ANOTHER Glasgow day…I drop Margaret off, take some merch to the post office then hit McDonalds for breakfast and wifi.
After an hour or so’s work I go and pick up some bits and bobs we’re needing fromS tables then make my way into town where I’m filming an interview for STV’s Grass Roots Music programme. They’re planning a ‘Dave Arcari special’ to be shown sometime in the next few weeks (watch this space!).
I meet show host Paul Hughes and the film crew at the Clutha where everything’s set up and ready to go. Paul’s a good guy and right into music, so it’s an easy chat and good fun too.
Interview in the bag, I head to Costco for a hotdog and shopping before picking up Margaret and heading home.
I’ve a website job to get busy with for someone…but first I need to sort their web hosting and have their domain name transferred from another company. I get halfway through and in the middle of intricate and crucial name server and IPS tags when the power goes down. FFS! Why is is always when I’m (a) doing something important and (b) when I’m up against it time-wise?
Margaret points out that it’s probably because I’m doing either or both of these things most of the time! And folks get annoyed ‘cos it interrupts their telly or computer game. Grrrrr……
We change our dinner plans and Margaret cooks a pot of pasta on our wee emergency camping stove. AT least the power didn’t go off mid-way through cooking a implicated meal!
Luckily the power’s only off for an hour or so. When we’re back up and running, I try and rescue the work form earlier…it;’ll be 12-24 hours before I know if the power cut’s screwed my efforts…