical cable. I used them both on the Sky box and hey presto the sound problem was solved.. NOW how the hell can cables become faulty by just being in use?? They hadn’t been moved or tampered with.. ah well…
I’ve also been cleaning my kitchen cupboards and refilling my spice and herb jars – I tend to empty them, buy new and leave the new one in the cupboard. So I’ve ended up with my old M&S carousel, a Schwartz one (I inherited when we cleared youngest son’s storage locker) and a shelf full in the cupboard..
On Wednesday we went to see Jack Ryan at the cinema. It was OK, like a cheap imitation of the Bourne films. Last time we went the staff member asked us if we wanted Senior tickets – I didn’t know whether to be offended or not I’m not a senior – I still have a few years to go and Hubby has a year. But thought if we could get away with it who am I to argue! So this time I asked for 2 seniors so the trip was £5.50 for us both as we used the Orange Wednesday code.
On Friday we looked after Ashley for a while. Mummy dropped him off at 9am and said that he had woken up at 5:30am after falling asleep before 6pm on Thursday. By 10:30am he was rubbing his eyes and climbed up on Grandad and was soon asleep.
Happy to include one of him this week – I know some of you missed him last week!!
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