September 17, 2016

survived the first week

first week done! yesterday Lloyd's txted me that i got a bank account, on thursday i visited the job center to apply for a national insurance number and ive done a bit of online shopping (bath slippers and ergonomic mouse pad). and now im about to order my new computer, exciting and nerve wrecking! this is the point where i switch to Windows 10. i knew i would, by now its stable and all, but to be honest im a bit hesitant.
im planning to order my PC from Chillblast. with the following specs, most likely;

Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake CPU, 4 Cores, 4.0 - 4.2GHz
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Case - Black
Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 OC Strix 4GB
CPU Cooler: Gelid Tranquillo Rev.3 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory (2 x 8GB)
OS Drive: 256GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Secondary Hard Drive: Seagate 4TB 5900RPM
Third Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 5900RPM (for automated weekly back ups!)
Optical Drive: Blu-ray Reader / DVD-RW Combi Drive
Power Supply: Corsair RM750x 80 PLUS Gold 750W PSU
Wifi card: Gigabyte 802.11ac 867Mbps PCIe WiFi and Bluetooth Card
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty, 2 Years Collect & Return UK only

ive signed up at Tesco's and Sainsbury's already. i want membership cards and mail. i think that translates to: i want to feel like i belong. cos im generally not big on memberships...   while im generally enjoying my time now, i think the next months will be hard on some level because i want to psychologically settle and tie myself down, but at the same time we don't know for sure if we will stay. so i shouldnt. its like being in a limbo. but i always find something to complain about, dont i...

my mobile operator has a handy app;

i think i just saw an add for Miss Dior perfume where a woman left a guy on the altar and escaped with a lover on a helicopter...   umm, am i old fashioned or how do i not find that worth celebrating? like, its her business what she does, but im not gonna buy the perfume (not that im the Dior type anyway) cos i do not associate with what she did. do women in general want to associate with that?

we ordered an extra desk from IKEA we think we can fit in our room, for my PC and work i need a proper spot. the computer monitor we shipped ourselves also arrived safe. and i brought my trusted keyboard with me on board. so once i order and receive my PC, i think i will feel even better.

doctor it seems is enjoying his time too. its been a rough year and finally he is purely on holiday, waiting for his (PLAB 1) exam results. the exam he took on wednesday was changed up a bit unfortunately, so it was hard to prepare for, but we will know in a few weeks how it went. and how to proceed. now, i find him watering the plants in the garden, watching british tv and cooking amazing stuff with the local ingredients. he seems to be in his element and comfortable.

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