Careful – Men At Work

Would you believe that yesterday I forgot to post?  That’s the truth, though, whether you believe it or not.  My hammer and I have been fiddling about on the inside of if all else fails and I just completely lost track of time.  But it wasn’t time wasted: I’ve given the Song Title Challenge page a little makeover and it now boasts a streamlined index of all past challenges which will update itself automatically every time I post a new story.  It might not impress you but it’s sure going to make my life easier.

Actually I’ve been tinkering quite a lot lately.  I’ve been volunteering in the forums and a pleasant side-effect is that I’m learning much more about how WordPress and blogging works, and I’m trying to rectify some of the mistakes I made in the early days when I did not yet know any better.

Hard Hat and Hammer
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A consequence of all this tinkering is that things around here might go a little awry, so if you happen to stumble across any missing images or broken links, please let me know in the comments and I’ll be right along with my trusty hammer to whack things back into shape.  I do recommend wearing a hard hat, though.  Don’t want you getting injured by a falling hammer.

 In other news, (at the risk of jinxing it) I finally seem to be getting into my stride with the studies (took long enough!).  It is only natural, then, that the universe appears to be conspiring against me working this week.

First my former boss wants me to check up on my replacement by moderating some of her students’ examination scripts from the mid-year exam.  That means I’m once again grading English essays – something I’d hoped I’ll never have to do again.  At least they pay me to do this.

I’m also suddenly getting inundated with requests for extra lessons by seniors finally realising that their final examinations are terrifyingly close and that they haven’t been paying attention in English for the last eleven-and-a-half years.  Between my inability to say no and my intense desire to have a positive cash flow again for a month or two I’m trying to squeeze them in, but we’ll see how it goes.

And the final cherry on top is that the wife’s come down with a stomach bug.  Which means she’s at home.  Which means when I take a study break I’m playing nurse.  Or washing dishes.  Or cooking.  Or doing laundry.  Oh, the things we do for those we love (though I do the last three even when she’s not ill, but I’m complaining here – I don’t get the chance that often).

But busy is good, right?  Hopefully I wont forget about this weekend’s review 😉

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