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Giving Debt a Sure Start

Happy birthday to elethe!

I hope you have a fab day and a year filled with rewards of creative fire!

Yesterday it appears that everyone but annasilverlight and me were at the Dead Can Dance gig, which I'm a bit guttered about since I love DCD but have no one but myself to blame for insufficient alertness as to the fact that they were playing. [Although I'm pleased that by the sounds of it everyone had a good time].

{And I can have my own concert in my head for tubewalker wrote a song for me. :)}

However! I did discover that I can rent 6 DVDs a month from amazon.co.uk for £10 and this pleases me a great deal, as did the words "No postage costs, no late fines".

I am also made happy by the fact that parents are actually seeking out our office, and our service and asking for help which I've been able to provide [the first time my referrals went through without a hitch I was half convinced it was an April Fools joke, but since then it's kept happening]. Obviously I'm pleased that I am able to serve the people I am actually meant to serve, and delighted that the work we've put in in the previous six months appears to be paying off, but! I am less happy about the fact that for the past week I've had to stay longer in order to get done all the new work that my work has generated, and that I'm still knee deep in forms to fill in, and that I haven't the vaguest of what to put on my Workplan whose deadline is today, and that for the past few days I've felt too knackered to have a social life.

I am also not delighted that despite busting my ass [along with the rest of the Outreach Team] every day, that the pay rise we received upon passing our appraisal has been a termendous... wait for it... £13 a month. Oh yes. Therefore bringing my salary to a princely sum of £846.
Oh yes. I'm sure my glee is radiating from the screen and spreading little waves of warm happiness throughout the universe.
Except that due to some administrative error last month they forgot to pay me my increased salary so that at the end of April my paycheck will rise by £26! Kerching! That's all my finances sorted then! I'll try and restrain myself from blowing it all at once.

BUT! I am happy about Peacekeeper Wars with norantiskitchen and voiceofsauron tomorrow, and about mzdt dropping by to visit today, and about all the lovely people who've bought me all the lovely drinks in the past few months.

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actually_not
Apr. 7th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
ah...and you still have to come and visit me..though i wouldn't recommend my place this week as it is sadly lacking in basic sanitary facilities....and next week i am in paris...what about the week after that?
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
if it's the week of the 18th of april, I think it's all right. I'm going to attempt to go to Germany for a couple of days at some point end of April/start of May but I'm sure we can work around that.

[i'm also willing to visit your apartment while still gutted if you like. I promise not to pee]

I'll give you a call. :)
actually_not
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
yay! i'm hoping it's less gutted by now but i shall not be in it for many hours in the next week.....in the week beginning the 18th i am free on 18th or 20th
tubewalker
Apr. 7th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
I like that song, so did Nic. I think it made even more sense to her when she saw the pic of you and your Dad. When I looked back at that pic after writing it I realised so much of the light and feeling I imagined in the images of that song had obviously come directly from that picture.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
it's a good song. :)
i'm looking forward to hearing it with music.
elethe
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.
I hope bright things follow.
ultraruby
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
THEY SHOULD PAY YOU MORE. Think of a project for yourself, and I'll help you raise the funds for it. Seriously!

Sure Start is such a good thing in theory, but I really get annoyed with the way its run. The important work, like the stuff you're obviously doing, seems to get a bit lost in all the blah.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Think of a project for yourself, and I'll help you raise the funds for it. Seriously!

*grins*

I'm co-ercing my co-workers into posing for a poster i'm designing. it will feature the cutest amongst us looking forlorn and sad, and bedraggled, like a wet kitten and it will feature text asking people to make their outreach workers smile by donating a few pounds a week
ultraruby
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
Ps I will happily buy you a drink sometime soon.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
i will beam at you in JOY and feel delight at the opportunity to socialise.
meepettemu
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
blockbusters do something similar, as many as you want am onth for 13.99 (i think) at 3 a time.. :o)
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
yes, but amazon have a much better selection [practically every movie i've been able to think of has been available for rental].
meepettemu
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
cool :o)
ultraruby
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
I just signed up for that, and it's The Aceness. They send things out really quickly, and they send you a little e-mail to let you know every time they put a film in the post. I plan to watch the whole of cinema
dubaiyan
Apr. 9th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
my salary is about £20 less than yours, then
O_O

Even with Oxford living costs...you're doing way more work than me. They are NOT paying you enough.

No late fines? Hm...
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