Monday, July 27, 2015

Nothing short of miraculous.


The man at the local computer store comes up with a solution for the defunct DELL. He tinkers with an old computer, pulls out the video card and sells it to us for €39. 'Take the old one out and just slide this new one in ". We leave unconvinced but after much installing it works. 'The Font' considers this to be nothing short of miraculous. It should be noted that the desktop now makes a deep burbling noise as it works.




We buy some fresh macaroons. The PONs put on their 'we're starving routine' but the young lady behind the counter is clearly not a dog person. Sophie lets out a yelp of annoyance and is reprimanded. As I close the tail gate there is no doubting the family diva is in a frump. Bob, as always, is happy.



The German billionaire has house guests. They wear shorts the same colour as the macaroons we've just bought. The man in Framboise, the woman Pistachio.


11 comments:

  1. What? No framboise and pistachio shorts in your household?

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  2. Good news on getting your DELL back up and running Angus.
    Tinkering is a hobby of mine and I love fellow tinkerers.......but Mr. Computer Shop Man has charged such a high price for an old video card... I guess you don't mind though, since you've got your friend back and all is well in the world again despite the deep burbling noise.
    Take your vacuum and suck all the dust out from inside especially around the cooling fan, and see if that takes care of the noise.

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  3. I was thinking that the video card was a bit pricy too,
    But less expensive than a new computer, certainly.
    Are the house guests American? Sounds like Lilly Pulitzer attire.

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  4. I love macaroons, I would be sulking with Sophie if I wasn't offer any!

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  5. I guess you could say that the German billionaire house guests look delicious... ???

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  6. We love macarons in our house. Sadly its a bit of a drive to find a good French bakery but we've found one close enough that it helps the cravings.

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  7. How delightful the old video card gave the computer a second life!

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  8. Coppa's girlJuly 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Maybe the German billionaires guests like macaroons too !

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  9. We're with Sophie. All those biscuits and not even a crumb to spare.......

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