2018: Week 21

27th May 2018
It has been a bit of a disjointed kinda week this week - between travel, jetlag and a bank holiday weekend.

Monday: The day started at 39,000 feet onboard a Boing 747 flying from Denver, Colorado through to Heathrow. It was not a great start to the week, and things just got worse with flight connections to Manchester and then getting a train back to Ulverston amidst Northern Rail chaos.

But we made it eventually, had some kebabs and fell into bed.

Tuesday: A bad nights sleep - my brain wasn't ready for sleep when I went to bed and I couldn't settle, then I wasn't ready for the day. We picked Roki up back from kennels where he had a great time with the owners family and other dogs. We picked up the boys from school that afternoon and attempted to get our life back into some-kind of semblance of order.

It was great to see green again though!

Wednesday: Still disrupted sleep patterns, didn't get much of anything done as a result. Roki was glad to be home though!

Thursday: Finally started feeling a little more human again! I finished off a job from before we went away then we popped into Barrow to watch Deadpool 2.

Friday: Proper back to normal, went out and did some work for the first time in over 2 weeks... just one slight electrical incident along the way! Boys broke up for half term too, so get a bit of a break from everything for a few days.

Saturday: Had a nice wee mountain bike ride in the morning, a BBQ in the afternoon - all on a lovely day! Good company, couple of beers and a bit of fun.

Sunday: Book shop day, then onto Staveley to see one of Jen's friends new business' opening. My sister Katie was there too so we had a catch up and a beer. Looked at some bikes for the boys whilst in there... all good. I also had my back manipulated my a guy who specialises in a Japanese massage technique, he found I have a twist in my lower spine, deep tissue damage and was rather surprised that I was still functional. Apparently some cultures tend to deep nerves and feel pain in a different way... Scandinavians for example... being of Orcadian stock this kinda fits! But it needs sorting out before I come to real harm!

Katie was saying that my Dad was starting to think of selling the company in the not too distant future so I had best ramp up my training and planning over the next few months. I suspect that it is going to mean a major lifestyle adjustment and change to financial circumstances which everyone will be impacted by who relies on my current income... but I guess life moves on and it would be better doing something I enjoy!

Next week we have a bit more readjustment time to get through, I have an MOT on Tuesday, an archaeology course on Wednesday and Thursday... probably a chill out on Friday and then a weekend before getting back into work properly next week. I joined the BMC a couple of days ago and once the system lets me I will register for the first of the courses that I need to do as well.

Exciting times ahead!

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