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Wittering on

Well...it looks like my desktop computer is finally broken. It wouldn't start up this morning, and despite my best efforts, remains stubbornly incapable of finding its own hard disk. Thankfully, I have my laptop; all earlier thought of putting it up on eBay has been rebranded 'stupidest idea ever'.

I'll be going back to work on Monday; sitting around at home doesn't seem to be helping my arm get better and (ulterior motive) I don't want to scupper my chances of promotion, esp. not now that I've managed to get my certification. It'd be different if my former manager were still in charge, but she isn't and I'm not sure what views her successor holds.

I spoke to my GP about getting some cortisone injections, but she refused to co-operate saying I'd be better off in the long run with a work place assessment, which the health care services person who kept ringing for an update every other day (oh! to be still at hp where they wouldn't bother you for the first 3 weeks! but you get what you pay for, I suppose, and hp was always stingey) has now set up for Wednesday afternoon. I thought it would involve someone coming round to check out my desk, but apparently not, as I've been asked to present myself at another location presumably for a once-over and a chat. They'll probably tell me to reinstall that annoying s/w that beeps and locks your pc for a few minutes every 2 hours, so that you can take the time to do one or two stretching exercises. Like that's ever going to happen!

The past two days have been dry, mild and (mostly) sunny. Small wonder then, that I feel the urge to go outside and check out the spring shoe collections. After four months in winter boots, I'm desperately in need of some lightweight fun and preferably flowery footwear. I've seen a pair I like from Irregular Choice, but I don't want to wait a week to have them delivered and then having to send them back because their size is all wrong (for some reason, occasionally IC's size 40 is too small while their size 41 is usually -and reassuringly- too big). Those therefore will have to wait until I can plan an escape to London some time soon, but in the meantime, let's see if I can't find something to tempt me a little closer to home.

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bogwitch
Mar. 18th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
It's always good to have a spare computer, I've found.

Congrats on the exam, btw. That didn't seem so bad after all.
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
in truth, it wasn't; just a lot of information, formulas and regulations to learn by heart, and to then apply to hypothetical cases. Boring, but necessary.

From now on, it'll just be a case of keeping up with it.
__kali__
Mar. 19th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Poor desktop. You're not having much look with computers at the moment.
gamiila
Mar. 21st, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
I can't shake off the feeling it might be some negative vibe I give off...
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