They make these systems for all to use, yet when you come to do a simple thing like upload a very small mpeg, it all falls down.
My little clip was shortened down to 21mb but still won’t load up to WP or FLIKR. Mind you the 3g dongle is affected by weather and we have had some, bloody hell we have….
Thursday after the big meeting i landed home at around one fifteen as it was just starting to rain.
I must say it was one of the biggest electrical storms iv’e seen in a long time, better half was expecting a customer so i was the dog walker for the afternoon. By two o’clock luncheon was scranned and the dog was champing at bit to be out. She hates load bangs if she is in the house, so the thunder was putting her nerves on end. By this time the deluge had been hitting us for an hour so on went the waterproofs and my brand new Aigle wellingtons along with my rather good leather western hat. Of we went, within fifty yards of the house the waterproofs failed. By the time we had reached the burn, three quarters of a mile away i was soaked to the skin, the burn had risen five foot above its normal level as i had crossed it earlier and the little tributary that feeds into the burn usualy no more than a couple of inches of trickle had burst its banks because the flow could not go under our access road bridge.
All this water and i still went on, luckily we have a footbridge to use should the fords get to high. Taking the bridge we headed into the woods to a favourite spot where normaly you can look down onto an area of the burn valley where a badger set is. As i sat in this biblical downpour with the lightening crashing all around, the dogs looking for things that live in places that only dogs can find, i watched the burn go from huge to massive in ten minutes. I fear the badgers are no more as there set was swamped.
Things found by two very wet but very happy dougals, we headed back only to find the footbridge starting to submerge, hastily we crossed to be greeted by the burn following the route of the road. Our track to the house had become it’s own little river and was washing away. When we got home i found the drains had backed up unable to cope, no damage to the house though. But the thing is today we found out that some of the sheep are missing. The poor things are our tup, one ewe and two lambs caught in flash flooding. The flash flooding caused by the policy of the forestry commision to ditch before replanting the vast swathes of land they have felled here in the past few years. Thats the mentality of one government department, on the other hand you have the environment agency trying to contain the flooding further downstream by spending multi millions of our hard earned. Stupid bast##ds. Any way, i’m back at the cloud factory for the weekend and what a busy one its been so far. As you got no video in the last post, heres a little snapshot of the sanding line….
And the packs of worktops i was taking off while covering on break times
And heres a couple of pics of the surface water reed bed filtration ponds, complete with some resident waterfowl scurrying back to
Well iv’e had a wee rant so it’s of to sleep, for i be working in the morning…..
Categories: Northumberland (the peoples republic of)