Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! -

It's off to work we go. My pen has been hired again for a quick turn-around assignment and as usual I hope to spend part of my weekend with The Viking, so I'm posting now instead of on Friday. My son-in-law has also been hired. He has a contract position that will require a lot of travel and he leaves for the U.S. today. I'm happy for him. I'm also glad that I have a paying gig. A little extra cash is always good especially when I'll be spending a big chunk from a small pile. (see next para).

I need to finish my assignment early because on Tuesday a new furnace and air conditioning unit will be installed at my place. It's likely I'll have no electricity, which means no heat and no computer access, and no water for most of the day. Then it will definitely be time for the oft-postponed major spring cleaning that will include sorting through my paper piles. A task that will likely take longer than any of the other cleaning chores.

In other news, Peter Milliken, (Speaker of the House of Commons) has ruled that the will of parliament trumps the Prime Minister's desire to prevent documents re the treatment of Afghan detainees from being examined. The Speaker's decision is correct but what action will be taken? I guess we will find out in two weeks, or perhaps sooner if an agreement can be reached. I hae me doots - but should the true spirit of parliamentary cooperation arise, I'll be happily surprised.

I wish you all a productive week.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new assignment. Sounds like you have some busy (and expensive) days ahead!

Pam

Lori Hahnel said...

Yes, congrats to you and to Gary! Sounds like things are going well!

Jan Markley said...

congrats on the paying gig. may the ink flow freely!

Diane Girard said...

The assignment has expanded but the deadline was extended a bit. Plus I have another short squib to write.
Zip zip

Angela Addams said...

Congrates on the work!

dannigrrl said...

Congrats on your gig and good luck to your son-in-law!

Michelle said...

Isn't that the way it always goes? Get a little extra money and something comes along to suck it all up.

D. B. Reynolds said...

Congrats on the new assignment and the fortuitous timing! And spring cleaning? Ugh. Necessary, but ... Ugh.

SusanKMann said...

Congratulations. x