Happiness is reading a sign the wrong way

Ok, made it throw work yesterday, and I’m half finished today, so things are looking up.

Read a sign in town, “Serving good Kiwi food for 40’years”. Naturally I know what they mean, but what I was thinking was that Kiwi’s (small nocturnal flightless bird) probably eat bugs and other small insects. I don’t know if I want to go to a restaurant and eat that.

It’s funny why your mind thinks sometimes.

Crazy me

Things haven’t been to good for me the last two or three weeks.

A few weeks ago I broke down. I started stressing lots and lots, and I guess I had an anxiety attack.

I had to drop out of work early, as my brain was just shutting down.

I went and saw the Doc, and was given some meds and a week off.

A week latter I return to work, and only make one and a half days before it happens and I have to go home again.

Back to the Doc, have my meds doubled, and a couple of more days off.

Now I’m back at work again. It’s only a short shift today and tomorrow. I’m feeling quite nervous, but I think I have it under control. I believe, ok I’m pretty darn sure I’ll make it through today.

Guess I’ll just have to run day to day for a while, but I really hope I can hold it together this time. I don’t want to take any more time off work, I have no sick pay, so I’m just taking leave without pay, and it costs me a fortune every time I have to see the Doc.

Crazy wet

It’s crazy wet outside.

The rain is just about going sideways!

Made plans, so looks like we’re going to have an afternoon indoors playing xbox.

Of course I have to go pick up a mate as he’s not to keen to walk here in this crazy rain.

Other than that, all good to go. Have three consoles here already, snacks, and a nice warm lounge thanks to the heat pump 🙂

Busy, but happy

Been keeping myself busy today in all the breaks at work.

Trying to workout the most cost effective solution for somebody who is spending less and less time in their home town, but wishes to stay in contact with locals who won’t call a cellphone number.

Currently I’m looking at a home phone option with 2 Degrees mobile, where calls to a local number get sent to your cellphone instead.

The other option I am looking at is xnet’s VoIP option, where voice mail gets emailed to you once it is recorded. Trying to see if it is possible to get that setup with a local number but not actually have an internet connection, VoIP device or anything like that.

So that’s what has been keeping me reading websites and sending emails today’s hopefully in a few days I’ll have enough information to make and formed decision 🙂

Drive time

Sadly on Tuesday the SMART services of one of my hard drives started to spit out doom and gloom. You know the type of messages, failure, data loss, magic smoke, back up now, etc..

Well that sucked, so I went and ordered a new drive from ascent at about 10pm Tuesday. Now come lunchtime Thursday, I drop home between shifts to find a courier card (I always miss them). So after a quick trip down town I now have a box with my end drive in it, so that’s great.

Probably work on it tomorrow. Once the new one is in and taken over all the functions of the old one, it will be time to pull the old one. I don’t actually think it’s that old, so I’ll have to check the purchase date, and if it is still under warranty, grab a copy of all the SMART errors, and send it back.

Guess Friday evening will be a little more busy than I had first planned.

Driving pains

It’s Tuesday, lovely and sunny, so why am I posting under sad?

Well last week, actually 2.15pm, last Tuesday (give or take a few minutes) I injured my hand.

Nothing to major. The wind was terrible last Tuesday. I was aware of this when I got to depot, so I was holding on to the van door strongly when I opened it. Guess not strong enough, as the wind ripped it out of my hand, giving my hand a good yank at the same time.

Fifteen minutes latter it still hurt, so I filled out all the work place injury forms as procedure. After all if I came back with a sore wrist the next day and said I hurt myself at work yesterday, nobody will believe you, so just in case, always follow procedure, report and fill out injury forms when it happens.

Well it wasn’t as minor as I was hoping. Next two days hurt all the time. By Friday it was only hurting when in use and for a while afterwards. Naturally driving means it was in use a lot.

Pretty much did nothing with my wrist during the weekend, so come Monday when it still hurt after 30 minutes of driving, decided, six days now, not gone. See a doc.

Well I saw my doctor this afternoon. Pretty much what I expected, painkillers and anti-inflammatories for a couple of weeks.

Better safe than sorry.

Don’t worry about me, doesn’t hurt much, guess I just like to feel sorry for myself every now and then.

It’ll be gone in a few weeks.


Man, it’s really cold this morning.

Technically the last day of summer was last Friday, and it rained all day, but this morning is ridiculously cold for this time of year.

I even had to go put my gloves on this morning to drive the bus.


Do you know hard it is to take a picture of you’re own gloves with a iPad?

Pretty easy actually, but try taking one of you wearing them gets a lot harder. I finally gave up and took them off for the photo.

Actually I’ve had them off a lot since the beginning of this article. I typed everything before the photo yesterday. I figured a little latter I’d take and add a photo. Well now it’s the next day, it’s cold again, and I have finally taken the photo, so now this post gets classified as both sad because it’s cold, and lazy as it took so long to complete.