Just 1 More Sleep …

… finally it is here!

I still have a long todo list to try and complete on my last day but I will be remembering my promise to myself to do my best and not feel guilty if my best is found wanting.

Never mind all that – what about my Megarider  travels today?  Well the bus this morning behaved and nothing untoward happened on our journey (well apart from the pigeon who took off and skimmed the front of the bus and survived!)  I had to use a bus from another company in the City today which cost me an extra £3.20.

I had a relatively relaxed day because we needed to make a little DVD about yesterday’s meeting.  This involves working in the E-Lab (which is always peaceful) and working with a colleague who has become a firm friend.  After  a few delays and setbacks we eventually got it done before I set off across the City on a trek to complete a couple of messages (errands hereabouts).

Then things got less good!  The bus home decided it wasn’t feeling at all well – slowed to a crawl, stuck in gear.  A call went out from the driver for a replacement bus and he was asked to try and keep going to the depot.  To my knowledge that bus was reported faulty a week ago (I was on it at the time) and it is still faulty because it is awaiting parts!  Eventually we limped to the depot and ‘stole’ another bus for the remainder of the journey… arriving home around  20 minutes late.  I really felt for the driver having to drive along a fast dual carriageway in a bus that was so slow it was a hazard to other traffic.

Today I:

  • Completed a few things on my todo list;
  • Helped out  a colleague with information on an ad hoc basis;
  • Progressed the work I had been involved with in another case;
  • Worked with someone who is a friend as well as colleague;
  • Held my daughters hand ‘virtually’ whilst she dealt with a big spider;
  • Got frustrated with the IT and then the bus; and
  • Am still dehydrated after yesterday’s migraine!
Today’s Statistics: Cost £3.20; Miles travelled: 62.6; Steps taken: 5,280; Pictures taken: none

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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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