I had arranged to work from home today as Liz had an appointment with the doctor for a checkup. Luckily it was early in the morning so after dropping the children off at school, we tried to rush through the morning traffic to the other side of town.
Everything was fine, but recalling the whole episode was quite tough for Liz (and Clare, our Doctor as well, as it happens) so we went for a quick coffee and croissant afterwards to chat.
The day returned to normal after about 10:00am when Liz went off to do some shopping for presents for parties the children have. It is that season again, or maybe it is just because we now have four children at school that we seem to be buying presents and taxiing them to parties all the time. In fairness, we have been warned about this by every parent of school-child age we have ever met!
My day seemed to be filled with conference calls discussing projects and dealing with more suppliers. Having worked for Vodafone in the past, I am quite used to conferencing in to meetings, but when suppliers start giving presentations, and I’m on the other end of the line, blind., it doesn’t really pan out too well; think visual comedy on the radio and you’ll have the right idea. Ironically, in the project call I had in the morning we used a ‘WebEx‘ facility, where the view of one of the participant’s desktop can be displayed on the remote screens of the others, so obviously for that meeting I felt FAR more involved.
Liz had taken Savannah over to her party for 3:30 and I went to pick her up at 5:30. She had had a comedy magic show, which involved a lot of running around and she had clearly expended a lot of energy and was ready to go home.