This week was another busy one at work. My boss has been on holiday so I was stand-in chief for the week. I was also teaching part of a training class which meant I was out of the office as well and trying to manage some support calls at the same time. The old phrase about sticking the broom where the sun doesn't shine and sweeping the floor springs to mind.
Events happening this week, in no particular order were:
I finally got my genuine driving license so I no longer need to carry my passport around with me for ID. The photo they took at the DMV looks nothing like me. Firstly, in the photo, I look tanned and, secondly, they've taken it with a wide-angle lens so I look overweight.
We also got news that Joanna can be admitted to the same school as Rachel. This is a great relief because the school is only 5 minutes walk away and so we don't have a logistical nightmare trying to be in two places at once by 8:30am.
We still haven't found a car yet. Sam is hunting on craigslist. There's an on-line service available called CarFax which allows you to enter the VIN of a car and see its history. You pay a one-time fee to access it. Sam has been trying for ages to set up the account to access this service but we found out that they only accept e-mail addresses with EDU, GOV, MIL, NET, COM, ORG, CA, US, BS, ARPA, BIZ, INFO domains. So, our .co.uk address isn't being recognised. How parochial. I keep telling everybody who wants to listen: For it to be a world series, you have to invite the rest of the world.