March 1st, 2007

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Various nightmares...

(9.30amish.) The network is still dead. Well, I say "still". We had network connectivity for all of ten minutes yesterday, and just as I was about to get into My Documents to transfer all my files across from Tuesday, it died again. Maybe they didn’t expect such a rush…

What I love about this place is that even though nobody can access the shared drives, and hence can’t access our precedent files, the fee earners still keep putting work into the trays for typing and somehow still expect said work to get done within the hour. Funny, that. Obviously the WPOs are connected to an entirely different non-broken network… news to me.

This morning has been insane. Due to not being able to access the shared drives, I’ve had a pile of bundle indexes to do for Bernie, which this morning, (due to still having no bloody network access) I’ve had to copy type all from scratch just to do the amendments, because they’re needed for Court this afternoon. I then had another urgent for Alison B, and Alison M warned that she will probably have some urgent stuff to do as well. And probably some of the stuff that came in yesterday will end up being bumped to the ‘urgent’ pile as well…

I don’t know where all the bloody work was coming from yesterday – I’d like to know where it all was the other week when there were two of us here and no work whatsoever. Has the lack of network connectivity sent everyone into a flat panic?

As a result, I ended up working eight hours solid with only a break for lunch (and as soon as I went on lunch I got lumbered with two urgent pieces of work) and the hour or so we were in a team meeting. I left work 45 minutes later than usual (Wednesday is usually my early day) and didn’t have time to eat before going swimming, and was in a horrible mood.

Luckily, the swimming mellowed me out considerably. Alison and I ran into Crystal and Jenn, which was quite bizarre, and instead of doing lengths and killing ourselves like normal, we did a lot of widths instead. My foot only cramped up once, and I had a nice relaxing float in the waves rather than drowning – just as well, because the pool has been considerably deeper than usual the past couple of weeks and I can’t touch the floor any more…

My shoulders were aching a bit after swimming last night, but I’m surprisingly not in pain this morning. I slept pretty much straight through the night except for waking up after my dream (see below) and I’m luckily not as tired today as I usually am. Hurrah.

Anyway, as there is now a lull (and the network is back up, finally, at 11.30am) I’m working on this entry, mostly because I have a dream to write up, which I want to do before I forget it… Don’t read it if you’re easily scared or have a vivid imagination.

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That took frelling ages to remember, but I wanted to try and get it all down.

It was really interesting, in its own way, as usually my nightmares are much more psychological than graphic – and the graphic things are never as scary as this. There was something of a psychological element to it (which is why I woke up so scared), but very few of my nightmares manage to seep into my awake consciousness…

At least actual monsters are better than the spate of almost-being-raped dreams that I had just before Christmas. They were fairly horrible.

My raspberry, strawberry and ‘hint of garden mint’ yoghurt tastes like the dentist’s office. I’m not sure if I like it or not, but I suppose it’s healthier than chocolate…

Now I need to post this and do some work…
  • Current Mood
    curious a little freaked out...