Been too long since I've updated, but holy crap have I been a busy lil beaver!
One of my clients moved. FunFunFun! They didn't move very far, but the new place had zero infrastructure, so we had to run net cable, install jacks at one end and the patch panel at the other. The electricians who pulled the cable thru the walls for us didn't label either end, so figuring out which cables went to which desk was a real pain in the ass. Hours of tracing cable. Still, I got it built and made a few months living in the process.
Oh, and the guy who moved the phone system? He was drunk the whooooole time. Not just tipsy, or inebriated, but slurring & staggering drunk. It's a miracle that he got the system up and running. Poor Claire checked in on him at one point and he was walking around in circles unable to decide which problem to work on first. She had to tell him 1 thing to fix, then come back in 45 mins to give him the next thing. Had to ride his ass the whole time. Shoulda seen her laugh when his invoice came, lol!
Also just did something crazy… I was approaching a local outsourcing company about doing some overflow contract work with them, and they wouldn't let me leave until I'd agreed to work for them. The work sounds like great fun, the pay is excellent, and the company seems to good to be true… They do a lot of free work for charities and non-profit companies, have no interest in going public, pay well, have great benefits, and they're even giving me a company metropass ( local transit pass, for you non-Torontonians ) to get to and from clients! It's a full time gig (eek!!) but they're letting me take days when I need to service my other clients!
It's been a looooong time since I worked m-f. I'm a little freaked out at the prospect, but the thought of not having to deal with all the billing, selling, etc, is balancing me out some. Plus, if I keep my cost-of-living about where it is now I'll be able to save up a large wadge of cash in a small wadge of time! W00t to that! Guess that means I'm selling out, lol, but fuck it!
I've also been thinking a lot about going back to school. Becoming Dr Zac. Not medical doctor, though. Doctor of astrophysics, or cosmology, or something like that… Space baby! Space! So, my thinking right now is any money I save will pay for an edu in a few years, but I may just snap… you know… buy a sailboat and go to Peru or something.
My apt is still a disaster area. Comically enough, even though I've made multiple months of living in the past few weeks I'm currently flat broke. I think I have $4 in the bank, and maybe $10 in my wallet, so… No cash to get picture hangers, shower curtains, etc… But the cheques are in the mail, and I'm a patient fella.
Took a Lovely Lady over to the island on Friday for walks on the beach. Spent a lot of time sitting on the rocks quietly listening to waves, and walked all over the place while talking. Was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Even ran in to (and ate with) Tim & Val & Gwynn & Claire & Zeke when we stopped for dinner. Gwynn demanded I come sit with them, and I just can't say no to a 5 year old! Lovely Lady took it all in stride tho, and didn't mind chowing with a bunch of folks she'd never met. In fact, I think she may want to move there, lol!
Think I'm going alone over to the island again tomorrow for a round of golf… The past few times I've played has been with people who were new to the game, and I'd like to play a round with some people who're better than me. Should give me some inspiration, and keep my ego in check. :p
Ummmm…. What else? Nothing. Hope all's well with all of you.