First, thank you everyone for the supportive comments on Friday. Much appreciated. I am back on form now - I think it was just the one last thing that broke the camel's back and my 'tilt' light came on. Re the firewall recommendations, again, thank you all very much. I am doing some investigating based on everyone's advice - I am liking the idea of a hardware firewall in the office and a software firewall on each laptop for when we are working out and about.
These are three pictures of the gig I missed on Friday - two of the inside of the Palm House at Sefton Park, Liverpool, during the set-up. And one of the outside after it got dark. It was apparently quite difficult to photo.
Secondly, rather a lot of things are going on. Good, exciting thing, but it feels a bit like an enormous roller-coaster.
1. Item. All three mortgages are sorted out. Most of the searches are back. We have a provisional moving date of 7th July. Two and a half weeks away. The house is filling up with boxes.
2. Item. Business has gone crazy.
We are moving the office out of the house and in to a shared space with various other companies. It has a cleaner! B is very happy, because it means that we will no longer have to make him empty the bin. There is a slight hitch in that it's not quite built yet; but we estimate two or three weeks. Which is convenient and ties in with us moving out of here.
We have loads of work on the horizon; Marketing Guru has really been doing the business. We are taking another permanent staff member and a three-month contract person on in September.
3. Item. I have sorted out my PAYE woes by handing it all off on to the accountant and investing in a different kind of book-keeping software. One that actually works. Which is nice.
Today, I am spending doing the VAT return and in between, loading stuff on to a second-hand laptop I have bought for Ma: "I suppose I should get one, dear. I keep thinking I'd like to Google things and your sister is so busy. I only want something that will go on the internet. And perhaps if it could run Photoshop, I could use it to do designs for my pottery.".
If anyone fancies popping round to help me pack, I have five gallons of Elderflower wine that I am prepared to barter ...
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