I haven’t had the chance for much of anything this past week, sadly. For one thing, I haven’t had the energy to do a whole hell of a lot. Work has suddenly picked up drastically, and the 5 (or maybe 6) projects I am assigned to full-time have suddenly all sprung to life on the same day (last week Wednesday, for the record). As a result, I end up coming home most days and my brain is turned to silly putty before I can even contemplate doing anything else.

Work on my consulting projects has been pretty stead, too. Needless to say, I’m at my limit for current side-work. That’s not a complaint, but an observation. Two clients with on-going projects is about the max I can handle with everything else going on.

I spent a bit of time on trying to clean up the basement room this week and get ready to re-arrange things for the purposes of bringing in the other 3 train tables. So for the moment, everything is packed away while I try to get the space cleared up. I’m going to try to finish organizing that stuff tomorrow evening.

And of course, a large baby… namely the male Husky (Dexter) has been panicked by a few nights of thunder storms, causing him to jump in my bed and wake me out of a sound sleep, causing my to get only 3 or 4 hours at best over the past few nights.

So needless to say, this has sidetracked a lot of my stuff for the past 10 days. Well, at least, put me on a passing siding while I wait for things to steady down a bit more. This seems normal for the start of a school year, and the one and only positive thing to think is “at least we don’t have the kids going to 3 different things on 3 different nights this year”. Eli and Caidi are both doing scouts (Caidi is waiting for the girls’ sub-unit to form) and that’s only on Tuesday nights. If everything works out well with that, it’ll be the only non-school activity to worry about this year, at least until the start of softball.

I have 4 furniture projects I need to get going, not including the tables for the trains, our anniversary (and ghost hunt) in Gettysburg coming up, and possibly some other stuff for November. So needless to say, things won’t be getting less hectic anytime, soon. But I’ll take it. At least things won’t be dull, right?