A busy day


   As I expected, it turned out to be quite a busy day. I got most of the work done, but there are still a few bits left over. I cannot seem to get any enthusiasm for the renewals. I’ve done about 75% of the work, but ………

   I started the new book. It’s a biog of Eleanor Of Aquitaine. I may have mentioned this book before. The only thing I don’t like about biographies, are endnotes. I can put up with footnotes (except when they point to an endnote) and time lines. However I get annoyed when I have to wade through 9 or 10 pages at the back of a book, only to find that the endnote refers you to an obscure book that is only available in some library somewhere. fortunately, this book does not seem to have either type of note. Mind you I have only read the preface and prologue, but the outlook is good.

   Talking of Outlook, I’m beginning to get my head round it a little. I got the tutorial that I wanted, but I’ve not really had time to read through it yet. I also got a couple for Outlook 2003, for when we change over at work. That is all supposed to start next month. It would appear, that it is going to happen, building by building. Ah …… fun will be had by all !!! I did manage to get G*** on the ‘Super User’ list, so the City team (who had been forgotten !) will have some support.

   The youngest has been worse than usual today. He was fine when he went to sleep last night, but from what Mrs H says, he’s not been good most of the day. It did not help, when we had a power outage, and his computer and TV went off. Then it took a good 10 minutes before my PC was up and running, and to cap it all, no-one knew my password. Mrs H had to call me at work, and of course I was not at my desk, so that did not help. Still she knows it now. He seem to have calmed down now (thank God for Calpol). I tried using some lavender oil on a pad. Just stroked his forehead and the soles of his feet with it. Don’t know if it helped. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Survived


Work, today went quite well really. Much better than expected. The ‘desk-mess’ I was dreading did not materialise. If fact, it was quite clear for a week off. It was as busy as I had thought, which was good.

The trip to S**** was very quick. I texted around 11:00,The Hope, York Road, Leeds to let him know I was coming, but he was still in bed when I got there. I arrived  at 12:15, and by 12:30 was in the Hope Inn, having a pint !!!! It was quite funny. I told him I was not stopping, as you do, and his reply was “There’s not much point you coming all the way upstairs then”. All I could do was agree. So I shut the door and went !! I think he went back to bed !!

Youngest lad has been very good tonight. No problems to speak of. It’s 11:00pm, and he seems to be in a good state of mind. However, we have been here before. He could change at any moment.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Did I mention, that I bought a bargain book from the Martin House charity shop ? It is a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Marion Meade. Why such a bargain ? It has never been opened. The spine is in perfect condition and at only 80p, it amounts to a saving of £8.19. Now that’s a bargain. So who is Eleanor of Aquitaine I hear (some) you say. She was the wife of Henry II, mother to eight children, of whom the most well known are Richard Coeur-de-Lion and the ‘evil’ Prince John. This period in history is one of my favourite eras. However, with the fantasy novel I’m reading at the moment, it may be a while before I get around to reading it.

All done. Lets see what tomorrow will bring.