Progress, possibly

by Suw on August 27, 2003

I feel like I've been hit by a truck. It's 1.15am, and I'm bloody knackered. I wanted to clear out the filing cabinet – four drawers of indespensible junk – but I've only managed 3/4 of it. The last drawer I can't face. The rest have been sorted and boxed, though. One day I'll have to go through all the papers in there and throw out what I actually don't need, and convert to digital form anything that is amenable to such a process.

Being self-employed means that you have to keep every last sodding receipt for something like seven years. So I trek from house to house with a half tonne of shit that most normal people wouldn't even keep for a week. Ah the joys of being me.

For a while this evening, though, I felt like I wasn't me – I was someone a lot like me but who doesn't have these problems. Someone who doesn't get halfway through clearing out the lounge only to remember 'Oh shit, there's all that crap behind the sofa too'. Oh, I'm so good at ferreting stuff away. For a while, I wasn't here, I felt transported to somewhere else. Somewhere infinitely nicer. Somewhere possibly warm, with blue skies and the sound of lapping waves on a beach. Or maybe somewhere in the mountains, buzzards crying on the wind and spiraling up into the blue.

I wish I felt like that more often.

A visitor August 28, 2003 at 12:49 pm

You need to keep of the drugs my dear!
Or take more of them.
I'm in Dorset on Saturday, I'll be thinking of you.



A visitor August 28, 2003 at 4:14 pm

If you need to be transported, you're welcome any time.

Ken []

Suw August 28, 2003 at 4:19 pm

Ooh, that look beautiful Ken. Now wouldn't it be nice to have that as the view from your office?

Suw August 28, 2003 at 4:21 pm

Hey, M&C m'dear, where exactly you going?

A visitor August 28, 2003 at 11:13 pm

If it were the view from my office, I'd get little done. On the other hand, it is the view from the glassed in patio where I blog from my laptop. It's not perfect, but it is home.

You're clearly “between logins” for a time now. I hope the move goes smoothly. Savor the weekend and give yourself some down time to just relax before tilting at windmills once more.

Ken []

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