...of God weather, that's what we are having today. Charming.
Well, it seems that Toyota are not prepared to cough up anything towards the huge bill I am now landed with. I spoke to their customer services people today and ended up asking for the name and address of the relevant manager. There's no point getting cross with the people who answer the phones, really.
I shall write to him and explain how I feel about this, and see if I get a reply. They are inconsistent with the reasons for not offering any kind of goodwill gesture towards helping with the bill.
Sometimes it's because my car is too old, then it's because my car is too late a model and has already been fitted with the fixed flywheel, sometimes it's because of the mileage I have done. I am not sure they have any kind of consistent policy on this at all.
Anyhoo, I have booked it in to get everything fixed next week. Fingers crossed it lasts me till then.
Other news: Bought a new PC after work tonight. I was so hacked off that I decided to cheer myself up by spending yet more money I don't have.
Sound fiscal policy, I think you'll agree.
It has graphics and everything. I think I scared the lad in the shop though. He came sauntering up and asked me if he could help with anything, so I told him what I wanted. He took me to the PC section and pointed at the most expensive one, and said "I think that's what you want." I asked him what the processing power was like.
"3 MB madam," he said, pointing proudly at the little notice.
I said no, that's the RAM. What type of processor does it have? How many GHz?
He went and fetched someone else to deal with me after that.
Ah well, got it up and running and connected up to the interweb. Just need to get all my iTunes onto it now.
But otherwise, it's perfect.
Off to London again tomorrow. Joy.