Week One: Ruby 1 – Lions 0
Week 1 of my project implementation is almost over, 80+ hours later, hence no blogging this week. Still working today [Sunday] prepping for next week’s loads. At least I didn’t need to go in to the office which means I finally had a big sleep in!! Ruby style! Migrating data from one computer system to another is a bit like putting a square peg in a round hole. A bit of chipping away here, massaging and manipulating there and voila!! And if it doesn’t quite fit, then a big hammer! No.. only joking! I’m happy to say the hammer wasn’t required, I do though feel like it has been used on me!!
To get us all in a team mood, I created a Project Mascot. You remember my Blue Angel from two posts ago? [here]. Well I gave her a do-over with our Project Name and some words to protect us from Diseases and Big Buses [it was a little less polite than that but you get the drift]. It seems to have worked, although I forgot to mention not being hit by push bikes. Yep, right before our first production load I went to move my car and was hit by a bike. On the footpath! A huge slinging match ensued between the pushbike owner and another pedestrian. Seems the pushbike owner was intent on laying the blame on someone else and completely ignored me. Back at work I attempted to tell my colleagues the story ...
Me: Hey Everyone I got hit by a pushbike!!!
Them: That’s nice .. Have you completed task xyz?
Me: Hello ???? I got hit by a bike!!
Them: Yes..That’s nice ..
The Prayer Wall
The next day they seemed to realise that YES I actually did get hit and NO I wasn’t joking. We decided that although the Angel was working in our favour, more help was need for disasters not related to disease or buses. So each night when I finally get home around midnight, I pick out a new ‘Mascot’ to present at work the next day to inspire or protect. It also serves to give me a small window of creative time which I miss with no blogging. Here are Week One’s entries in what my colleague calls ...
‘The Prayer Wall’
So that’s the status of my life right now [working and hot! it is 40c here]. Week Two will be more of the same but hopefully the hours will reduce. The good news is, by this time next week we should be finished, or very close to it, then it is just dealing with the aftermath.
Take care everyone and I’ll see you next week, if not before!
The Cat Came Back, She Couldn’t Stay Away
She Was Sitting On The Porch, The Very Next Day
#1 Blue Angel: From the Pont Sant’Angelo in Rome. Photo & editing [Being Ruby]. #2 Anacapri: On the Isle of Capri, Italy. Photo & editing [Being Ruby]. #3: Sibyl of Delphi: From the Sistine Chapel Rome. Scan of poster. #4: Ancestors of Ruby: Vintage Family photo altered by [Being Ruby] . #5: the 14th Dalai Lama: Scan from postcard. #6: Blue Moon: Photo & editing [Being Ruby]. #7: Cat in Coliseum: Stray cat in the Roman Coliseum. Photo & editing [Being Ruby]