Ann got her refurbished Del Latitude D620 from Portable Universe at Milton Keynes by going on the internet. When it arrived she discovered that the keys did not display what was printed on them.
A complaint to the supplier was ignored. Our credit card statement indicated that the payment went to Easy IT at Bracknell. A complaint was sent to them suggesting a claim for the money back.
Soon after that was sent I got a call from 'Harry' at Remarketing IT. (How many more companies are involved?) 'Harry' asked what was on the 2 key. When I told him he said that it was an American keyboard! We agreed to send the computer back.
It was boxed up and sent by Interlnk Express. Two days later I got a call from 'Harry'. The keyboard has been changed, the battery was faulty and replaced and some adjustments were made to the mouse pad operation.
Interlink Express returned the computer in good order.
We left our mooring at half past the hour with an hour to get to Saltersford tunnel. Only three miles and we got there on time to go through.
Several boats had come through on their time slot so we went on in to the darkness. A one way 424 yard small hole in the hillside. Our bimini had been put down to avoid contact with the rocks and brick. There were more bends in the tunnel than the one at Braunston and being only one way proved more difficult to navigate.
The next tunnel at Barnton was longer but at least you can see through it. That one is not timed so we sounded the horn on the way through. Is this another breach about to happen here?
Seyella and M2L were moored at Dunham but facing in different directions! I had turned ready to fetch Ann from Sale.
Geoff and I with both dogs went off to see the deer near Dunham Massey Hall. A wonderful chance to get close and almost personal with not so wild animals.
Geoff and Margaret joined me for the trip. Ann got a Metro Tram from Piccadilly to Timperley. Then we travelled back. Ann was looking pretty with her short hair cut and summer clothes. Molly was as pleased as I to see her back on board.
Seems Ann has bought the sunshine with her, loads of post and extra technology.
We now have a WiFi dongle for our Panasonic FreeView Recorder. It promises to connect the TV direct to the Internet. Well it does work up to a point. It does not have a full browser but can link to a selection of websites. Looking at some movies from YouTube proved that our 3G connection is not fast enough.
Ann is trying to use her reconditioned Del Lattitude D620 laptop. It came with MS Windows XP but the software does not match well with the keyboard. What you see on the key is not what you get on the screen. In particular some of the Shift characters. It is enough to put off a reluctant user.
On a very sunny Monday friends sat outside Moore 2 Life.
There was John and Rosemarie from Devon Maid, Geoff and Margaret from Seyella.
While we are travelling with Seyella, Geoff's blog would have kept you all up to date with our travels and problems!
We got as far as joining the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Plank Lane and the Pennington Flash. Now we head back to Manchester so that Ann can catch the train south to visit family being a long way from home.
There are plenty of places to stop on the Bridgewater canal with its well kept tow paths. Even the off side can be used as here at Boothstown.