Journal of Alan Howard
Tuesday - 11th December 2001 -
Photos, moving house and future holidays...
I've finally finished scanning in the images of my trip to
Canberra, Australia. It's taken 3 days, and about 6 hours
over that period of time. I've put them into the journal
entry of the 6th, and along the way, I've edited some of it,
to flesh it out somewhat.
This weekend I'm moving house, temporarily into Vicki's place,
while I continue looking for somewhere nice to stay.
Hopefully I won't be there for too long. It's great having
wonderful friends who are so helpful, but I don't ever want to
be a bother.
I found a new masseur last week, and the first visit will be
this Friday night. Hopefully they'll be fantastic!
Anything less than fantastic isn't good enough, as far as I'm
I found out late last week that I'm considered by my employers
to be providing Level 2 helpdesk support now, whereas I used to
be Level 1. This 'promotion' slipped up on me without me
knowing, but apparently it'll be reflected in my annual pay
review that occurs in April next year. I hope it's a
Last weekend, I worked two 12-hour after hours shifts, 8am - 8pm
on Saturday and again on Sunday. In that two days, I
earned $30 less than what I do in a week! And that is on
top of a week's income... So now I'm pushing to do as many
after hours shifts as I can. I need to recover from the
Australia trip, pay back some loans, and save up for my next
holiday over there, which I'm hoping to be around March/April
next year. In June/July I will hopefully be going to
Vanuatu to stay with Scot for a few days. A tropical
paradise in the middle of winter should be just what I