Can you hear me?

Another hospital trip today, this time mainly for Alex. A hearing test… to put it bluntly we’re quite sure heĀ  has some hearing problems, we’re just not sure how much. It would explain a lot, like his speech, and his understanding of things, and the way he reacts, or doesn’t react, to us in so ...

Friday on my mind

Currently in a work sense, I’m really not doing Fridays very well… Day’s too long, work is too overdone, and not enough gets done anyway. Work-wise, it’s all crazy… I’d rather be doing the new things, but the old things just take up all the time. And lunchtime is party time on Fridays, which is ...

Crazy Weather

It was raining and crap when I left home this morning. When I got to work it was still crap. By mid-morning it actually looked OK outside. When I went for a walk at 1.30pm it was suddenly clearing, quite warm and very nice. By the time I came back to the office at 2.30pm, ...

Day (sort of) off

A funny thing happened today … all the computer systems at work are being replaced, and it suddenly became apparent that no one was getting anything done there today. So no one went there. And once I checked at home, it was clear that no email from work was available, so little could be done ...

More thinking about workplaces

I’ve started thinking again that shift work, or more precisely evening shifts, would probably appeal to me again. I did them over a couple of jobs for a few years when I was younger, including some of my time at Fairfax, and generally I found it OK. I wouldn’t do graveyard shift stuff, but 2-10 ...

The workplace of the future

Talking Points Memo is a political blog/commentary/news site from the US that I’ve read for years now, and it’s top notch. It’s leftish, but a real reportage site, better than most mainstream news, and really fair. It was started by one guy, but now has 9 or 10 staff in a few locations. They have ...

The night before the day off

June long weekend time, when us Aussies get a holiday Monday that apparently relates to the Queen’s birthday even though it’s not even close to her birthday. Eh … if we became a Republic we’d just find another reason for the same holiday of course. But I love the Sunday night on these weekends. The ...

How do I do it?

I’m starting to wonder if I really have a clue anymore. How do I get up quite early, commute quite a distance, work a full day on the day job, commute some more, spend time with my kids, spend time with my wife, eat (and cook most of the time), then have some time to ...

Boys and their toys

My one-year-old son loves watching me mow the lawn. His older brother was never that excited by it, but Alex just loves it. Both today in the back, and yesterday in the front Alex was just captivated by watching me push the mower around, the loud engine and the grass flying and the smell and ...

Sun, football and back to work

It’s late so there isn’t much to say for now. Woke up in Nelson Bay, another really nice day, and we headed to the beach again. But the water was still dirty and it was surprisingly hot. We didn’t last more than a half hour before heading back to pack up and head home. Listened ...
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