‘ The time has come, the dolphin said, to hunt for many things; for shoes (not ships or sealing-wax, nor cabbages or kings), and cables, multimeters, or stuff that fortune brings …’ (Adapted very loosely from Cabbages and Kings in Alice).
I was diving into boxes looking for shoes when I came across a sander I have been hunting for. That means I can do the headboard and side tables far more easily – Much Better Half won’t let me put them in un-repainted, so we are using grotty little tables at present. Anyway, the sander needs a cord. The cord that fits stopped working and is totally boggling my mind, because my tester, which enabled me to detect and fix a break in another extension cord recently, insists there is live current from one end to the other. So, the only thing I can think of is something wrong in the sealed plug at the end.
Now, I was vainly hunting for shoes and another cable, but instead I came across a multimeter, so that means I can do a continuity test on the faulty cable – when I remember how to drive the thing, and if I can find where I put the cable.
Further hunting for shoes finally unearthed a USB cable for my mobile phone. To date, hours of effort have failed to link wirelessly, so I have had no access to all the photos on it taken since our move. Suddenly I have hundreds of them – now all past history rather than being current affairs (though the break in that cable is a current affair in more ways than one, it occurs to me!) but I shall pop one in from time to time anyway. For starters, the above shot is from our evening at ‘Dolphins by Starlight’.
Now let me hunt for shoes again …