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Sometimes it snows in April

I have had one of the worst few weeks of my working life so far. If I didn't have enough on my plate already - what with Dad in hospital, my Neice in hospital, my House purchase slowing down, and my Honeymoon plans still undecided - work decides to get me to head up the Volume and Performance test phase of the highest profile project in the Client Engagement. And guess what? I've had to work from 8.30am to 11.50pm each day for the past week and a half. We are now approaching the same experience as when I had working on a certain Wellbeing project about 4-5 years ago, where I was working the most obscene hours 6 days a week for about 3-4 months on the trot. Luckily that particular project completed and the result is something fairly useful that I still use to this day. That cannot be said for my current task, which is more like Mission:Impossible than anything else I've ever seen. I have 2.5 weeks now to complete a task that was scheduled for 5 weeks. Isn't that interesting? And guess what? The software doesn't work yet. Needless to say I am asolutely Exhausted both physically and mentally, as well as emotionally.

Other than that, things are as they were really. I am still hoping that Tony Bush isn't re-elected, I'd rather a devil I know I can't, trust than a guy who leads a party I want to trust but can't due to him!

My Sister's kids came to stay for half-term holidays last week. Alas I didn't even get a chance to play with them due to coming home at midnight every night. But when I did have a chance on Sunday, we had a fantastic time. They are a hiliarious trio if I ever saw one.

My Gadget Friday posts will resume soon, I promise. There are lots of bits and bobs which I think are useful for the average punter to know of, even if they aren't interested in buying one. Just for knowledge's sake you see.

I hope all the regular readers are doing well, I shall resume my searching and chit-chat once my project life allows, and I shall hopefully have good news to share finally!

PS It snowed in london last night, hence the Title.

Peace...
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dp

Comments:

  1. Blogger Aravis says @ 6:24 pm
    Good luck with the work project, and best wishes for your family!
  2. Blogger the urban fox says @ 12:36 pm
    Eek. You must be feeling completely drained, with everything you've had to deal with lately. Hope things settle down again soon and you can relax.
  3. Blogger Damo says @ 3:10 pm
    Take it easy. As you say, two differences between this time and last time with the work situation - the 'fulfilment' angle and the fact that last time you had nobody to worry about other than yourself.

    I see what you're saying about Mr Blair too. I've never voted for him (I've so far had two failed attempts at helping Paddy Ashdown and one helping Charles Kennedy) but the thought of Michael Howard in charge is enough to make me want to emigrate. I see the billboards that previously said 'it's not racist to impose limits on immigration' now merely say 'it's time to impose a limit on immigration'. Complex issues reduced to petty soundbites to play on the fears of the narrow-minded... pathetic. If he wins on that ticket, I wouldn't want to share England with the people who helped him.

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