In the things I wish I could remember department:
I wish I could remember how to reset the clock on the stove. (Or, alternatively, what we did with the manual.) I'm sure I used to know but it isn't intuitive and it's been 7 years since there was power to the clock and ovens. (We used the gas hob.) The electrician has wired it up temporarily for us and I've used both ovens, but I'd really, really like to set the clock to the correct time. I've emailed the manufacturer - fingers crossed they can help me.
Have you been watching the World Cup? Yesterday was a rather nail-biting day for me. I'm cursed with having two national teams to follow: Australia and England. England needed to win to progress to the knock-out stages. If Australia were to progress, they needed both a big win (with a goal difference of 3 or more) AND either Germany or Ghana to win the other match in their group.
The canteen at work has been showing all the daytime matches on their big TV. The England match was at 3pm so a group of us went down to watch. (By the end of the match, there was 200 people in there.) It was nerve-wracking! I think I swore more in those 90+ minutes than I have ever sworn in the office. Fortunately, England played like a team, defended well and won by a goal to nil. It was the best they've played in this competition - their match against the USA was OK but they looked nervous, while their game against Nigeria was dire.
Australia's game was at 7.30pm and not broadcast on terrestrial TV, so I watched the German game. It was so frustrating! I have only managed to watch one out of the three Australian matches and I was hoping to watch this one. No dice. We won, with two good goals, but it wasn't enough to go through.
Congratulations to the American team for getting through to the last 16.
In Other News...
Can't remember if I've told you but DH is working a temporary job and has been since the second week of May. It's for a contractor for London Transport, which means that every day is in a different location. It's shift work. The hours are awful. And he has to get there by public transport so an 8 hour shift is really a minimum of an 11 hour day. It's not in his field. But any job is better than no job and he's happy to be earning some money.