I did the Lions Xmas cake run this morning. Everyone was very happy to sell our cakes for us. I have set up an auditable set of files so that anyone else could, if necessary, take over, either this year which won't, I hope, be necessary or next year if I get another job to do.
I had a call from Al responding to an email I sent him asking for advice on a problem I have been having with Safari on the MacBook. I took his advice and ditched the version 3beta and reloaded version 2.1 from my install disks. This was a pretty difficult thing to do until I remembered that I had program called Pacifist which is designed to extract specific programs from inside installer packages. The problem with Safari didn't go away. During a trawl through the files I found a "details.plist" file buried in the Safari preferences and ditching this solved the problem. All this took me a fairly long time but its nice to have Safari back as the alternatives all have problems of their own. I love iCab for reviewing my websites when I write them but it doesn't have the nice features of Safari like one click saving of webarchives when surfing the web.
I got sucked into futzing at some depth and didn't get to bed until after midnight.
I did several loads of laundry and ran out of steam. More futzing filled the rest of the day.
I finished the futzing before breakfast. The website is now in a consistent style (well somewhat). Every time I read old files I find spelling and style errors. I am blessed with a high speed connection to the internet and a very useful synchronising program which makes these multiple file updates very easy. The corrections are mostly manual but I sometimes use the multi-file find and replace feature of BBEdit to ease the burden.
Jean wanted me to have another go at cabbage curry so I cooked some dhal and rice and tried to modify the recipe of the cabbage curry. If I work on it enough, I just might approach the dish we remember that Mrs Wong used to cook for us in the late fifties. I keep adapting the recipe based of the advice from Yvonne Weerasuriya. It was better but it still needs some work.
After breakfast. Jean reminder me that I had to take the car in for service so I had to rush out.
After walking into town and back home, I was pretty well cactus so I spent the day doing some sedentary work.
In the evening I had Lions Dinner Meeting. The Lion Tamer, who is responsible for setting up each meeting, had a flat tyre and was late so I found myself helping one of my colleagues getting in the firewood and setting up the dinner tables.
Another day doing sedentary things.
The weather had gone off a bit but I found some energy and, after lunch, I started on the task of removing the concrete from the kitchen floor. I assumed it would take a long time but when I got into it I got it all done in a couple of hours. I can now get into the installation proper. The next task is to install to cupboard I have built and bring the spare cupboard in from the store room, relocate all the stuff, crockery, pots and pans and so on into these cupboards. I can then tear the old cupboards out and get the plumbing done.
I maintained the effort and fixed the benchtop to the new kitchen cupboard and installed it in the kitchen. Jean asked me if I had to do more work on the concrete to make room for the kickboards and I had to say "Yes"!