Week 422

The week of Oct 7, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019

Rental flat renovation…

Monday: Midday meeting at the rental flat with Johnson’s Top Carpet rep Neil to finalise flooring work. Admin and Netflix watching.

Tuesday: Inspected the initial flooring work done. Original parquet looks good. Chilled evening watching TV.

Wednesday: Mom’s tax dispute with SARS has thankfully been resolved – no tax owing. Gym session with Johnny and his brothers-in-law. Clothes shopping at Canal walk.

Thursday: Inspected the flooring work done to date. Quiz night with Paul and Barbs at Palmyra Knead. WhatsApp catch-up with Susan.

Friday: Going-away drinks at Peddler’s on the Bend with Lourens, Greig, Simon, Bernie and Paul. Lourens and family are emigrating.

Saturday: Visits to City Boards (Montague Gardens) and DIY Shop (Brooklyn). Started painting the balustrade handrail replacement for the flat. Lunch with mom at Greens in Plattekloof. Visited the flat, removed the old handrail, took it to the dump. Watched El Camino movie. Great being reacquainted with the Breaking Bad genre. Caught up with Susan via WhatsApp.

Sunday: Watched the Japan F1 grand Prix. First topcoat on the handrail. Swept and cleaned the rental flat balcony in preparation for painter to see it. Takeaway lunch with mom. Second topcoat. Beer at Fat Harry’s. Intermittently keeping track of Susan’s travelling via WhatsApp. Third topcoat. Chores.

My work week was divided into: Testing 40%; Building install 30%; Bug fixing 20%; Meetings/meeting preparation 10%.

Podcasts listened to this week: TED Radio Hour; Beyond the Grid; BBC Books & Authors.

About Alasdair

Capetonian, software developer, land surveyor.
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