Ireland day 0807. Thursday 14 December 2023- Broken Fridge *

Ireland day 0807. Thursday 14 December 2023- Broken Fridge
Today’s summary Val and I were both at work today.   So we spent the day in the office or the museum, while we tried to get the broken fridge repaired by remote control.   Val appeared on a “Dublin Live” webcast from the museum in the afternoon, then was at Wonderlights in the evening.   I went on a short walk.
Today’s weather Dry and bright.   Light westerly wind.   Appx 8c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Winter lights walk

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

We were both back into the full swing of work today.   It suits us both to leave home at about 9:30 – Val has only a 2 minute commute to work, and mine isn’t too bad at 25 minutes on a good day (and leaving after the main rush hour certainly helps).   My day in the office passed reasonably uneventfully with discussions and “Teams” meetings.   But Val’s was rather more exciting when a reporter from Dublin Live called in and Val was hauled off to give him a 15 minute guided tour of the museum live on video.   She did really well, especially as she had zero preparation time.

But hanging over all this fun and excitement was the cloud of the broken fridge.   We had moved all the non-frozen stuff onto the balcony in the hope that low outdoor temperatures would help to keep things fresh.   But there was nothing we could do with the freezer except keep the door firmly shut and hope that the machine can be fixed before everything completely thaws out.   After repeated nagging, the property management company have agreed to replace it tomorrow afternoon, so I will “wfh” and hope that the replacement works out well.   But even if it’s done on time, I think we will have to either cook all the raw meat that we had in there, or throw it way.   Sigh.

But we did have a plan B – at least for the fridge things.   On the way home from work I bought a portable cooler box – mainly designed for use in the car but also has a mains plug – to chill the things previously nestling on the balcony.   We needed one anyway for our longer car trips, so it won’t be a wasted purchase.   So let’s hope all will be successfully resolved tomorrow.

By the time the interim fridge solution had been installed, Val was ready to head off to Wonderlights and I was getting hungry for dinner.   So I thawed out one of the already-partially-melted casserole dishes that I’d had in the freezer, and enjoyed that with a giant portion of mashed potatoes and frozen peas, that I’d also rescued.   Whilst I was dining though, I watched a rather depressing “Zoe” webcast on the perils of refined carbohydrates.   I almost choked on my mashed potatoes.

Well, that’s enough for now.   I’ve been indoors all day so am going to head out to get some fresh air.   The weather is fine and dry and still quite cool, so I’m looking forward to a refreshing leg-stretch.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Val starred on a live Facebook broadcast from the Museum by Dublin Live today! She’s very photogenic and articulate, I have to say. Meanwhile, I watched a slightly depressing “Zoe” video on food and health.   Basically, I think I am beyond redemption.
Christmas lights on the western crescent at Robswall Heights Winter roses on the coast road.   Still looking good!
When the freezer fails, basically you have to eat everything that’s in it.   So I made a start..
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 6437 m
Max elevation: 54 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 109 m
Total descent: -111 m
Total time: 01:08:42
Download file: Christmas lights walk compressed corrected.gpx

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