Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I'm Barbara - Fly Me!
I don't know where August and September went to! I knew I hadn't blogged for a while or contributed to The Magpie, but hadn't realized that my last entry was at the end of July.
Things have happened. Many of them of little or no consequence but they happened nevertheless and had to be dealt with. Dealing with them took up time. So when I wasn't dealing with those things I discovered Pinterest which went on to take up more of my time than I had bargained for. The I remembered that I love jig saw puzzles and so went back to Jigidi! That took up more of my time than I intended!
And things must have been bad because I began to tweet.
Netflix had a wealth of goodies so i caught up with some movies and British television series. The last one I watched was the BBC's season 1 of 'Call the Midwife.'
The reality was that I was tired and needed distractions. Distractions that weren't taxing! Distractions that would relieve the stress, frustration and impatience of working with a contractor who has yet to finish the renovations in my department. It started on the 29 July and to date although it is very much better than when we started it is not finished. I did the designs, the colour, the layout and now feel that I am in the wrong business. My blood pressure is rising!
This was day one in the main office area, before the wall to an unused kitchen which was being used for storage, came down.
This was day one after the wall had come down.
This was a few days later.
And this was the almost end product.
This was the old showcase!!
This is what it looks like now!
Old show cases on their way out!
New showcases on their way in!
This is what one corner of my office looked like before the work started.
They decided to use my officer as a dumping ground.
This is what it looks like now and it's not finished.
It is a very good thing that for the majority of the work, I was out having had laser surgery to remove cataracts but I was back six working days later.
So all in all it has been eventful to say nothing of the fact that a friend of mine lost her son unexpectedly last month. That has been a major happening and I needed much distraction from the pain and anguish.
Life continues. The other eye is to be done this coming Friday.
Maybe I'll take up bunji jumping!
Or maybe I have already!