Financial troubles at work are continuing. Mushroom management from the owners of the company leaves me unsure exactly what's going on. Supposedly we're just coming out of the bad patch now, and things will improve. We shall see. There are now a grand total of two developers in the entire company, down from 12 or so when I started. It doesn't leave me with much of a team to lead.
I could do with finding more ways to make a bit of extra cash. Lack of any sort of payrise over the last x years is leaving things a bit tight. RR has a better paying job now, which is a relief, but we've got some debts that we want rid of sooner rather than later. The end of every month seems to leave us wondering how to squeeze another weeks shopping out of what's left in the bank account.
Wondering if there's any way to take on small developing jobs that might being a bit of extra cash in, but I don't have any idea of where to look for something like that.
D1 is currently revising for and starting end of school exams. Moving on to 'A' Levels next year. She is quite stressed about it. She's definitely left the more firey phase of teenagerhood.
D2 seems to be entering her teens with bit of a grumpy phase. She's nice most of the time, but has her moments.
It is mine and RR's first anniversary soon. We're having a long weekend away in a small cabin in Wales with the dogs. Looking forward to it.
I've managed to put back on all the weight I lost last year. Which is a bit disheartening. I know why I've put it all back on, it's because I'm eating too much rubbish and not watching out for what I eat anymore. That needs to change.
I've not done any proper rides yet this year. That's bad news. My ambitions this year a bit smaller than last year, I've got one 400km ride lined up in July. I do need to start getting some miles in though. I've just been commuting this year.
There have been a few shocks on a cycling forum I'm a member of.
First was somebody who I admire a lot had a heart attack while out on an Audax ride. It's unknown if it was a full on heart attack, or what exactly happened, but reading about it shook me up a bit. I really admire him and his partner. They do a lot of Audax rides and really rack up the miles. For somebody as fit as him to have a problem like that woke me up to how important it is to keep fit and look after yourself.
I can't go on thinking that stuff like that couldn't happen to me. I should do something before I get a warning like that myself.
Second was the death of somebody else in a hit and run. Again a long distance cycle rider, killed by somebody who didn't even stop.
It makes me sad and angry at the same time. I see quite a lot of very poor driving when I'm out on my bike (and when I'm in the car to be honest). Why don't people take more care? One slip, and you could end a life. Just because you couldn't be bothered to pay attention. It isn't a game, wake up.
Sorry. I think I rant on about that too much to people around me.
In other news
There is no other news tonight. ReboundRabbit says "Hi" to everybody.
I am following everything that goes on here, although I don't comment much. I hope that people having health problems get over them soon, or find some resolution that they can be happy with, at the very least.
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