I’ve always been a big Robin Trower fan, and sometimes I get into a real Trower mood. This song has been speaking to me since it was new, way back when — and life has been doing its level best to make me appreciate it more with each passing year.
It’s just the week I’ve had… I started out all set to have a great week, then just a few minutes shy of 8 o’clock Monday morning I received the email message about the Heartbleed bug and that set the tone of the rest of the week. I got the Heartbleed stuff done in my customary proficient, efficient manner but it totally hammered my schedule just as I was about to get caught up again. Things have just been breaking down ever since. When my workday ended on Friday I looked forward to spending my weekend just relaxing. I’d originally planned to get out and mow the lawns, but there’s no sense mowing in a snowstorm. Springtime in the Rockies…
I did get the ugly steel shelf out of my office, replaced by my prototype of a more furniture looking wooden thing. It’s quieter with the computers being below desktop height, and the office looks more open without a six foot tall steel shelf unit taking up all of that vertical space. That was supposed to be the only thing I did this weekend, but it wasn’t to be. I got to discover four ethernet cables that were on the verge of failing and just waiting to be moved to give up the ghost, and also that I’d forgotten that to make things work as I intended I could not connect the “Internet” jack of the wi-fi router to the DSL router. I was so fatigued by that point that it took me two hours to realize the mistake I’d made. Two hours to figure out to move the ethernet cable from one jack to the next. Duh.
I’m just about ready for that bit lottery jackpot to come our way. $45 million (Wednesday night’s Powerball payout, lump sum, after taxes) would probably do the trick we need done. Just now I guess I’ll settle for setting fire to some flowers.
Be well, friends and neighbors, and please do have a better week than the one I’ve just had!