Sunday, July 29, 2012

A night at work

So here I am on night shift. The guy who is supposed to be on shift with me called in sick before I got here so it looks like i'm going to be alone tonight. Some people might think me strange but I actually prefer it this way. And not because I can slack off or something, I actually get more accomplished on a night shift when I'm alone than when I have a crew with me. Less babysitting and more actual work I guess. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do tonight though. All the usual work has been taken care off and other than some bureaucratic paperwork there isn't a whole lot of actual required work to take care of. I guess it means I'll be doing some research tonight. My son arrived from Victoria just before supper tonight. I immediately dragged him over to my brothers place for supper where the family was gathered to celebrate my moms and nieces birthdays. Neither of which are actually on this date but hey, whats a few days among family. It will be good to spend a couple of days with him before he has to head out again. We are planning a couple of rounds of golf which should be fun. The boys will take care of him tonight while I'm at work. The radio station has just played the same song I've already heard twice today. It often amazes me that with all the possible songs out there they tend to play the same ones again and again with the odd new one tossed in there somewhere. The stations that play todays music are the worst offenders but even the ones that play odler music are guilty. What happened to variety??

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Almost there

Well it's now almost mid March and how time has flown. I'm really looking forward to my upcoming trip. For those who don't know I am heading off to Okinawa at the end of the month to visit my daughter and her husband. I've never been to Japan before so this will be an interesting experience.

As a christmas present last year they offered to pay for me to get my Scuba certification so I could go diving with them while I was there. I only have 2 more dives to go and I'll be finished that. I have to make my way out to Victoria on Thursday to get the last couple of dives in. So far it's been a hoot and I can see why they like it so much.

The weather is warming up nicely around here and I can see spring is just around the corner. It's making me anxious to get my bike on the road. Last year sucked because summer came so late so I'm hoping this year will be better and I can get out riding earlier. I have a couple of good trips planned that will be fun if I can pull them off. It would be nice to have someone to ride with but if not I'll go alone.

This daylight savings thing screwed me up this morning. I set my alarm for the time I thought I would have to get up and sure enough the alarm went off just when I figured it would. The only problem was that I didn't know my alarm clock would automatically adjust for DST and I ended up awake an hour earlier than I needed to be. Of course there is no chance that I will remember this next year and I'll do the same thing. I did manage to get all the other clocks in the house switched over though so I won't be confused when I get home tonight.

I need a cup of tea now. All this typing has amde me thirsty. ;)