Friday, June 19, 2009

Dull, summer edition

The rain stopped, mostly. During the last fortnight we have had sometimes as many as three days in a row without precipitation. On the bright side, the rain and cloud keeps the temperatures low. We haven't had any days above 30°C yet, which is fine by me.

My summer holiday plans are gelling nicely. I booked flights to and from the US (almost exactly half the price of flying to Canada, bah) for mid to late July, and am now trying to get committed dates from the friends I want to meet. (Note: if I haven't contacted you, that does not mean that I don't want to meet you! Time and money are short, and I already have firm dates a total of 4850 km apart, so a fair amount of my time and budget will be spent travelling. Trips to the southwest, northwest and southeast will have to wait for another occasion. Sorry.)

Work is going well at the moment, I'm getting an amazing amount of stuff accomplished. This is in part due to G being often out of the office, so there are fewer interruptions and much less stress. It's odd (but pleasant) that the phone doesn't ring when he isn't there.

Oh yes, my nose. I knew there was something else to say. I had a series of spontaneous nosebleeds over the weekend, sometimes quite intense, so I went to the doctor first thing Monday morning. He looked and prodded, said that it was probably just a minor thing, and sent me to an ENT specialist. He looked and prodded, said that a minor vein had burst, and cauterized it.

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Blogger Zhoen said...

Glad the nose thing was a simple fix.

This continent is much bigger than the human mind can easily hold. Even within most states, you're not exactly close by just because you're here.

June 19, 2009 at 2:33:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Savtadotty said...

I have two children. One lives in the Pacific Northwest. The other lives in Florida. I live in the Middle East. Would somebody like to buy me a private jet, please?

June 19, 2009 at 7:16:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Ah well, looks like I'll have to fly to Germany. Hope you have fun, as you usually seem to do.

June 24, 2009 at 5:14:00 p.m. GMT+2  

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