7:00 – We get up and prepare ourselves for the day.
7:30 – Sitting.
8:00 – Breakfast
8:35 – We begin practising and playing the guitar. More calisthenics, more Askesis, more fun. We also swap bits and pieces of other things we might have.
10:00 – I collect the toner cartridge from downstairs and install it. There is a wide, white, non-printing stripe. I try all the suggested troubleshooting suggestions, to no avail, and email their customer support department, although I’m not holding out much hope.
12:30 – I borrow my father’s printer*, which turns out to be totally non-Mac compatible, not only that but it appears not to work with any of unofficial solutions that people have come up with. Pooh.
*The printer is in the boot of his car. When I attempt to open the lid, it will not open at all. Eventually it does, but it’s at this point that the technical failure begins to appear supernatural. I’m beginning to feel conspired against.
13:30 – lunch. Egg fried rice by Haru. I’m distracted by the non-useful printer. After Lunch I try to install the drivers for it into Virtual PC in hopes that I can get it to do something.
14:45 – I give in to the inevitable and take the files downstairs to be printed out.
15:00 – We go out for a walk: up the road to the Tate Modern, then along the river, across the Jubilee Bridge (downriver) to Watkins, then back, across the Jubilee Bridge (upriver) past Waterloo Station. Walker call – they’d like me to go in to be briefed tomorrow.
17:10 – We return home. The shop downstairs has been closed for ten minutes. Grr. Ben calls and I chat to him for a while. Haru and I have cups of tea and sit on the sofa, and I fall asleep. Deciding I need the energy, I resolve to sort the shelves. This takes a while, and the cleaning overflows into the rest of the living room. The shelves don’t really look any tidier, but there’s something distant and unfamiliar about mess that’s not been interfered with, something more manageable about a mess that I’ve touched. At least now I know what’s in it.
20:10 – We begin cooking dinner – pasta with tomato sauce.
21:00 – dinner is served, followed by the rest of the Jaffa Cakes and a couple of chocolate digestives. Then sitting on the sofa, reading.
22:00 – writing this.