Jul. 18th, 2007 05:16 pm
azekeil: (oooooooo!)
My last update seemed to come out differently to the one I was imagining in my head. I wanted to talk about approaching my 30th and feeling that I was having fun but not really following my dreams or ambitions, like blacksmithing (specifically weaponsmithing). I've always been the sort to have something to look forwards to, to work towards. I've also been adverse to spending money on entertainment (harks back to my student days, I guess). So I guess I've been coming to the conclusion that it's not wrong to want to spend a bit of money on hobbies, even when those hobbies could be quite costly - if I can afford it, that is.

So, this is why I want to sort out my finances, so I'm not putting my hobbies before my original and sensible plans of making sure I have a decent pension and no mortgage in my old age. Anything left over after that will be money for toys; which is better than my current cycle of spending money on toys and not actually saving up for the house improvements or anything sensible. I know this is a phase and I know it's going to change soon, but I guess I just want to make sure I'm not committing myself to a boring life with my plans for the future without living while I'm young enough to enjoy it fully :)

Other people don't seem to have these issues - or if they do they don't seem to talk about them much. So, how do other people view these sorts of things?
azekeil: (Default)
What I've been doing over the weekend )

Now I have just put away the spare stuff in the loft and hoovered the house from top to bottom, so I'm going to relax for the rest of the day with a beer or two and play some more computer games I think :)

I like having down time. I get a fair bit done and feel good :)


Jan. 20th, 2007 06:27 pm
azekeil: (nice fish)
Lights, a helmet, mudguards, front, back and spoke reflectors, a new saddle, retro-reflective ankle clips, all for ~£70, are now fitted to my bike (where appropriate). I will be cycling to roleplaying on Monday rain or shine.

Only thing I haven't got (yet) is a jacket. I already have a retro-reflective sash though.

A new air filter didn't sort out my automatic car's stalling/revving problem, so I guess I'm going to have to book it in for a look.

A lie-in this morning and a more relaxing day sees me feeling better than the last two days this week, and people should be round shortly.

Even the kids didn't have too boring a day either :)

Got a few things to sort out round the house tomorrow, but nothing strenuous.
azekeil: (vague2)
Finally, the almost-complete fruits of our ([livejournal.com profile] ev1ldonut, [livejournal.com profile] kissycat1000, [livejournal.com profile] meltie and myself) labour:

The transformation of the smallest bedroom in my house )

If the rest of my house comes out this well I will be dead chuffed :)
azekeil: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] mandelorean just texted me (amongst others I presume) to tell me that the bike place where his girlfriend works is having a Harley open weekend - come along and she'll organise a ride on a Harley/Buell for us.. and I can't as I'm still recovering from this tonsilectomy! AAAAAARGH! [livejournal.com profile] kissycat1000 and I have just finished watching The Long Way Round, a series about Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's trip around the world on motorcycles (I originally started riding motorcycles because I wanted to go around the world on one, so this is a bittersweet thing, although there's still plenty of time to do it if I can get it all together at some point). In the last episode, they got to ride on some wild custom choppers which reminded me of my passion for cruisers (my first bike was a cruiser [alright: in the style of]). [livejournal.com profile] ev1ldonut has also always been keen on them as well..

My bike has had the work done to it and was waiting to go to the tuners to be properly set up. Unfortunately the tuning centre chap got a bit of metal in his eye from a lathe and was rushed to hospital - poor chap. This also means that my bike is sitting there *pouts*.

As I've been shut inside with contact only from those already close to me (doctor's orders), I've had the chance to do little else but be rather geeky. Apologies made for the following only if you think I need to ;)

HiFi geekery )

Computer geekery )

My recovery continues to go well. I'm less tired and in less pain all the time, so that's good :)
azekeil: (shadow)
I appear to have hired two plasterers to do the smallest bedroom ceiling (8'x10'?) a week from today, for £110. Hurrah! Now let's see if they're any good and turn up on time etc...

After the thought (I was just very glad to have someone turn up) I realise I probably should have haggled on the price. But doing this room is the cornerstone of the rest of the work, so I'll just get it done and worry about pricing for the rest of the work down the line. Perhaps I'll actually get several quotes etc. next time.

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