Tonight at work has been different. I got to meet someone who works here. The guy is hilarious, but he’s way up there on his high horse, and I don’t really tend to care for these type of people, because they seem to think they are better than the rest of society.
He’s constantly bragging about money, and how much his daughter uses him as a bank. He also mentioned about going out on the lash, and that people over a certain age should be banned from clubs etc – this I would agree with, because women over a certain age tend to try and dress like their daughters then end up looking like run down slags, and the men tend to look like pervs, and then he goes on to say that he only goes to the expensive places, because there’s no poor people there. This guy’s attitude to others seems really disgusting, and I have no idea how the hell he’s survived in life.
On a brighter note about tonight at work I actually managed to do some work. I’ve really been trying hard to learn the system that we use to log jobs. Tonight has been filled with so many potholes you would not believe. The crew have not stopped once. They even managed to get their photo taken by Kent Police on a job we did on the M2 just after midnight filling in a pothole!
Despite the amount of work that was done tonight the evening has really dragged on. I’m here for a 12 hour shift, but it feels like it’s been the better part of 20 hours so far. Thankfully it’s now 5am, and I’m off home in an hour, but then I have to do this all over again tonight!
Tonight at work has been annoying, because of the recent rain and winds in the Kent area there is tree after tree that’s fallen down that needs dealing with, so we’re getting call after call from the Police, the crew, and the Highway patrols etc.
The annoying thing is I don’t really have a chance to do much because the guy I’m working with tonight jumps on the phone before I get a chance to pick up, so it looks like I’m doing fuck all – not that I mind being paid for doing nothing, but it gets rather boring, and I find the old mind wondering about things that it shouldn’t.
I’m looking forward to August this year, because I get to have the kids for almost three weeks during the summer holiday. I’ve been looking into planning a little trip with them, but I can’t decide where I would like to go. I’ve had a look at the south-west of England, but then I’m thinking that they would love the Peak District, but then what about travelling to Wales or Scotland? I don’t know. I’ve not made my mind up yet. Plus it all depends on my situation at the time. The job I have is basically cover for maternity leave, but I hoping that there might be a permanent position available here for me. I can only hope.
If you’ve travelled to any of the places I’ve mentioned, where would you recommend? Or even if you’ve been somewhere else that I haven’t mentioned I would still like to know. I’m open to suggestions.
I’ve worked for the Highways Agency for about three weeks now, and I’m really starting to enjoy myself here. I work on a 12 hour shift rotation pattern, which means I’m starting at 18:00 and finishing at 06:00. Unfortunately this doesn’t exactly leave much time for a social life, but at the minute I’m not thinking about that. I’m more concerned about paying back money owed, and saving for a life of my own.
I still haven’t got used to not being around the kids and, I find myself tearing up when I finish on Skype or on the phone with them. It hurts, and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to being away from them, but sadly it’s something that I have to deal with as it will never change.
A while ago last year I bought some tickets to go and see Russell Howard at the Theatre Royal in Winchester. Thankfully Kate was generous and told me that I could have the tickets and I could take whom ever I wanted. When I first did a shift with the Highways Agency I got to know someone who worked there, we got talking and like most people she likes Russell Howard so I asked her if she wanted to come along with me.
We’ve booked a hotel in Eastleigh from 1st to 3rd February so there isn’t any rushing around to get to see the show, or on the way back. This way we can take our time and I can also take her on a tour around Winchester. Not to mention if we wanted to have a drink we can as the hotel isn’t that far from the train station.
I’ve made some plans to catch up with the kids for a few hours while I’m there, and I’ll be taking them to school Monday morning. It’s not a lot of time with them, but I’ve planned to go back and see them on the 11th February and spend all evening with them after school. I really miss them.
If you’re a reader of my blog and keep up to date with things, you will know that I had the kids down for Christmas. While they were down I had to pull the camera out and grab a few snaps of them. For now I only have the two photo to upload as I’m at work. When I get around to it I’ll upload some more.