This Is Not A
It's that time again, as another number ticks by into oblivion, so I suppose a summary is in order.
For myself, I've known worse years. 2007 was - at least in my own life - probably an improvement on the one before it.
On the 'up' side:
- I still have the job I started the year with.
- No major alarms or excursions on the family front.
- I bought a smart new PC.
- I learned more about coding html and managed some rudimentary css. This was for the revamp of the site back in June which, by and large, was a success.
- I've now had four pieces published on the prestigious Transdiffusion site, with at least one more due in the next few months.
- I also had an amusing letter published in the Independent.
- I've had a healthier winter than last time round: no sick leave since early January.
- I had a fascinating day out in Liverpool, most particularly the Josh Kirby exhibition at the Walker Gallery.
- I re-established contact with a couple of old friends.
- The Council put in new front and back doors.
On the 'down' side:
- The 'higher-ups' in the Depratment still seem intent on getting rid of my job. It's not my manager who's the problem, nor his manager: it's her manager who can't see further than his own preferment.
- My old hi-fi is failing on the instalment plan: the tape decks are already screwed, and the turntable is now starting to go.
- I'm still concerned about why my left leg and right ankle keep swelling up. I still think it's because of my left hip being a bit squiffy, but my doctor thinks otherwise. Perhaps the scan I'm due to have next week will point the way. Although, because the scan is on my kidneys and bladder, perhaps it won't.
- I still haven't learned to play that acoustic guitar I bought nearly five years ago.
In the wider world, however, things seem to be getting relentlessly worse. But that's a Rant.