Monday, 10 August 2009

First day in the office

I don't know if I mentioned this in a previous post or not, but as part of my new location I have to work out of an office in Birmingham twice / three times a week. For those who DON'T know, that is about 80 miles away from my new home. Yes, 80 miles. So each day I have to come to this office, I have to do a round trip of 160 miles, with a days work thrown into the middle of it. To say I'm disappointed is like saying the Atlantic ocean is 'a bit damp'. So this morning, I left the house at 06:00 (yes, they have a 6 o'clock in the morning as well apparently), and finally sat at my desk at 07:50. To be fair, most of the journey was OK, it was the last little bit as I actually got to Birmingham that sucked, when everything came to a standstill. *sigh*.

The unpacking is coming on slowly - we are chipping away at it bit by bit. It has to be done by next Sunday however, as we are having a little house warming. Nothing potty, just a few family and friends for drinks and stuff. So obviously, we need to have the house as done as possible by then.

Number one son has settled in brilliantly - so well in fact, that he has spent most of the past few days out on his bike with his new friends. On the one hand, this is excellent news as he has new friends to socialize with and play with. On the other hand, it's terrifying as he disappears out of the house for a few hours at a time and we have no idea where he's going. I know, we ALL did that when we were his age, but it's different when it's your own son! Part of the solution to our worry is to get him is own mobile phone, which I'll be doing this week. So far he's been back at the time we've specified, and he's learning the area very well. But we'd still like to be able to call him back in when we need him, or for him to call us if he gets lost or something.

So, a lot of things have changed in a short space of time. I'll update more as we go this week.

Soundtrack of the day: Nothing so far...


Colin said...


Shame you have a crappy journey but it could be worse. I'm glad your all Settling well up Norf...

hope to see you all soon and I will keep you posted on the Imminent arrival. I reckon about 4 weeks.

take care

russ said...

I went to Stockport once. I played in a Stockport v Watford supporters match before going on to watch Stockport v Watford (the proper players)

I think it was a 2-2 draw.

Just thougth I'd share that.

Shauna said...

You have my permission to thump Colin! "It could be worse" says the guy who whinges if his journey home takes more than 20 minutes!

Glad all's good so far (apart from your journey...see, I can be sympathetic!)