Monday, February 05, 2007

Duvet Day

I called in sick. Or at least I tried to, but after experiencing the incompetence of call handling first hand, and being put through to the wrong department about three times, and then hung up on, I sent an email. I am feeling better than I was, but still I didn't sleep particularly well last night, and my cough still sounds pretty nasty so I felt kind of justified. I've got nothing urgent on at work, and I've gone in often enough when I maybe shouldn't have done, so this time I decided to listen to my body and get some rest.

And that means not going to running club tonight either, I promise.

It also seems like I won't be on my own in taking a sick day today. But I am genuinely ill, honest...

Anyway, I've had a surprisingly productive day in the end. Just after Christmas my laptop died. I'm no computer wizard, and with another computer in the house (my house is full of stuff, a legacy of all the bits and pieces my parents left when they emigrated - for example, I live alone and have 5 tvs, although one of them stopped working at the weekend, so I just swopped it for the one sitting in the junk room), I just moved to using that one. But today, when I wanted nothing more than to be under the duvet I decided to try to sort it out. After grappling with a pile of restore CDs for three different computers of the same make (the laptop, the downstairs one, and my old laptop which was stolen when I was burgled several years ago, with the current laptop being the replacement through the insurance), which all looked slightly different, but weren't marked to make it clear which one they belonged to, I finally worked it out and got it going. It took a full re-install of windows, and everything on there got wiped, but I'm pleased to say that it's working again and I can now surf the internet from bed. And watch dvds! Yay me!

I'm also working my way through all the stuff I have saved on my sky+ box, which is a perfect way to spend a Monday. Utterly lazy, but sometimes you need to rest to get better. Or that's my excuse anyway...


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