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Imagine buying a house and having all utility wiring coming in on one side of the house. It is then decided that everything should be placed on the opposite side. We move everything over, without messing too much up. Two days after our sofa is delivered, the decision is made that the current state of things is not as it should be, and that we're gonna move everything around.

Well, things have been moved around and I've reattached all cables and the TV is functioning as it should. Yes, we've got a damn ugly cable laying on the floor, but I'll see if I can attach that to the walls tomorrow, which leaves us with the following equation :

"2-3 hours of work + a big fat curse + lifting heavy things = happy girlfriend"

The final result is that she's happy and this setup looks good as well...


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Yet true... yesterday the sofa we ordered earlier this year was finally delivered to our home, which means we can now sit properly, instead of "sitting" in the "cozy yet too low and too small for adults" bean bags for the kids. When we ordered the sofa, the sales guy guaranteed us that it would take about 10 weeks to be delivered, which would have been perfect. We ended up waiting 17 weeks. Never ever trust furniture sales people when they talk about delivery terms...

Yesterday I got to spent the day home, vacuumed, took out the trash, played some World of Warcraft, went shopping for food, cooked a nice meal for Schattie and we planned to go out to the movies in the evening. In the end we just stayed home and watched the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Not exactly the same as catching a movie, but we were enjoying our new sofa, she wasn't feeling too well and was a bit tired too. Guess we'll be rescheduling that movie date for who knows when.

Due to circumstances at work, I'll be working 13 or 14 shifts in June, were I was supposed to have gotten rid of those. Illness, time off and such however mean that we all have to put in an extra effort, but we were able to give almost everyone in the group the time off they had requested. I can't say that I'm pleased with how things are going right now, but considering the issues at hand, I think I should be pleased.

I'm looking forward to my own time off in June, and I've already asked for another week of in November when I'll be taking up all the overtime I'm putting in now. Past two months : +35h and counting.

That's the update for now. I'm off to vacuum the first and second floor now, do more food shopping and prepare another meal for the both of us this evening.


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Spent the day at a military installation getting an introduction course on IED's which proved very interesting to say the least. Learned a lot which will help me make decisions while at work, though it also made me realize you can't detect or scan for "everything".

Came home, entertained the kids in the garden, waved my Schattie out - more training for the performance on Saturday - fed the kids, gave them a bath (first time for me and I think it went rather well) and just put them to bed.

Now I'm gathering all my data so I can file my taxes for the year and I think I already have most of it, if not everything. Only thing lacking is my login details, lol.


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Just got home from work a couple of hours ago, unfortunately to an empty house. Schattie and the kids left for the Belgian coast this morning, where I'll join them on Friday evening. I just sent her a text message to see if everything is good and well there, but much to my surprise, I heard her mobile phone make noise, which shouldn't be happening when she ain't here.

Sure enough, she forgot to take her phone with her, so now I've got no way to contact them, which is a major bummer indeed. I'm really considering stepping into the car and heading over there, just to make sure they're fine. Yeah, maybe I'm a bit over concerned, but I like knowing those I love are fine. I like hearing her voice, seeing her smile, holding her hands.

Maybe she'll find a way to call me - I sure hope so.

We had a bit of discussion last night about me working so much, and while I do like my job, I'd rather be home with them instead of working another weekend or shift. We don't see each other too much right now with me heading off to bed early - waking up between 4:45AM and 5:45AM stinks - and her training so much for the dance performance next weekend (22nd of May).

If I'm every asked - or forced - to choose between my job and my family, I won't really have much of a choice to make : family comes first.

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