April 22nd, 2006

gamiila sig #2

Yawning my way through Saturday

I'm so, so tired. It's been a busy week and I haven't sat still for a moment; nothing interesting, mind, just the normal every day stuff, work and house owner association meetings. The apartment block's 5-yearly paint job is due again this year and I'm on the maintenance committee, so we've been going over the finances and the tenders, and I've been showing contractors and representatives of the short-listed housepainters round the complex. On top of which, I've spent several nights running all possible checks on my system and upgrading my security options, because after receiving that phishing e-mail (and stupidly and against advice clicking the link contained therein) earlier in the week, I didn't feel entirely secure anymore. I contacted my credit card companies and they assured me no unauthorised withdrawals had been made in recent days, then humoured me by promising they would monitor my accounts for the next week or so...but I still didn't get much sleep for worrying.

Anyway, that's all in the past now. My system is clean, my money is safe, my report has been written up, printed off, and dropped into all my neighbours' letterboxes; and all that remains for me to do is my annual tax self-assesment, which was due in April 1st (but I was in England then). So I had hoped to have a bit of a lie-in this morning, but sadly, it wasn't to be: I had to get up before the crack of dawn -or almost- to stand a chance of getting 4 tickets to Dutch supergroup Kane's Malieveld concert on August 26th before they sold out. Mission accomplished, my sister owes me a whopping amount of cash...and possibly a cup of strong black coffee, too ;-)

Seems all I do this week is buy tickets...I finally got my ass in gear and purchased a ticket for the London Wireless Festival on June 25th, where I shall once again find myself in the company of _mysteria_ and freakspawn, and bogwitch, to enjoy the dulcet tones of Thomas Dolby, Bauhaus, Goldfrapp and Depeche Mode (again!). I've booked my flight and a day off work, but I'll leave finding accommodation to a later date.

Next, I'll go into town because there's a sale on funky-coloured blinds on and I want to see if any of them are for me. It'll be 9 years since I bought this flat soon and 9 years since I've decorated, and my curtains are starting to look decidedly tatty. The kitchen could do with a new lick of paint as well, but I'm saving that job for a time I feel less likely to fall asleep while standing up.
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