After getting home and crashing hard last night, so far this weekend we’ve been quite productive. Got up, went to put Lizzie out and muck out, Phil dropped off a load of shavings, then we went to the post office and mailed the Caprilli saddle that I’d sold on eBay (sob!!!) and a package to Morgaine. Now I’m going back to the farm to ride Lizzie and put her away early, so I can do some work on the computer before having a lazy night with a book (since Phil is indulging in his Warcraft addiction tonight – *sigh* for Saturday night dates, alas).
I am awaiting release of The Cell here at the end of February, which is (ta-daaaa) the new Stephen King novel. I’ve missed him so since the accident. You may turn your nose up at genre novels, in some cases justifiably so, but I think he is a very good writer. Not artsy, not pretentious, just capable of telling a good story and doing it well. I was afraid that he’d never write again after the accident (I know there have been some bits and pieces published since the accident, but I think most of those were written pre-accident.) Anyway, welcome back.
Work is going really well, the project plan and functional/technical specs are shaping up extremely well, and we’re looking for an ASP.NET developer for initial development. I’ve done simple ASP coding, but I don’t know anything about .NET, and I’m not a DBA. I’d presented a comparison of J2EE vs. .NET and SQL Server vs. Oracle; due to the fact that they already have ASP developers already on staff, it makes sense to go Microsoft, so all teams can be cross-functional. And so we go – interviews are next week. I’m having fun.
Off to the stable, then…dressed in black boots, black breeches, black rollneck sweater, and a lovely BRIGHT reversible gilet that is neon orange waterproof outside and black fleece inside, so I can reverse it for riding out on the roads. Thrift-shop find for £1.50, go me. :)