Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Leisure Time?

Filed under: Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:42 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

Leisure time, yeah, I remember that.

Okay, so I’ve finally gotten a new job and that’s great and all, but I miss my reading time! And, yeah, I mean reading time, not nap time. Sure my wife will tell you that I ended up asleep a lot, but I really did get a bunch of reading done. I read fiction and non-fiction. I read computer books and history. I read fantasy and historical murder mysteries. Man, I read everything.
But, now, well, now I spend my days toiling in front of a hot monitor checking backups and security systems. Okay, so it’s really more drudge work than anything else, but still. It’s time I don’t get to spend reading. Add to that the fact that I have to get all my other stuff done, too, and leisure time gets stamped out pretty quick! I mean, we have a giant backyard and two big ponds and two enormous cats. So that pretty well takes some doing to keep it all running along smoothly. Not that it ever really does, but still, you get the idea. So, in any case, my reading time has been cut to a fraction of what it had been.
And, that’s not all I do for fun! I try to write fiction, which never seems to turn out well, but that’s another story. I like to make maps with Campaign Cartographer. And, I like to mess around with a bunch of other programs and fantasy creation ideas. But, how much do I get to do? No where near enough.
On the other hand, I’m not in danger of losing our house any time soon. And we have enough to eat, even though we’re trying to lose weight. And, in general, I can relax about a lot of money issues that had been keeping me up at night.

Having a job is nice.

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