Sunday, February 26, 2012

From work woes to rest and relaxation.

It 's been an intense week at work with the server that hosted both our e-mail and website going out of business with no notice. Not that big a deal if every thing's backed up - which we do a minimum of three times a day. Proper big deal if you don't back up the data on your website, which we left to said company that went belly up.

My friend Bill used to say there are three options with every job, cheap, fast and good. You only ever get two of them, so choose wisely. The scramble for our rebuild was fast and good......the bank balance took a hit for the team!

Suffice to say for the second week in a row I've not had my mid-week day off and let me tell you I've missed it.

This was long overdue.

My friend Ian and I went for the proverbial Sunday morning whale hunt. The ocean was as glassy as it gets, but after 90 minutes of paddling out the ultimate sighting was still elusive. Still - the joy is in the journey and it was impossible to ignore the fact that in late February we were cruising on the sea under our own steam on a gorgeous day, when we could be in England!

Going up! We finally converged with a mother and baby who swam gently and slowly along. After they dove we waited about 10 minutes before I said "I think it's wishful thinking that they'll surface in the same place", seconds later the mother exhaled a loud breath so close to us, that it took ours away.

These two are the result of an very successful Anglo-French accord.

Luckily for some, grasshopper was not on the menu.

A seed was planted months ago to give some attention to my yard and finally the plans are coming into fruition. Behold-before.....

.....and after.

And finally this week I'm super excited that I bought a new used surfboard. I'm hoping this declaration from the shaper means that despite the ineptitude of the rider - my new board will dispense what it says on the tin!


Leedslass said...

Believe it or not, but some people quite like England - you've obviously been in the States way too long to remember the good things about the old country. I do wish, however, that we had a little more of your gorgeous weather ALTHOUGH this February, we are told, has been warmer than the continent - who'd have thought that?

Meesh said...

Is the chinese proverb tea, any good? I've been told by a nonEnglish person that "London cuppa" is the best brand of tea..... never heard of it myself??!!
Anyway, tea drinking should also be in the Haiku paralympics!

Mchumbie said...

I also have never heard of it. Maybe someone was pulling her leg?

Sorry we didn't catch up wih you this trip, Sharon. Was a fleeting week as Gordon was ill and unable to make it. Michelle was also run off her feet with work, so we didn't get about too much. Next year! Aloha.