Here we are, one week into August with no blog post. Yes, I have been busy – a weak-sauce excuse perhaps; but true nonetheless. So here is a point-form set of updates about what has been happening.
I am so glad that I love my job. Last week, was my most recent on-call rotation so I didn’t stray far from my work laptop in case an alert call came in. That meant no grocery shopping. Unfortunately, my one call was a false alarm. The hindsight is 20/20 as usual but I refused to risk not being able to respond quickly to an issue.
This past weekend didn’t see any relief. A major – and long delayed – data migration project was finally executed. So I was working from home all weekend, tied once more to the laptop. At least that was a successful series of tasks; it will be a large accomplishment for the year.
I love my job, but I hate my commute. So that leads me into…
Yep. I have to leave Hamilton and get closer to work. I thought that the commute would give me time to read or study. But it doesn’t – it is so utterly mentally draining that I usually snooze on the bus in both travel directions. The snooze is not a restful one either.
When I get home, I am practically in a coma. There is so much stuff I want to do – especially with 3D and Photoshop – but I cannot get the energy or motivation to kick in. The commute is 4 hours every weekday and around $400 per month. I’ve got to get that back.
I am looking at a two-bedroom apartment that will be a 5 minute walk to work. It is an older building so I am not expecting much from it. But the cheaper rent and the removal of the travel time sink should do wonders.
Of course I wasn’t about to forget an update about my baby! I took her to the vet on Friday for a post-surgery checkup. Having been on a wet-food diet for 2 weeks, she lost some weight – which is good, she was just slightly overweight before. The vet says her mouth is healing nicely though. She can now have some kibble.
I think she has gotten much more affectionate since the surgery. She’s almost always moving to whatever room that I am in and she loves to cuddle at night.
There are a couple of other items that I am keeping under-wraps for now. We’ll see what comes of those later on.