Firstly, the cost of some routine repairs in Newcastle have been about triple my estimate. Then I discovered that a payment I thought I hadn't received has in fact both arrived and bed swallowed by my money consumption system. That'll be me, then. So I'm 700 quid poorer since I'm not owed as much as I hoped. However the big news of the day is my poor laptop. Just in time to come to the new house, its screen has gone the way of many laptop screens and stopped working properly. It's usable at great inconvenience, but I need something better than that. So I bought a new Dell. It's the best laptop at the price range by a mile. Expensive day.