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Still no internet access, and I’m too stubborn to just trash what I’ve written so far, so I am adding to this, and it will all go up in one great lump. I think I’ve about finished what I’ll be able to do without being able to look at the site or at any reference materials. I’ve done infinite versions of designs for the site, and at this point I’m…

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Friday the 13th, and things are wonderful! Still no internet access, as you can see, but I’ve been trying to keep busy. Very strange to just sit here without the capability to do my job, knowing that I am new here and on my probationary period, and I can’t do anything to prove myself! Very unsettling.

Sad Anniversary

Things are going well. I feel a bit melancholy this morning, as it’s the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks; there have been memorials all morning on the BBC. In an indirect way, though, I think it brought me here. Many people have said that they began to live more for the moment, and not just let their lives slide by, after the attack. I know that I have…

Conkers

Went walking in the park today, picking up conkers under the chestnut trees in the park. I worked most of the morning in the garden, tidying up and pulling weeds and bastard nettles. It feels good to have a lazy weekend after a busy week at work. :) Phil is on the front page of two of the papers, after a letter that went out to both the Chronicle and…

Finally Here

Haven’t had much time to write, as I’ve been very tired in the evenings this week – I think I’ve been spoiled by being off work for so long. But yesterday at lunch, I sat on a high hill in a rolling green park, underneath a huge, old tree, listening to the church bells. And then I went back to work. Yes!!! I am working now, as web designer for…

Long Day

Time to relax – I’ve been working all day on design ideas for one of the sites that we’re doing. That’s the trouble with freelancing (aside from never being sure if you can pay the rent) – you don’t shut your computer off at five. ;) All in all it was a good day, though, very productive. Post a few pics of the house here. No, I didn’t clean up…

Grey Tuesday Morning

Another early morning, very grey and cold. We have an appointment this afternoon with a business interested in having a site done for them, so I am trying to get some work done this morning. Still sending out resumes, checking the papers and job sites every morning. Last weekend we went to a Traction Engine Rally, as our neighbor had given us tickets to it. (No, I hadn’t the slightest…

Not Dead Yet

…I just feel like it at times. Phil and I are still not working, and we’ve pretty much reached the end of our savings. Every day we send out several resumes for jobs that we are usually overqualified for, and usually we don’t get any kind of response back. I don’t know why. It’s been very difficult to keep a positive attitude, which is why I haven’t kept up this…

Update

Due to the lack of internet access, it’s been a long time since I was able to update this. Unfortunately, this will be a condensed version of my first weeks here. I am writing this from my re-assembled computer, in the second bedroom of the townhouse that we have rented. I am very happy – or would be, completely, if at least one of us was currently working! The house…

We’re Back!

We’re back, and we’re staying here! More later, as I’m still not on my own connection, but I didn’t like Exeter, and we decided to stay in Cheshire. :) Looking for work, trying to get approved (!!!) to rent a house, etc. I’ll write agin soon.