Very busy day today – the college has an Ofsted inspection next week, so everyone is running around absolutely crazed. I have stacks of floppies on my desk containing all the work that people should have done during the summer, didn’t, and did in a mad rush frickin DAYS before inspection. I have to convert it from Word to html, clean all the code, and put it on the site. Grrrrr….
My father wrote to say that my mother, who has been having some throat/speech problems, may have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease. It will be months before they know for sure, but it is a pretty grim diagnosis if true. Not good, very frightening. I would never just come out and ask my father, we’re too damn proud in my family, but I don’t think they have insurance, and god knows how they are paying for all of these tests. I will have to ask my sisters if there’s something that we can do to help.
I feel stunned, as though I don’t know what to feel.
Back to work. I’m designing a site for a local radio station’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” type of promotion, and the extra work has been killing me. Rather than paying someone to do all of the plasma screens and live webcams and voting kiosks, they decided to scale down, do the interactive stuff themselves, and just have me design it. Phil will then handle all of the updates.
So back to work.