Brain Dump

I'm not entirely sure where to start. I haven't really sat down for longer than ten minutes all day. I've cleared all the washing, hoovered downstairs, cleaned the kitchen (more than once), made lunch for everybody, re-wired the phone and internet connection (which involved walking into town again to buy a wire), gone grocery shopping …

Surfacing

I'm not doing very well at posting on anything like a regular basis, am I. Let's just say that this week has been challenging, and I'm not going to write about any of it on a public forum. I want to write "the walls have eyes", but that's a little overly conspiratorial even for me. …

Never Ending

Today didn't slow down, and certainly didn't stop. The morning was spent filing expenses for last week's adventure in Germany, and the afternoon knee deep in source code and flowcharts. Tomorrow will be more of the same, along with conference calls and meetings. I sometimes wonder how many years of software development I have left …

Rain

I'm sitting in the junk room at home, trying to warm up after spending the greater part of the morning in the rain, watching our middle girl take part in rugby training. The rain started as a light mist, but following a trip to the club-house to buy hot drinks had turned into a consistant …

Recharging

While working my way through chores around the house today, a huge wave of tiredness has rolled through me. I think this is just the after-effects of working away from home, and carrying a huge project single-handed. You don't really think about it at the time - it hits you afterwards. Just for the record, …

Padlocks

I made it through the third and final day working on-site - I fly home in the morning. I’m sitting in my hotel room with the window wide open, listening to the world go by outside - quite a noisy world, it turns out, given the railway station is only a few minutes walk away. …

Miserable

After waking to a blanket of grey skies this morning, the weather has been growing steadily worse. A fine mist of rain is now falling, painting the roads and footpaths with leaves from the trees, and filling the world with the smell of autumn. The washing machine and tumble dryer are fighting the good fight …