Monday July 3, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_26

The weather was pleasant - sunny in the South Bay, foggy at home. Home Sweet Fog Bank.

Monday was the third "Spare the Air" day — although the weather was cooler on the Peninsula it was still hot (with high ozone levels) in the East and South Bay areas.

This was not a good week. On Wednesday morning, I wrapped my right middle toes around the corner of the bed. OUCH! By Wednesday night, one toe in particular hurt to the touch and had turned purply red. I've been limping since then.

Rich suggested we look for a pair of shoes that are easier for me to put on, take off, and walk in. We went to Target and found some wide-toed sandals with a strap across the heel. They're much easier to wear - no pressure on the toes. Also, at the advice of a friend, I carefully taped the damaged toe to the one next to it, to make it a little stiffer and less likely that my other toes would "step" on that one (as they are wont to do).

I've been walking veeeery carefully.

So, thus endeth the third week on the job.

I am still using (and still loathing) Windows. I despise the confusion of using such a different system and different tools all day. I've decided that in the future I'm going to ask for more money if I have to fight with Windows for a Job. It's an easy choice. Let Vicki use a Mac or pay for the unnecessary inconvenience and reduced productivity. How difficult a decision can that be?

I also get tired and depressed by the long commute. By the end of the week, I'm exhausted. Heck, by the end of Monday, I'm exhausted. In the future, my rates are going to be higher for locations that are more than half an hour from the house and/or don't have a telecommuting option. Much higher. Sigh.

All I want to do in the evening is... nothing. I don't want to write. I don't want to read. I catch up on email on Saturday (maybe). I catch up on my weblog... eventually (you may have noticed. :-(

I've decided the best analogy is Star Trek - I'm diverting all spare power to Shields and Life Support.

This week Rich and I watched Shanghai Knights (Jackie Chan) on DVD. It was corny, silly, and a lot of fun.

I read Footprints in the Butter, a mystery by Denise Dietz, and Eight of Swords, a mystery by David Skibbins.

In between and around the rest, I've had not nearly enough naps but plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends.

Onward and Upward.

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_26 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 03 Jul, 09:21 Pacific | «e»