Well here I am again. A year ago I went off to start a contract in a town which I very much like, but involves a journey of 2-3 hours each way, and a round trip of 220 miles. That was the last time that I had any substantial time off. It’s been a long year. The contract was good, but the travelling gradually became too much. Eventually I asked the Lord for guidance; and the very next day received unmistakable evidence that it was time to seek out a job closer to home. The last few weeks have been very difficult. I don’t usually find myself falling asleep at my terminal! But I now have at least two months off.
I have rarely worked from home. But in the last couple of weeks, I did so Monday and Tuesday. In order to do this, I purchased a docking station for the work laptop and a pair of screens. Rather to my surprise I found that these could each be bought on eBay very cheaply, in new or near-new condition. Having the right setup made working from home much easier.
Today I tried to connect the screens to my own laptop. They connect but the graphics card will only support two screens, including the laptop monitor. Usually you setup the laptop so that closing the lid turns off the screen, instead of putting the machine to sleep; and then the twin monitors come into their own. But for some reason my machine will not permit this. Maybe it’s a driver issue. I shall look into this further.
Last week I looked at the French translations of the miracles of St George. These are very easy to read, and it might well be worth running them through Google Translate, fixing the bugs, and making them accessible online. I’ve learned a huge amount about hagiography from St George. I need to write this up.
Over the last six months, I have been putting aside emails with blog post ideas. Some of these are things I saw on twitter, while others are emails that I received. So I have a fair few posts ahead of me.
That said, for the next couple of weeks I intend to try and get out in the sun. The last year was not good for my health, and, inter alia, my vitamin D level is a bit low. So it’s time to get outdoors, do some walks, and eat some strawberries (as one does in June).