Well, not really – it’s a metaphor.
I’ve managed to complete the fresh install of everything on my laptop, the only problem was a couple of hours wondering why I couldn’t migrate my email settings into Outlook 2003. I finally tracked the problem down to having installed Outlook 2002.
However, as promised my mum and brother have disappeared off on holiday and I find myself both house and video sitting.
“Video sitting?”, I hear you ask, “What’s that?”.
My mum’s house has six televisions and video recorders – all needed to record the vast amount of TV that they watch. Some programmes get taped to keep forever, my mum is football mad and she loves detective series. My brother (and to be fair, myself as well) both like Sci-Fi. Add in the daily dose of ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Doctors’ and I’m finding myself running around swapping video tapes and cable channels like some demented Pokemon collector – “Gotta tape them all”.
So I am alone in the house with only the stray cat that adopted my mum for company. This is why I feel like I’m in prison.
Still it gives me plenty of time to write stuff – just stuff that you may not see for some time.