A Day in the Life: April 2014

This month the Day in the Life link up was meant to happen on the 10th and I actually took photos and everything this time but house buying and moving and cleaning and life got in the way of getting the post written. And here it is 10 days later and I don’t really remember much BUT I do have some photos.

For about 2 weeks it had been raining non stop here so every time we visited our new place it was grey and dreary and the 10th was no different. In fact, one of the things I remember most from this day was the fact that I checked the mail and there were a few snails in the process of devouring all of our mail. So we had some snail mail, literally! Get it, snail.. mail..

Snail Mail

Snail Mail

We also learnt a bit that day about what data cabling we have in the place and it’s actually pretty decent! Nearly every room is connected so we will have the internet everywhere! While we were testing that, I remember taking this photo and marvelling (again) at how cool our stair lights are.. yes stair lights can be cool! 

Fancy stair lights!

Fancy stair lights!

Mostly, I remember being nervous about moving and hoping everything would go ok. Also, walking to work in the rain, again. Fortunately, it did go ok and our moving day cleared up and it was the first day of sunshine we’d seen in a long time.

We’re also working on a new blog, the domain I bought about 20mins after .house was released on the 9th (10th for me) and we think it really suits all our new house things. Take a look if you’re interested – ournew.house – new TLDs are fun!

 

A Day in the Life: March 2014

I decided to do this a day late this time so.. yeah, I should just do that from now on.  I didn’t take too many pictures but mostly because I was at work all day and that’s kind of boring.

For those that don’t know, this is part of Manda’s A Day in the Life link up. My previous entries can be found here.

Today, my alarm was set for 7:40 but Jarrod had to get up early so, although it was set for that time, I didn’t need it. I mostly just lounged around in bed until then anyway because why not? Usually I leave before or at the same time as Jarrod so it felt weird to be leaving after him. I felt like  I was going to work super late even though it was just a 9 o’clock start.

I walked to work and got there a few minutes early, there were 12 calls in queue which, unfortunately at the moment is pretty usual. I was told there was an outage happening though and that was the reason. That outage  became 50 in the queue and everyone was on phones trying to get through them. A change had been made the night before that was all approved apparently, I guess none of us got that memo.

After that though the day was mostly normal, monitor queues, help people out, do team leadery things. 

At lunch I met up with Jarrod so I could go spend a bunch of money on a bank cheque for the stamp duty on our new home! –  I haven’t mentioned that on the internet much yet, that will be later. – I came out of the bank with a cheque for a bunch of money and we went on our way, which included a stop off at McDonalds on the way back for a Chocolate Frappe, mmmm!

I went back to work and did work things and didn’t have  much motivation to do the boring things I had set for myself for the afternoon.

Next thing I know,  one of the guys in my team walked by and I thought he was listening to music (he had his phone and earphones), turns out he was on handsfree on his phone with his girlfriend and she had just told him that his dog had died, a snake had bitten him.  None of us knew what the hell was going on but it was sort of like in the movies/on TV when someone gets bad news and they fall to floor and cry and we really didn’t know what to do. As the boss I figured I should probably do something but, although I am a manager of people, I’m not very good at dealing with crying, sad people and I think I did the worst job ever. What do you say to someone who has just lost a pet they consider like a child? “That sucks bro”?

 So, I spent the rest of the afternoon mostly just waiting for work to end while feeling sorry for that guy and feeling like a pretty crap team leader. It was a good afternoon.

Needless to say, when I got home and Jarrod said we should get some sort of takeaway for dinner I didn’t really need to be persuaded much. We decided on a new Turkish place called Alara’s, who I would link if their website was up. Does anyone else find it super frustrating when restaurants don’t have websites? Alara’s opened up a week or so ago so we decided to support this new business and bought a pide and a couple of pieces of baklava. We wondered if we might still be hungry after the pizza. We were wrong. It was quite big for the price ($16) and quite tasty.

Mix Meat Pide

Mix Meat Pide

I haven’t gotten to the baklava, I am pretty keen to try it though.

While devouring our feast we watched some Rick and Morty. Does anyone else watch this? If not, you should. It’s weird and awesome and weird. Adult Swim have apparently removed the episodes from YouTube but you can watch the pilot on their site.

And now, I’m writing this up. It’s 8:30 so the day isn’t over but I will probably just watch videos on YouTube and read my book until it is.