We’ve been on the road since Tuesday, dropping off a cat at its very own winter home courtesy of Malin, seeing friends, and, well, driving a lot of miles. This weekend will be all about resting up. Expect radio silence.
Today’s a travel day, driving to be precise. It’s a four hour trip where the cargo features a cat that doesn’t like being in a car. I’m dreading the experience somewhat, traveling with cats is rarely pleasant. Fingers crossed and all that.
It’s been an intense weekend, and today’s going to be the same, but for different reasons. We’ve got a lot of work things to take care of since we’ll be on the road until Friday, so here we go, I guess. Well, after this mammoth cup of coffee at least…
I got a decent amount of work done the past 24 hours, albeit no fiction writing still. Now I’m waiting to pick up the family, then I’ll take most of the weekend off, barring a few freelance gigs that need attention.
I’m back in the house, and all by myself for a bit. Work mode: ON.
Fiscal years aren’t necessarily the same as the calendar year, as some of you surely know. Divide & Conquer wrapped its second (the first one was extra long to get us in gear) fiscal year on August 31st, so that’s what’s taken up time for us, on and off, the past couple of days. We had a good year, turning a healthy profit, after the change we started making last winter. I think we know where we’re heading, and how to get there, and that’s great.
Back in Stockholm and the home office again, but I’m driving back to the summer home (I should really call it something else now) tomorrow. It’s that kind of week.
The week kicks off with a video meeting, a necessary one. It’s one of those meetings where you decide who does what between agencies, which is always interesting. I’m sure it’ll be fine, and am actually looking forward to digging into this project, it’s been brewing for months.
Spending the day fixing things in the apartment, and running errands in the city. But not until morning playtime is over. Iron Man is very busy, you see.
I’ve been in the summer home for some focused work since yesterday. Driving back to Stockholm in a bit, but not before I sat down and listened to the wind in the woods with a glass of water. Peaceful.
My desk is a mess, but at least I have one. Well, two actually – one in the summer home, and one in the city, where I am right now. This one’s new, we’ve furnished the hallway as work space, which worked out really well actually. Now to get the ergonomics right, with stands and the like. The space is a bit too crowded for a screen unfortunately, but we’ll make do.
But it’s a mess, this desk, with receipts and the like. I think I’ll take two minutes and sort that out…
I’m on babysitting duty this morning. Luckily, the kid’s discovered Spider-Man, so I found the classic cartoon from the late 60s on Youtube. Maybe the Adam West Batman show is up next? It’s important to introduce some culture to today’s kids, after all.
Data tells the truth, I learned that a long time ago (in 2014, when I wrote this thing) when I started tracking my sleep. I’ve been doing that on and off over the years, and I’m doing it again, using the Oura ring this time. If it wasn’t for that, I’d be certain I’d slept bad the past few nights, because I’m exhausted. But no, it’s something else, and a good reason as any to stop and contemplate.
It’s a semi-busy week. Not too many things on the agenda really, but the logistics with an energized kid makes it a bit tricky nonetheless. No matter, better to treasure the sunshine, and the last week of proper summer.
It’s been a busy weekend. If you know how a Swedish crayfish party goes, you can probably appreciate this particular photo… Yes, we had fun!
Last night finally meant some progress on the internal project we’re working on. All it took was a suitable amount of whisky… I haven’t dared a look yet today though, so let’s hope it holds up for scrutiny! It’ll have to wait though, because I have two newsletters to send today: Switch to iPad issue 6, and WPSE 143.