First day back in the office took some getting used to. A short commute that seems to take a very long time in an overly crowded tram. But a chance to knit and catch up on the podcasts.
A lot of hellos and telling the same stories over and over about where I've been and what I've been doing. Knowing a lot of people think I am incredibly lucky while others think I am crazy. How simple other people's lives can seem when you don't know much about them.
Suffice to say that reality is all around now and normal life is sneaking back in and grabbing hold. I am enjoying it.
At last I have found the camera cables and the desk space and the head space to upload the photos taken over the last 10 days. I've failed on my kids daily photo assignment, but I will press on because a very incomplete set is still better than what I would be doing without the challenge. Somehow, with the light and the lifestyle we have at home, the camera just doesn't seem to jump into my hands like it used to.
I've also been doing a pretty half arsed job on the what I wore today challenge. I've decided I might move the whole descriptive bit over to flickr, I have been taking a few photos but the time to write up all the details seems overwhelming, so I might try and do my best without taking up all the blogging time.
In other news, just as I got over my hump of tenant anger, D has finally gotten in touch with his. This is the result of both new discoveries (the CD player doesn't work, and the iPod only plays in Mono, a hunk of window frame missing on the lovely chunky hardwood in the extension, the insect colony living in the dead dust buster, the black ooze from the bins that stained all the paving, the mystery of the severely shortened blind cord on one window...) but also what happens when at the end of a week at work you come home to do stuff and be at home. And find your home just isn't what it was. So perhaps we won't be free as quickly as I'd hoped.
[And just to help you maintain your rage here's a wee pic I took of the really impressive yoghurt the tenants left me - nice work huh?
And this little collection of hardened shrunk bean bag balls we ripped from the inside of the bean bag
Order is almost completely restored to the office/studio (I just don't know what to call that space?). A few micro systems to put in place but the big picture is taken care of and I am excited about moving on from cleaning up to actually getting some stuff done. And as predicted, almost instantly I felt the flow on effects elsewhere in our world. We're not there yet, but we're on our way.