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Parking Lot Jam! My Life 19 JUL 2013

Monday evenings have on the whole just gotten a whole lot more stressful, now that Chantelle has started training with Ursula and her Tamashii Daiko Japanese taiko drumming group.

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Practice sessions start at 19:00 on a Monday evening, meaning that at the latest, Chantelle has to leave home at 18:30 in order to make it over to Hathersage Farm in Somerset West in time for class.

That in turn means of course that I need to make sure that I’m home by 18:30 in order to take Jessica off her hands, which in theory should be fine because my work shift ends at 17:00 and it takes me just over an hour to get home, barring any heavier than normal traffic congestion.

That said, the first two sessions really haven’t gone according to plan, thanks to the 17:00 fun that is Touchwork’s chock-a-block parking lot.

And unfortunately for me, this photo I snapped on Monday evening is pretty much the reason I could only extract my little grey Getz out of the parking lot just after 18:00! (Hint: my car is the one furthest away in the picture).

parking lot jam at touchwork in westlake business park

Needless to say, a very stressful and fast trip back towards Somerset West, with a plan change thrown in for good measure. Seriously, I just made it in time!

Sigh, I really ought to learn how to ride a motorcycle someday…

(Which isn’t such a bad idea if you think of all the trouble I have just pulling my car into my own driveway. Sigh.)

The Real Reason why I can’t leave the Office Early My Life 26 MAR 2013

I was meant to leave a little earlier on Friday so that I could get to Bellville to meet up with Chantelle and Jess and drive straight through to Jacobsbaai, thus saving us some travel time.

As it turned out, I wasn’t able to leave the office early.

If you look at these photos, then you might understand why – and just a note, this is the usual state of parking here at the Westlake office!

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(I’ve helpfully circled my car in red).

As it turned out though, Cape Town was pretty much deserted on Friday thanks to the Thursday public holiday, and I breezed through to Bellville in something ridiculous like 25 minutes. And better still, we got to Jacobsbaai in a hour and a half, a full hour faster than what the GPS had predicted!

Now if only Chantelle hadn’t been held up in Gordon’s Bay and we were able to leave at the time that we actually wanted to leave…

How to Spot Someone working from Home My Life 08 OCT 2010

Just before we moved into the new place at Country Mews, I grabbed this shot of Olympus staring forlornly out the front door, confused as crap as to what was happening all around him and why our flat was suddenly more than half empty.

However, looking at this photo something else suddenly jumped to my mind.

No wonder the whole of Nagua Bay would know when I was working from home on any particular day – just spot the lonesome car out in the parking lot! :)

The lone Getz, an instant tip-off that I was working from home...