Arwen's been on her long lead when we take her out for a few weeks ago now as all she wants to do is run over to other dogs to say hello and play. It's quite frustrating as we'd like to let her off but when she has her mind set on it her recall has all but disappeared.
Friday 26 February 2021
Thursday 25 February 2021
It arrived at 6:30pm on Tuesday. With the wrong address. FFS.
Well, all sorted now except my e-mail address is still wrong. How's the week gone so far? Pretty good. Lots of reading, but i've also been able to help out with some reinsurance tasks pretty much straight away too which is good.
Tuesday 23 February 2021
- No work laptop (should be delivered today at lunchtime)
- Incorrect spelling of user name and e-mail address (Clarke)
- Managed to get me remote access but none of the needed applications like outlook
- Still nothing this morning and waiting for my laptop
- I'm still getting paid
Monday 22 February 2021
It's kind of hard to tell. Late on Friday I was told that IT will be in touch today to get me set up, what that means I don't know but my contract starts today and I will be billing them.
I'm on a good day rate, a little more than my previous contract but this role is inside IR35 so I will not be able to benefit from putting the invoice through my company.
Friday 19 February 2021
Still waiting for this bloody contract. After thinking it was just a formality once my checks were complete yesterday they asked for more. They wanted a photo of the back of my drivers licence (don't know why, i'm not applying to be a driver), and they needed me to fill in a new form that could have been sent to me 3 weeks ago!
It's very frustrating but should be all sorted. My consultant who found me the job still thinks i'll be working on Monday, but that would mean they have the facility to log in remotely, this wasn't available at my last place and they gave me two laptops to use.
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Monday 15 February 2021
I took Arwen to see the specialist vet again on Thursday and there's a small amount of improvement. They actually blind folded her good eye and made her cross an obstacle course. She managed it easily so that's good news.
They've reduced her steroid intake now and i'm due back to see them again in 3 weeks time.
Well, we have the car back now and it has a new smell, but it's better than the smell of a smoker. We've also managed to get the hybrid part working and get it slowly charging from a normal plug.
So, we've decided to keep it. It's a lovely car. But I guess it should be at that price.
Here's some interesting facts for you, I've been blogging on and off for 16.8 years. And have a post for 90% of those 6,136 days. On average I make 3 spelling or grammatical errors, and in a given month one of my posts is of interest to one of my few followers.
Although virtually pointless, it has come in handy on several occasions as most of the interesting things that have happen to me over of the years have been covered here and it's quite nice to go back and take a look at what I was up to in years gone by.
Took Arwen out to the Racecourse the other day and for some reason she didn't like the big snowball that someone had made.
Wednesday 10 February 2021
The cleaners were one cleaner down today which meant I had to take the dog out for an extra long walk whilst they were cleaning downstairs. Arwen loved the new walk. I think it could be a new regular walk if given the time.
So, the car was valeted last week but when they returned it the smoke smell was still there, the driver took it back so we're stuck with the courtesy car whilst they try something else. They've basically paid £500 to get a special biohazard clean. I think this is what they use to get rid of the smell of dead bodies.
I should get our car back today, although if it still smells or smells badly of something else we'll need to swap it out for a new car or get our money back.
I was due to start my new contract this Monday coming but there's been delays with some of the referencing and criminal record checks so it looks like it's now been postponed. Pretty frustrating as I can't really do anything with the time off and I don't earn if I have time off.
So, after the initial review by the vet we took her back in the next day for a check up. The vet didn't think Arwen had sight in her right eye. It was still pretty swollen, red and there were no responses to the various tests. They recommended we go to a specialist and they managed to see her that day.
After the appointment the new vet was pretty worried and basically confirmed what our local vet was saying. She gave her some steroids and some eye drops and told us to come back in a few days to see if there was improvement.
Thankfully there was and she was getting a response to some of the tests. I'm due back again tomorrow to see if there is any further treatment.
You wouldn't notice anything was wrong with Arwen in her behaviour, she's been as energetic as ever.