So I’ve got the Insignia now. Major upgrade from the Micra which is beginning to give a lot of trouble with the clutch. The Falcon will keep the Micra for learning to drive. Insignia needs new tyres which I have booked for tomorrow, going for some premium-ish Pirelli ones as I need them ASAP. There was some Hankook tyres which were slightly more expensive, but they weren’t in until next week. €135 fitted each for 4. Figure it’s worth it. Also booked a service and oilchange today, as the Insignia seems to be split into two camps, those who hate it and those who service regularly and like it.
We had planned to go away to Spain, but we completely forgot our passports were out of date. I renewed mine and got it in two days thanks to the spirits of Franco and O’Neill (Hugh, Eoin) looking out for my Spanish blood. The Falcon will be waiting to the end of the month if she’s lucky. Heading instead around Ireland for the week on holiday, hence checking the car is in good shape is key.
Got the house valued and starting to look at other places in Dublin, with a view to move in 2022. The house has appreciated 13% since we bought it 3 years ago. Our place is pleasant and well located for parks, schools and amenities, but very small for two people working at home with indoor hobbies like weightlifting, cake making and model making (70sqm). God knows what it would be like with kids. Options are moving out of the suburbs to the county, or moving to a newer build on the edge of the suburbs. Still want to be close to friends and family. Saw a huge house 170sqm for a really good price, thought I had recognized it from somewhere. Turns out some lad was stabbed to death outside at 7AM while trying to jumpstart his car by a neighbour having a mental breakdown. Nice place though. Here, the police raided a neighbour who was dealing drugs, but caught him with nothing. A shame, we thought they were just successful small business owners. They’d bought some cakes from us.
Mr Anglegrinder hasn’t shown up since we reported him illegally parking his lorry cab at the entrance to the estate and the police showed up. Maybe I would miss the gossip and action of fires being set, shops being smashed, general antisocial behaviour if we moved elsewhere. Maybe it’s not exactly what I’m after in a family home though when my cunt next door is out smoking, swearing and screaming down the phone all day.
Pullups: 3×6 – form much better, getting complete reps now
pistol squats : 3×3 – better flexibility
DB OHP: 3×12@ 13kg
kroc row x20 : 13kg