It’s hard work this retirement stuff.

Here we are three days into retirement and I am shattered already.

It’s hard work keeping a couple of steps ahead of the wife clutching a list of jobs to be done!

It seems strange to not have to check email several times a day and especially at the start and end of the day.

But all in all I still think it’s the best decision I have made in years.

Almost there.

Well just a few days from taking early retirement, it all happens on Monday. Then I just have a couple of web pages to change the wording on and that’s basically it. Then I am done.

Oh the excitement of it all!!

Just one week to go.

Well there is just one week to go to me closing my company, ceasing self-employment and taking early retirement, and I can honestly say I can’t wait.

In preparation for the great day I have been clearing out the office and turning it back into a computer/radio room.

Part of the intention was to cut down on computer equipment and make more room. As part of this I got rid of the two desks that had cupboards each side of the seating position and replaced them with three tables, a great improvement. But not exactly cutting down on stuff.

But the big thing is that I have splashed out on some amateur radio equipment  for what must be the first time in around twenty years. So for those interested I am active again on 2MTR and 70CMS  FM using my callsign G4PYR. If you hear me on and are able to do so please give me a call.

One other thing I want to do is start scanning my late mothers picture collection. I looked at software to do this and decided in the end that the best software to use came with the scanner. Although this runs on a Mac it is far more flexible on a Windows Machine. So after suitable therapy I have splashed out on a bottom end Dell laptop. I don’t need high specs and the machine I have chose will do the job excellently. So much for having a Windows Free environment!

So onwards with the rest of the weeks excitement.

 

The accuracy of reviews.

I am in the process of returning two of the same item to Amazon for a refund.

The item in question is a multi way USB charger, one of them started smoking.

I don’t envisage any problems with a refund as Amazon if nothing else have excellent customer service.

However, I received the following from the seller last night.

Order ID xxx.xxxxxxx.xxxxxxx:
2 of USB Charger, Jelly Comb USB Charging Stations: 6-Port USB Wall Charger with Smart Identification for Android Apple iPhone 7 Plus iPad Pro/Air 2 LG G5 [ASIN: B01N6QMIJ6]

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Hello,

Many thanks for your reply. You don’t have to take the hassle to return them, since one of them is defective, and we are willing to make the full refund for both items directly for compensation. We will not ask you to recommend this product to anybody either. If you could kindly make the comments disappear from Amazon, we will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

Look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,
Lilian

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This must call into question the accuracy of any other reviews on the sellers products and begs the question as to how many bad reviews they have managed to get removed

I have reported the matter to Amazon direct.

The countdown continues.

Well the countdown continues towards 27th November when I close my company and take early retirement.

I have been having a clear out of stuff and it’s amazing what I have accumulated over the years, and if I am honest used very little. But having said I am finding it quite hard to throw stuff away. But we will get there in the end.

Watch this space as they say.