December 12th, 2010

beach

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don't appear to have posted much this week. Quick recap:

started new job, had induction course which was jolly interesting, then a 'dealing with debt' course, which was equally so. Followed up by several days of overviews with various departments, listening in on calls to our helpline and counsellors, which were utterly fascinating and put a new perspective on things. Some people have debt issues I'd never dreamed about.

It's good that we're here, helping.

Work is going really well, and I think I'm settling in - certainly all signs seem to point to them liking what I've done so far, and long may it continue. Went out for a cheeky beer on friday with the team (or some of them) and ended up talking to the developer on my project (systems guys were out at the same time) and we clicked. Got chatting about Ruby, ASP.NET, prototypes and other geeky stuff.

in other news, yesterday EB had his christmas band concert (he plays the cornet), we had a power cut or two, the first from 8am-10.30am. Most of our neighbours were without power all day, then our electricity went out from 7pm until 2.15am.

I bet you're wondering how I know it was 2.15am? I woke up, went to the loo, looked out the window to see if the electricity guys were still working, which they were, the street and houses were still in complete darkness. I just settled down when the power went back on.

All the lights, the tv, and the burglar alarm. Leapt out of bed to reset it, the kids slept right through it!

Today we've been doing christmas decorations. Picked up a nice tree from a local garden centre, did the decorations, then LB suggested we have a chinese takeaway, and ask Grandma and Grandpa to come over.

Which we did. Clever little Beanlette.


Well, that's been my week. How's yours been?