Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Too busy to be unemployed

So where does the time go? I'm trying my best to be a good "house husband" for the moment. For many years I've been up, scoffed my breakfast and left the house before 7am, done the work thing and then arrived home at about 6pm to a meal waiting on the table. Oh yes the house is clean, the washing has been done, the washing up dried and put away and the ironing done so when I open the wardrobe there was always a selection of shirts etc. So I appreciate that my wife has done all that whilst still working herself. So I'm doing the washing up in the mornings, helping with the washing (provided useful written instructions on the intricacies of washing machine programmes have been left for me) and have been cooking in the evenings.

So I have this list of stuff I was/am going to do whilst not working... looks to be a "slow burner" activity frankly. Still I am having the time to go swimming regularly - I've moved pools since the one I was using was more convenient for going on to work in the mornings, and also I have a membership to this other one courtesy of my daughters swimming team - so it's a lot cheaper and a bit nearer. The lanes are bigger there as well so the overtaking isn't so much of a pain. My son has been coming along as he considers he has been taking the lazy student attitude too far and needs to get some exercise in. I also took him off to Rochester to do some photography - he is making "planets" - you take a load of photos from a stationary point in a circle. You then use a program to stitch them together and then it looks like a little planet. Best you go to his site where you can see them better than I can explain them. Anyway his Rochester one is excellent. We went in a little cafe called "The Deaf Cat" - I should have asked why? - and they sell art on the walls and they had some of these by a photographer mostly of bridges in London and they wanted £85 for them. I think we should go back and get some more - we couldn't do one in the castle gardens as they are setting up for a Status Quo gig there tonight. I'm biased but his are very good, esp as he uses the free software and has to do a lot of the manipulation manually - plus they'd be local to Rochester.

Soon off to Wales to sort out my sons new flat as well... oh yes and I've a gig playing in a band lined up for next weekend at a private party... it's all happening you know. How did I find time to work before?

7 comments:

  1. Well, I'd come see ya, but the trip would be outrageous! ;).

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  2. That's what Husband says too. Life is too busy to work!

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  3. Sounds like you are keeping well occupied. Your son's 'Rochester Planet' is bloody brilliant! Really liked that - no idea how you do it tho!

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  4. @Piley - Re the planet - about 3 hours in photoshop and then some other program stitching the shots together then you twist it all but get a "warp point" (I've no idea either) which you have to "clone out"... foreign language ... anyway the grass in the middle is a good idea as that helps on that apparently... :-)

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  5. thanks for the info... i feel none the wiser ;-) !!!

    It's still bloody good tho, I could see that on sale in a Rochester art shop y'know. Reckon it'd sell too.

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  6. ps - get him to come do a planet og leigh-on-sea will ya!!

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  7. Glad to hear you're finding time to squeeze in a jam session !

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