It's roasting hot, and the cables are all around me, as squashed into a small space behind the audio rack I put the finishing touches to the new audio lines I just ran across from the desk opposite.
I have quite a lot on my plate at the moment, what with trying to sort out many technical issues in the A/V equipment, and also get as much as possible done to allow us to expand and use what we have better throughout this coming year.
That's the sound that the lights make when blackouts happen.
We just had another powercut.
Vrum bzzzzzt! Klunk! Klunk! Klunkklunkklunkduhduhduhduh!
That's the sound that the fanrooms make when the power comes back on again.
So, anyway. Right.
They created an(other) unrealistic deadline to finish it before the end of this drydock, and I knew he would push all his time and energy into it.
So I pretty much gave him his work time to get this thing finished.
I mean, he's not dead, which if we'd pushed hard at the AV jobs as well, I think he would be.
He just wouldn't have slept at all.
We barely did anyway.
So.. somewhat frustrating.
The first version is done now, which is good.
Still plenty of logistics and miscommunication issues to sort out.
I've been making sure I keep time for myself, not burning out, and part of that includes focussing more on painting and artwork.. we've begun "creative communities" on board - basically an internal art/photography/creative writing club, with picking a theme per month.
The theme last month was "Freedom".
This month it's "Love".
Here's a painting of mine - "Searching for Love"
I helped out a bit with the ladderwork again this drydock.
I feel somewhat drawn out and stretched myself.
I don't think I'll snap.. but hopefully I'll be all the more resilient to whatever life throws at me in the future because of it.
And my current work in progress.