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A rough week

Today was the last day of the Financial Year, both for my company and our main customers. So it has been absolutely manic recently. I have either been responsible for, or contributing to, a total of seven payment milestones across two projects, all of which were due to be delivered today. One of the project managers thinks I’m working 3-4 days/week on his project; the other thinks I’m doing 1-2 days/week on hers. And much of that is at customer sites two hours away down the motorway. My boss has had to take me to one side and remind me that there’s a very good reason that I’m actually contracted to do just three days/week…….

On top of all the stress at work, home’s not been plain sailing either. My tumble dryer broke on Friday afternoon. I know that in the grand scheme of things that’s nothing, but it was intensely annoying that it happened when I had a washing machine full of soggy flannel sheets and there was snow on the ground. There was no way I could have hung the bedclothes up outside – they wouldn’t have dried, they’d have frozen solid! So I’ve had sodden laundry festooned over the radiators. Fortunately, DAR were very responsive. I phoned them on Friday afternoon, and they were with me for first call on Monday morning. They diagnosed the fault, bodged a quick repair so that I could at least use the dryer, and returned this morning with a new spare part which they fitted.

So things are looking up. All of the milestones were delivered on time – some only just squeaked in under the wire today, but none was late! My re-routed boiler outflow is working fine and is a load off my mind in this weather (I still have a good 10cm of snow on the lawn and on my roof. It’s just refusing to melt). And I have a working tumble dryer once more. I’ve made it to the end of another Financial Year with my sanity more or less intact, and am looking forward to a badly-needed Easter break.

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  1. pauld | 31 March 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Good to here you got a lot of work

  2. Gillian | 31 March 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Doing my best to keep the share price afloat!