The guys on the shark boat yesterday said there was a huge storm brewing and they were right high winds and cold this morning but it was a driving day so not bad for me......
When I went to turn on my computer this morning nothing happened and I mean nothing would not even turn on...as I checked out I asked if there was a computer store in town and was directed to a small hole in the wall store and I thought to myself good luck.....was I ever wrong!!!!
The owner looked to be 17 years of age....long hair like I had in the 70's and the store had very little in it oh well here goes and I explained my problem.....the kid brought out battery testers, charges and other stuff I had no idea what it was and he went to work and declared the problem was that the converter and plug were toast...he explained what I needed to do and I could tell by the look on his face that the look on my face said I need help!!!!
He explained the best thing for me to was to buy a SA plug and use the Australian cable cut it off and attach it to the SA cable thus eliminating the use of a converter, makes sense right!!!
He said there is an electrical shop round the corner I will go with you and you can buy the plug and I will convert it for you..so that is what we did the plug cost me 28 Rand about 2 Canadian dollars...then he cut, spliced wires, (I do know that much) and then I was set with a new cable that plugs directly into the SA socket.....so we set it all up plug it in and it does not work.....he said wow that is so strange and then his phone rang....whilst he was talking I tried to turn it on and nothing and then on impulse I opened the lid of the computer and tried again and BINGO it worked!!!!
When he came back I told him I was going to charge him a 100 Rand to teach him something and I told him what I did.....he said that is amazing I would never have guessed that.......so now my computer works great and goes straight in the mains here...oh yes how much did he charge me.....50 Rand.......incredible I said all I have is a 100 Rand bill please keep the change, he shook my hand and another one of those meetings that just cost nothing, well maybe 128 Rand, but mean so much!!!
The road was an easy drive this morning
These next three photos are for my friend Caron in Santa Barbara...hope they bring back happy memories for you!!!
Sorry it was not bright and sunny!!!
I then came over a mountain pass and the winds were so strong that at one point I actually felt the car moving over!!!!
The the shot of the clouds was for me amazing!!!
I could actually see that huge bank of cloud moving down the mountain into the valley.
I did some grocery shopping and then went to my airbnb place where I am staying for 4 nights....it is in a very exclusive gated community with nearly 300 homes and I met Penny who happily showed me around she lives 4 doors down if I need anything...so what do you think??
The very cold pool on the complex that will not be using!!!
So this will be my home for the next four nights and all of this for 164 Canadian dollars..what a bargain!!!
I cooked a nice simple meal and then into the bath tub and even thought there is a TV no stations but there is a movie channel so I shall watch a movie soon!!!
This is a horrid event in Northern Albert close to where I used to live years ago...looks like a war zone!!
Friday, May 06, 2016
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