Monday, July 28, 2003

Payday for Joan today, hooray. I'm sure life is supposed to get easier as you get older, but we still seem to be lurching from one payday to the next rather than being on a sound footing which does rather get me down some days. We shall survive as always, but it is getting a bit tedious always having money on the mind. Still, perhaps I will get lucky with a form one of these days.

Ended up blitzing the spare bedroom and study yesterday with much moving of furniture, disposal of rubbish (including one of the old wardrobes) and so forth. So pretty exhausted by the end of the day. But still managed a mundane existence dream - this time I was putting up shelves in Ma & Pa's garage to house an unexpected windfall of CDs. Very odd, and once again surely a sign that I need to get a more exciting life.

Had a meeting at the Station in advance of them closing the tunnel NEXT summer this morning to start the process of sorting where all the coaches and buses will go for the duration and up to Marltesham Park & Ride this afternoon. Hey ho.

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Well, I'd like to have loads of stuff to waffle on about here but truth be told there hasn't been all that much going on worthy of mention. Joan is doing a lot better, but not yet feeling up to going back to work on Friday when her sick note runs out. I've just generally been getting on with stuff at my desk most days, attempting to get some sort of order for approaching my targets together. I think I am nearly there, but need Sonic to actually approve some items rather than just letting them build up in the big heap of crap dominating his in-tray. Gary has decided not to go and work for Chambers and now he and Charles have gone off to Switzerland for a couple of weeks. Very cosy I'm sure.

I did spend most of Thursday out and about in the south of the county trying to find new book outlets. Quite successful and lots of pretty scenery that I must take Joan around some day.

Still not received the council job application forms we requested over a week ago, and not been able to make a start on the other one yet. Maybe this afternoon. Also not been online at all so no idea what is going on in Llamaland, but am about to rectify that.

Book-wise I went straight from The Non-Born King to The Adversary and finished that off yesterday. Totally enjoyed the whole saga once again an now determined not to leave it quite so many years before I next peruse the pages. Been catching up on this month's magazines since then before deciding what to go for next. I reckon it will be the companion to the above then into the Mileu strand of the tale as I'm sure that will only take a couple more weeks. I don't want to be on the last book when it comes to our holiday as that's a hardback but there is just over a month still before we depart.

Big Brother has finally come to an end (well done to winner Cameron) and now we have to wean ourselves back on to other things I guess. Although there is the American version now available for watching...

Filmwise we've not seen many because of BB but did laugh a bit at Evolution and go through the usual rollercoaster of emotions with Apollo 13 last night despite having seen it several times before (and indeed knowing how it would end in the first place). I've also watched some of the extras on Tron which were pretty interesting.