Life at the end of the road

November 8, 2016

A taste of freedom :-)

Filed under: daily doings, pigs — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:01 am

Not much to report today peeps other than my Internet as failed once more and this is arriving courtesy of my dongle from the ferry terminal. It’s Tuesday morning now, I had pure ‘interstellar’ Internet last night but was in my bed at 8:30 worn out. This messing around with clocks really does send me ‘pear shaped’, consequently I was up at ‘stupid O clock’ trying to get me Internet working without success. It’s driving me nuts and must be summat simple. I appear to have a ‘hidden network’ called ‘ubnt.com2’ and some days my laptop takes it in its head to connect to one called ‘’.

My wife’s laptop always connects to the right one and my sons never!!! It’s really doing my head in as I never know weather I’ll see that annoying exclamation mark popping up next!! The wife’s laptop is so slow as to be virtually useless so not really much use.

What ‘Calum’ could have done with one of these Smile

So, anyway, Monday was yet another cold day but with little in the way of rain for a change and to be honest, I don’t know where it went! First off I went to escort my son to the 7:55 sailing for Sconser, not cos he was unlikely to go on his own but just cos he needed a passenger with a licence Smile After that I did some pottering about in my lovely shed, some work on a hydro turbine then a spell around at the chalet site with the digger.

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We really must think of a name for him/her Smile If Calum Macleod built the road to Arnish with a pick and shovel, just think what he could have done with one of these Smile

Out on the hill

I also wedged the gate open on the pigs enclosure so they could go exploring and sure enough they eventually did.

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By the time I’d finished digging they’d made their way down towards the end of the road, no doubt drawn by the sound of the digger and thinking of their stomachs.

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They followed Molly and I right back to their field some distance away quite the thing.



  1. Now that digger is a proper big boys toy. The hours of fun you can have with one of those. You are right what would Calum Been able to achieve with one of those, probably taken years off his his road building career, but be thankful he didn’t build a road any bigger or you would have far more idiots driving up to your little piece of paradise.

    Comment by Alistair Gray — November 8, 2016 @ 9:15 am

  2. I like the idea of a digger called Calum.

    Comment by Steve — November 8, 2016 @ 10:04 am

    • I agree I was going to suggest the same very befitting.

      Comment by Alistair Gray — November 8, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    • Great idea – My wife and I walked the road in July. What a great achievement – the road – not the walk 😉

      Comment by karlejnarchristensen — November 8, 2016 @ 2:16 pm

  3. ubnt is the default network name of a brand of long range WiFi transmitters which are probably delivering your wireless broadband

    Comment by thinfourth — November 10, 2016 @ 7:01 am

    • Hi TF,
      yes, it’s a Ubiquiti wireless network that we use, just can’t understand why sometimes it’s identified as (no internet) and ubnt.com2 (internet). Wife’s laptop was on ubnt.com2 for weeks and was the only device in the house with internet. My laptop randomly connects to it and my son’s never, yet his phone and kindle do. Strange thing being, that whatever network you are on, the other is not visible. Even stranger is that data packets seem to move in and out even when not connected. It’s feckin driving us all nuts!!!!

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — November 12, 2016 @ 6:34 am

      • Have you tried a hard wire into your reciever?

        Comment by thinfourth — November 12, 2016 @ 7:20 am

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