2118. Hills and codes

(Grateful thanks for the many likes and messages yesterday on the passing of one of my brothers. Your kindnesses were greatly appreciated and moving. Today’s story was “pre-posted” and life continues! Thanks. Bruce)

As I have said many times: when it comes to a significant number in this blog’s story numbering I like to deviate from story-telling a wee bit and chat about other things.

Today’s story number is significant because it’s the password I use to get into my bank account. I also use it as the password for my computer and WordPress and social media and everything else. These days it’s almost impossible to remember heaps of passwords so I stick to 2118 for everything. Also for the pin number for my phone.

To celebrate this number I thought I would simple show some photos of my environment around the house. It is very hilly, so I wandered around the outside of the house this past week and took photos willy-nilly. That way you can see where I live. Incidentally the code to turn off the house alarm is also 2118. Also to unlock the keypad on the door. As I said, I use the number for everything.

The number 2118 was the number of our car’s registration plate when I was a kid. It’s actually just the first four numbers of the plate because in those days there were six numbers: 2118-46.

Anyway, here are pictures taken from the paths around the house:

Fields of rape (I always think it’s an unfortunate name for this turnip-like crop).
Looking East
The water tank (to feed the troughs) on the highest hill
Making hay.
Devon cattle – one of the oldest breeds in the world
Water tank is next to the distant pines
The disused woolshed from when sheep roamed the farm (now cattle)
Some neighbour’s sheep and water tank
Volcano Mount Taranaki as seen from the gate.
Don’t you just hate it when the neighbours crowd you out? Almost 2118 legs to pull..

37 thoughts on “2118. Hills and codes

  1. Herb

    We have a number like that that we use all the time for anything. Nobody in the family ever says, “What’s the PIN?” Security experts say that’s a really bad idea but most of the security experts that say that don’t have to contend with a 60+ brain.
    I used to take pictures willy-nilly but then came the restraining order…

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Actually Mum’s name was Peers – but her grandmother’s name was Kerr of Killycoogan (in those days spelled Kilikougan) 2 miles north of Portglenone Co. Antrim. Farming and military.

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  2. noelleg44

    Those hills make walking outside real aerobic exercise, but it’s beautiful. My grandson would love the cows since his one word so far is Mooo! I wonder if all the animals on the hills have shorter legs on one side?



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