Today's high and lows

High: series s came today

Kinda low: bought off someone so has a dragon ball z wrap on it

Actual low: we put both days this weekend so there won't be much gaming
 
High: Been doing a lot of software development upskilling over the last few months.

Low: It just never seems to end though, there's just so much new stuff being released lately.

Lower: I can swear my brain capacity is getting less and less as I get older
 
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Low: Forum has been hard to reach lately?
High: It’s working now.
 
High: series s came today

Kinda low: bought off someone so has a dragon ball z wrap on it

Actual low: we put both days this weekend so there won't be much gaming
High: Finally set up, starting installations, next two games not in the picture is hellblade one and two haven't played them before. Excited that I have so much to play now.

Personally a lot more that I Wana play on gamepass than ps extra although I'm sure that will change back and forth as I go
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Highest: Epic day for space flight yesterday with positive results for Starliner (finally) and even got docked eventually. Then the big bad Starship had an amazingly successful launch with both booster and Starship making it back down to soft, water landings as planned. Even though one of the flaps pretty much melted. Was awesome to watch.
 
High: Put our SA house up for sale last week, had six viewings Sunday, house sold as of yesterday (pending any unexpected complications).

Low: We were in Iceland for the weekend, terrible beer selection but beautiful place and great food. Unfortunately the second night we moved from a hotel to an apartment rental building.

That night my wife woke me screaming in terror, but she suffers night terrors so that alone didn't concern me. Then I heard from the window someone say "I'm sorry" sheepishly from outside.

Once my wife managed to get a handle on herself she told me a guy climbed in through the window, guess he got such a fright with her screaming like that he though it was best to backtrack. I investigated and there was a guy ambling about in the courtyard on his phone - I guess he was just drunk and couldn't figure out how to get back into the rental apartment building.

On the funny side, when my wife opened the window before we went to bed that night I warned her she's doing so at the risk of someone climbing in - at the time she said "they can come cuddle with me".
 
That night my wife woke me screaming in terror, but she suffers night terrors so that alone didn't concern me. Then I heard from the window someone say "I'm sorry" sheepishly from outside.

Once my wife managed to get a handle on herself she told me a guy climbed in through the window, guess he got such a fright with her screaming like that he though it was best to backtrack. I investigated and there was a guy ambling about in the courtyard on his phone - I guess he was just drunk and couldn't figure out how to get back into the rental apartment building.

On the funny side, when my wife opened the window before we went to bed that night I warned her she's doing so at the risk of someone climbing in - at the time she said "they can come cuddle with me".

Flip, that one way to get shot and killed in SA and USA.
 
Looks amazing there. Work colleague just left for there on Wednesday.

Did you get to visit any of the lava flows?

My wife did, or at least was close enough to see the lava, but I settled with flying over the active volcano on landing and take-off. I spent most of my time in Reykjavik itself - though we did take a drive out to Sky Lagoon.

Striking how much the landscape resembles Death Stranding:

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I also took the opportunity to tour Harpa, amazing to see how customisable the acoustics are, the main auditorium is a transformer:

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High: Put our SA house up for sale last week, had six viewings Sunday, house sold as of yesterday (pending any unexpected complications).

How does it work with selling an SA property while overseas? Do you fly back here to sign stuff?

My grandfather lives overseas and still has properties in SA but he struggles with the long flights and layovers, just wondering what he would need to do if he decides to sell one day.
 
How does it work with selling an SA property while overseas? Do you fly back here to sign stuff?

My grandfather lives overseas and still has properties in SA but he struggles with the long flights and layovers, just wondering what he would need to do if he decides to sell one day.

I didn't have to fly back. I did have to get quite a few documents notarised. This is not commissioner of oaths though, more strict and traditional.

I had to go the notary with my identity docs, proof of address, and what ever else needed to be notarised (confirm document is true and original). It was required I have two witnesses that also appear in person with ID and proof of address, and basically tell notary how they know me.

Once the notary confirms everyone is who they say they are which includes copies of IDs and signing stuff and visually checking the people against the IDs, the witnesses can leave. He then checks every document to try see if it is fake, all docs must be original. He then makes copies of each document, stamps them with embossed stamp and signs the pages. They are then all bound together with string and the knot is tied and sealed with wax and stamp. The notary also has all his details on the last page of every document, and keeps electronic copy of the final document bunch for a period incase something needs to be verified. This all cost £280 or so if I recall.

Then you have to send the complete bound document by courier to the attorneys in SA, and from that point it was plain sailing.

PS: I was fortunate as the attorneys that handle the sale knew how to do a sale from somebody in UK, that was a massive help. They spoke to me and explained everything, and also gave me a checklist which I ended up giving to the notary so as to check I haven't missed anything.
 
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High: My mum arrives Sunday morning for 3 weeks.

Low: My dad is too stubborn to renew passport, so will likely never visit UK again.

Super Low: I may have mentioned this somewhere, but I officially see my parents as old people now at 73 and 76 respectively. My dad was starting to look frail when I saw them in February earlier this year. Not often but if I get a call late at night or early morning, I think the worst!
 
Indeed it does. Would be interesting to find out if it had some influence on the game.
It did, actually there are a few in game documents you collect that talk about what an impact visiting Iceland had on Kojima and how he discovered Low Roar there (heavily featured in the soundtrack). Pretty sure the game's photogrammetry scans are of Iceland.

How does it work with selling an SA property while overseas? Do you fly back here to sign stuff?

My grandfather lives overseas and still has properties in SA but he struggles with the long flights and layovers, just wondering what he would need to do if he decides to sell one day.
Adrian seems to have had a different experience, for us it was pretty simple. We let an agent that side handle everything for us, all we had to do was print out and sign some documents this side, scan them and email them back, culminating in the agreement of sale, for which we got our neighbours to sign as witnesses.
 
Adrian seems to have had a different experience, for us it was pretty simple. We let an agent that side handle everything for us, all we had to do was print out and sign some documents this side, scan them and email them back, culminating in the agreement of sale, for which we got our neighbours to sign as witnesses.

It's weird dude as these requirements and hoops I had to go through were from South Africa (according to the attorneys anyway).

I do wonder what exactly the Deeds office expects to be done by the seller? If the attorneys involved must follow a defined process and checks as dictated by Deeds office, or they can choose their own way to vet the seller? If the Deeds office actually doesn't care about vetting the seller, and they hold the attorneys responsible if something fraudulent happens, so basically allowing the attorney to take the risk.

Just seems so strange the difference in processes each of us had to follow.
 
It's weird dude as these requirements and hoops I had to go through were from South Africa (according to the attorneys anyway).

I do wonder what exactly the Deeds office expects to be done by the seller? If the attorneys involved must follow a defined process and checks as dictated by Deeds office, or they can choose their own way to vet the seller? If the Deeds office actually doesn't care about vetting the seller, and they hold the attorneys responsible if something fraudulent happens, so basically allowing the attorney to take the risk.

Just seems so strange the difference in processes each of us had to follow.

I'm sure @bokka1 would have a better idea. So far it's been smoothing sailing, we'll see if we hit any snags.
 
Super Low: I may have mentioned this somewhere, but I officially see my parents as old people now at 73 and 76 respectively.
Same boat.

Lucky to have both my parents still and same with my wife. But their ages range from low 70s to mid 80s and to be fair they are all okay for the most part. With us in Aus and them split between SA and Cyprus it makes things difficult.
 
Low: Overlooked for a promotion at work

High: My best friend at work got the post

Extra High: Long weekend!
 
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