Friday, August 31, 2007

Two-Thirds Round the Sun, a Review

Winston Churchill, who had his fair share of financial catastrophes, might have put it thus: 2007 is a year up with which I would rather not have put and the back of which I will be more than glad to see.

So far, this has been a year of wrangling with the tax authorities, gritting teeth to get through all the work there has been, subsequently waiting for yonks for customers to pay, battling with the council in England about my mother's house, worrying about it all through long, dark sleepless nights and generally living a life of attrition.

Strangely, paradoxically (and thankfully), nearly everyone around me has been having a pretty good time and so I have been able to take breaks from my own woes and bask vicariously in their joys, excitements and achievements.

Thank you, Altruistic Gene!

4 comments:

Skippy said...

Sounds like you are back from England...? So let's make music again to escape from all these horrable material things - as soon as I get rid of the GIPS I'm wearing on my right hand! Are you feeling better now ;o)?
Welcome home!

Anji said...

Sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time; things can only get better now.

I was going to ask you if you knew about the changes in european patents? They don't need to be translated into English anymore. Around La Rochelle there will be 20 more highly qualified 'English teachers' looking for work.

Anji said...

Have you and Doris run away together?

Neutron said...

Doris wouldn't have me!