Poured with rain last night; drummed on the windows from around 04-00 to 05:30. News on radio at 8 warned of severe rain warning in Eastern parts of Wales; I assume the storm has passed over.

Drove Ruth to campus to get dissertation printed. Deep pool of water in passenger footwell; at least a third of an inch, spread out over wide area plus, of course, that which was absorbed by the carpeting. Suspect this is more noticable because I removed the protective mat things that were down there (I wondered at the time why there were two, now I come to recollect doing so) because they were damp.

Had hazarded that the damp remained from when Miriam was leaking through the sunroof, but this apparently not the case — suspect leak is getting in through vents. A good deal of sogginess up in the foam around the vent, and trail of water down the wainscoting in passenger footwell. Mopped up with paper towels, though still dampness in carpet, as I needed to get into Law.

The good news, on reflection, is that this is evidently an exceptional quantity of water due to the thumping great storm last night, and the lack of additional matts to blot it up. Must remember to retain a towel in the boot in case of emergencies.

Beyond that, Miriam seems to be running OK. Starting to suspect she’ll want a new battery at some point; on rare occasions where she does multiple short hops the engine can be a bit reluctant to start on the third or fourth time, but she goes alright once she’s going. Look to replace the battery ahead of the winter, I suppose.

Bought a new kettle because the old one was on the blink, and refusing to turn itself off once it reached boiling point. Has righted itself now, though, under the omnipresent threat of replacement, so may as well run it a while longer.

Much news this morning about the spreading Swine Flu. Much concern since we’re a way overdue a major outbreak, but so far it just makes me want to play Pandemic.

Coffee break over: back to work.

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  1. On April 27, 2009 Anne says:

    Say hello to Miriam for me, I feel I have neglected her in recent months. If I’d known the diss was going for binding today I’d have carried on working on it over the weekend. On reflection, I think I’m glad I didn’t know.

    I’m listening to Jethro Tull. I blame you. And I like Pandemic, especially since no one ‘wins’ and there are less likely to be sulks. We should play sometime.

  2. On April 27, 2009 Dan Q says:

    Wow; sounds like the poor girl’s really leaking there. =o(

    Pandemic rocks. Can’t wait for the new add-on pack, later this year. Sounds like an awesome pie and chips. WITH gravy.

    Hmm. I’m making little sense. Guess Jimmy’s uber-painkillers are kicking in.

    @Anne: Well; no-one wins or everybody wins, although the latter is rare it’s becoming more common, even at medium difficulty. Time for hard difficulty soon, methinks!

  3. On April 28, 2009 Mister JTA says:

    Duly said hello, and banged my head on the rear-view mirror in the process.

    I’ve only ever played Pandemic on easy, and that only three times, and on two of those occasions we lost. Gah.

  4. On April 28, 2009 Ele says:

    Pandemic was fun :)
    Poor soggy Miriam!

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