Happy Easter, everyone, hooray for four-day weekends!
Life seems to be a bit up and down at the moment, so in an attempt to feel better with some cathartic venting and due to it being about time for a proper update, I think I'll witter about some of what I've been up to.
I seem to have a lot of trouble recently achieving a balance between all the things I really ought to be doing. To name a few, I've got things to do maintaining cars, progressing my flat, paying work, domestic chores, general geeking and helping my parents with some of their DIY. That's before I get onto the things that I would really like to do, but all too often get shelved, like getting out on my bike and cooking something that requires more effort than "Stick it in the oven". In order to try and sort this out, along with catching up on some of the things that have got rather neglected, I've decided to call off my every-other-week contracting onsite for April. Having done this, so that I could catch up on a number of things, and spread my efforts more evenly, I promptly spent a week and a half concentrating exclusively on one thing. Ooops. Still I have achieved something and have managed to polish off the bodywork, servicing and general MoT preparation to get my small car back on the road. Hooray! I can now drive round with the roof down and enjoy the sunshine. Yay. Unfortunately, two days after I finished all this work, some bastard has put a damn great dent in it while parked outside my flat D:.
I've got some more interesting work on at the moment, with some PCB layouts to do, some embedded coding and the web front-end for a system to finish off, which is good, however I've not managed to sit down and concentrate mostly due to being in a pretty constant rush, seemingly only ever thinking about trying to pick something I can do in the half hour before I need to leave to get somewhere else leading to things getting left half-done and spending far too long before I can get back to them. Hopefully now Easter is out the way and obsidian_dawn
should have a bit less pressure on her, things will calm down and I can concentrate on things a bit more.
Red car has at last been fitted with a handsfree kit, which includes a USB connection, so now all I need to do is clear my USB hard-drive and sort out carrying round my music collection, which is rather groovy.
My flat is at least creeping forward. Some organization is however required to sort out the next few things to do.
I'm off to Ireland again in a week, which should be good, time for some R&R at least. Plan before then mostly involves getting red car serviced, hopefully polishing off some of the things that are nagging at me, and being sent to Manchester to do some contracting. I might manage to have a go at the dent in small-car, in which case it would be a relief to mentally put that back on the "done" pile.
Must take more photos!