Not really full on relaxation time, though. I had to go into the office for a staff meeting this morning and it ran longer than anticipated. Well, longer than the office staff anticipated anyway. I always expect them to run overtime.
Some interesting news, which confirmed rumours flying about the Valley. I was glad that I was considered important enough to be confided in but the outcome is that there won’t be new vehicles any time soon and it is really just a holding pattern for the next few months. I suspected as much and I wondered whether my latest emails, venting about the aircon issues and intimating that they might be the cause of my leaving, were the reason that my boss came clean. I do appreciate the honesty, though.
I’ve never minded staff meetings in this particular company because my input is always taken seriously. Today I suggested setting up an easily accessible online training program for new guides and offered to take charge of it. I would welcome the intellectual challenge, actually, so I was pleased that they enthusiastically endorsed it. I was also told that I would be paid for the time put in, which I definitely wasn’t expecting.
Last night I was amused to get a call from the BF, asking if I could be part of a practice radio training scenario for the SES. What happens is that he uses the radio and that sends a signal down to a radio frequency about six hundred kilometres away and somehow it converts into me talking on my home phone while he is on the radio. I had to remember to keep saying ‘over’ at the end of the speaking. The line was very crackly, though, and quite hard to understand words through. I couldn’t resist it, though, and ended up with saying ‘ten four good buddy’ at the end, simply because I have always wanted to say that over radio! I think they had disconnected before then, though.
I was tired last night and it was hot so I fell asleep relatively early. I woke up this morning to worry that I had inadvertently shit the bed because there were brown stains all over the white sheets. I am not normally incontinent so it was a moment of shame before I realised that if you are dead tired, and if you fall asleep while eating dark chocolate covered ginger, and if you toss and turn a lot, then melted chocolate can look a lot like a ExLax disaster.