2019 - two steps forward and one step back
- but it's happening
This is my personnel diary so excuse me if I only occasionally refer to my working life, mainly because it's confidential.
|Awoke at 7:00 and dozed until 7:30. Arose and had a bucket shower but skipped shaving! Lazed about until 11:15 then gave up on Shadrak and headed back to Kampala on the bus. Ate vegetable stew for lunch then worked for the rest of the day. Slept at 9:00.|
|Awoke early and after lounging in bed arose at 7:30, showered dressed and packed for my trip to Mukono. Caught the bus at 8:30 and arrived in Mukono at 9:40. Walked up to the EACO office and met Brenda, Shadrak and Domonic. Drove to Jasom's boarding school to collect him then to the swimming pool to relax. Then to the Kyobe household for food and finally to Mirium's house for the evening. Slept soundly.|
|Awoke 7:00 and worked until 9:00. Received message from my advocate that he was on his way to court. Quickly dressed and caught a bodaboda to Twed Towers. Chatted with both attorneys regarding a possible solution unti called into court. Listened to a long judgement then when my attorney appraised the judge of our situation he promptly told us to get on with it. Rode back to town for lunch with Cathy the nurse then met Esther (magistrates clerk) for the evening. Slept fitfully for some reason.|
|28/3/19||Awoke at 6:00 and worked until 11:00 when Margaret arrived to talk business. Went to lunch at a nearby restaurant to continue the discussion. Walked back to the hotel and worked until 3:30 then walked to the court for the 4:00 meeting. Waited around until 4:20 and no one turned up. Walked back to the hotel buying bread in the process. Arrived at the hotel at 17:15. Message on Whatsapp timed at 16:33 saying that Roscoe couldn't make the meeting. I will not comment on my mood! Worked until 8:00pm then fetched water and juice from the supermarket. Relaxed and slept.|
|27/3/19||Awoke at 4:00 and worked until 7:00. Readied for court and arrived there at 8:30. Presented myself to the court clerks then waited. Denis turned up then Roscoe. Unfortunately, the judge didn't! Ojijo finally turned up and we had a free and frank discussion on the contracts with no resolution. Walked back to the hotel and ate peanut butter on bread rolls. Worked through the afternoon then walked around trying to find food. Bought cooked potatos and greens for UGX 6000. Walked back to the hotel for relaxation. Watched Brexit nonsense on Youtube.|
|26/3/19||Awoke at 7:00 and worked until 9:30. Walked around the city centre for a while then bought fruit cocktail at Shoprite. Very difficult to open but drank it on the balcony watching the world go by. Walked back to the hotel to eat an early lunch then lay on the bed to read and nap. Started work again at 3:00 through until 5:00. Walked out to get food and ended up eating soup and bread. Not very vegetarian here! Worked until 9:00 then retired to read and sleep.|
Second plane was half empty so late boarding was not too much of a problem
and we arrived on time in Entebbe at 2:00am. Health, customs and bag
collection was no problem so met Shadrak and Brenda who were waiting outside
at 3:00. Found the hotel almost straight away so was in bed by 4:30,
showered and fresh.
Awoke at 9:00 so shoowered again and walked to the bank then the phone shop for data then the suoermarket for food. Returned to the hotel to eat, drink and work. Left the hotel at 6:30 to meet my magistrate's clerk at the Fig Tree Restaurant. Returned to the hotel at 9:30 for a quick update on work then to sleep.
|24/3/19||Awoke at 4:30 for toilet stop and arose at 8:00 to start packing. Worked until 9:00. Ate fruit and drank coffee. Drove to Bobo's then Amy's to drop off the audit team then returned to the house to comlete packing, shower and shave. Taxi arrived on time and was checked in by 1:00. Ate fish and veg in Ocean Basket then worked until 3:30. Plane deoarture delayed until 4:30 but arrived on time in Kigal at 10:40pm.|
|23/3/19||Awoke at 6:00 to no electricity. Ate fruit for breakfast then drove sniffpot to the Bobo's. Worked until 12:00. Ate fruit. Walked around Forest Heights and Tuscany Glen for the best part of an hour then relaxed until 4:00 pm. Drove to the Cattle Baron at Saxenburg Wine Farm for early meal then returned to the house to watch a film before bedtime.|
|22/3/19||Awoken early by Fana in his drunken stupour. He woke up the pots so not much sleep after that! Arose at 6:00 and made coffee. Rounds of damns. Threw messpot and pisspot outside. Showered and shaved then ate weetabix. No rabbit run today so worked from about 8:40 until 11:30. Ate fruit and drank coffee. Relaxed until 2:30 then called the pots in for hose down and redress. Gave them food then sent them off with dad. Relaxed until sniffpot arrived then ate sausage and egg sandwiches for tea, cleared up then watched TV until bedtime.|
|21/3/19||Human Rights Day today so stayed in bed reading and drinking coffee until 8:00. Showered and shaved then ate porridge. Worked in the bedroom until 11:08 when I wrote this. Walked to the rec with pisspot and messpot and played/exercised on the equipment. Ate lunch of fruit then relaxed in front of the TV until 2:00 when the power went off. Read for the cutoff period then made chilli and pasta. Watched TV until bedtime.|
Awoke at 6:30 to the alarm after a heavy night's sleep. Showered and shaved
then made weetabix with honey for breakfast. Drove the school holiday rabbit
run then worked until 9:30. Drove to TGPS then the office then BDFC for more
training. Walked for an hour then back to TGPS then the house to work. 2
pots turned up at 1:00 so tried to relax with my bed, book and youtube.
Ate chicken curry for the evening meal then watched a film before bedtime.
|19/3/19||Awoke with the alarm at 6:30. Showered and shaved then ate porridge with mik and honey. drank coffee. Drove the holiday rabbit run which included a confrontation with ignorant Eskom guy trying to block the roads. Took out a cone in disgust. Worked until 10:30 then drank coffee. Power off 8:00 until 10:00. Ate ruit and then cut the grass. Relaxed with ginger beer and youtube until 4:30. Drove to the office then Blue Downs FC for training and meeting. Cooked fishcake and noodles for the evening meal. Watched a film before bedtime.|
|18/3/19||Didn't get to sleep until turned midnight and arose at 7:00. Schools are sort of closed for the Passover holidays so dropped pisspot off at creche and the rest of the team at the office. Loadshedding didn't start until 9:00 so only had to work on battery power for 1 hour. Ate fruit for lunch then drank tea. Went for a walk to Tuscany Glen then relaxed in the afternoon then prepared chicken for macaroni cheese. Watched a film before bedtime.|
|17/3/19||Awoke at 6;30 but went back to bed. Arose at 7:30 to make coffee. Power off at 8:00 so surfed on my phone until 9:30. Showered, shaved and ate weetabix before starting work. Worked until lunchtime then ate fruit and drank coffee. Relaxed in the afternoon then started preparing food. Called to collect the pots so cooking delayed iuntil 6:30. Ate roast chicken and vegetables. Wiped the dishes and tidied the kitchen befor watching a film.|
|16/3/19||Arose at 6:30, showered and shaved. Made and ate porridge then drove sniffpot to work. Returned to work and write this. Power off at 10:00 for the second day in a row! Worked until 1:00 then made lunch. Relaxed in the afternoon then ate chicken livers for my evening meal. Watched a film after the second load shedding event of the day.|
|15/3/19||Arose at 6:30, washed and shaved. Made and ate weetabix then drove the normal rabbit run. Strted working but called to collectt the sick. Resumed work then at lunch time ate fruit and drank coffee. Relaxed in the very hot afternoon reading my book. Made chilli and rice for the evening meal then watched TV in the evening.|
|14/3/19||Arose at 6:40 and made porridge. Normal school run. Worked until 10:30 then tried to adjust the bathroom door which has started rubbing on the floor. Drove to Kuils River to have my balls scanned then bought avos on the way back. Ate fruit and drank coffee then read my book/worked through the afternoon. Took tosspot to training and walked for 75 minutes around the football field. Returned to the house to eat fish, mash and beans. Watched TV before bedtime.|
|13/3/19||Good night's sleep again. Arose at about 6:40 to shave and shower. Ate weetabix for breakfast then drove the RRs to school and creche. Returned to work. Drove on a mission to find cheap doctors. Ate fruit for lunch and drank coffee. Returned to the cheapest doctor and left sniffpot there to wait in the queue. Cooked chicken and vegetables then returned to collect those delivered. Ate early then relaxed by shouting at the pots.|
|12/3/19||Heavy night's aleep resulted in the alarm waking me. Made porridge then showered and shaved. Ate porridge then drove the team on the normal rabbit run. Worked until 9:30. Drove to Eerste River to shop then to the Doctors. No appointment system so left to await call back. Worked until tosspot and messpot arrived the drove to Blue Downs for tosspot training then the doctors, then Eerste River for meds then back to the house. Relaxed until 6:00 then collected tosspot and sniffpot. Ate beef curry for the evening meal then watched a film until bedtime.|
|11/3/19||Awoke at 5:45 to the sound of next doors car and heavy rain then arose at 6:05 after the alarm. Showered and shaved then made weetabix for breakfast. Drove sniffpot and tosspot to Kleinvlei then messpot to school and pisspot to creche. Returned to the house to work and write this. Worked, ate fruit and drank coffee until 14:00 then walked to TGPS to collect messpot. Walked back to the house to find sniffpot and tosspot waiting outside the house. Drove sniffpot to work then relaxed until 18:30. Cooked seafood pasta then wiped the dishes before relaxing with a film.|
|10/3/19||Awoke at 7:00 and made tea. Ate fruit for breakfast then drove the mob to church. Returned to work and drink coffee. Collected the mob from church then ate chicken pie with carrots for lunch. Drove over to Kuils River to see friends and sponge cook sisters. Returned to the house to eat them and watch TV. Ate more pie for the evening meal then watched a film before bedtime.|
|9/3/19||Awoke at 7:00 and made porridge. Showered and shaved then drove sniffpot to the clinic and tosspot to football. Worked until midmorning. Fetched both from football. Ate fruit for lunch then drove to Bresteenbras Dam and walked until we saw a snake. Saw a steam train and baboon before returning to Somerset mall for shopping and food. Returned to the house to relax and watch TV.|
|Arose at 6:40. Showered, shaved and made porridge with honey . Drove the normal rabbit run then worked and wrote this.Ate fruit for lunch then relaxed in the afternoon. Ate fishcakes with noodles and coleslaww for the evening meal then relaxed in front of the TV before bedtime.|
|Arose at 6:40. Showered, shaved and made weetabix with honey and jam (not recommended). Drove the normal rabbit run then worked and wrote this. Ate fruit for lunch then relaxed before cooking chicken and veggies. Drove tosspot to football practice and walked for 40 minutes but the weather was very windy and cold. Served the veggies in mayonnaise with the chicken for the evening meal then relaxed with a film before bedtime.|
|Arose at 6:40. Showered, shaved and made porridge . Drove the normal rabbit run then worked, shopped and cut the grass. Worked some more then ate fruit for lunch. Relaxed in the afternoon then ate remains of chilli then watched TV.|
|Arose at 6:40. Showered, shaved and made weetabix with honey . Drove the normal rabbit run then worked and wrote this. Ate fruit for lunch then relaxed. Made chilli and rice for the evening meal. Watched TV before bedtime.|
|Arose at 6:40. Showered, shaved and made porridge with honey and jam (not recommended). Drove the normal rabbit run then worked and wrote this. Took pisspot and sniffpot to Kleinvlei. Had fruit for lunch then visited the doctor for meds. Drove to Blue Downs to fill prescrition. Returned to relax and ate remains of the braai for evening meal|
Arose at 7:00 to make coffee and read in bed. Worked until 9:30 then drove
the crew to church. Returned and cleaned walls, ate fruit and drank coffee.
Drove to Blue Downs for stupid shopping (beginning of the month) then ate
pasta salad. Avoided getting too involved in a braai but ate chicken,
sausage, pasta and coleslaw for the evening meal. Ate supper of saudsage
Watched a film and went to bed.
|2/3/19||Arose at 6:40 then showered and shaved. Made porridge then drove sniffpot to the office before working and writing this. Worked ate fruit and drank coffee until 11:00 then drove to Eerste River for shopping then back to the house to eat cheese sandwiches. Relaxed until 5:00 then cooked chicken and roast vegetables for the evening meal. Relaxed until bedtime.|
Arose at 6:30, showered and shaved then ate weetabix. Abridged rabbit run then worked, ate fruit and drank coffee. Worked until lunchtime then made ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch. Relaxed on the bed until 5:00 then made chicken with roast veggies for the evening meal. Watched a film before bedtime.