Mar 18, 2018
Jessica and the two biggest girls went for a walk in the morning. I stayed in bed with Frida, as she had woken up as well. We eventually got up and made breakfast. With the other girls home we had breakfast. After breakfast I took Sofia out to practise on her bike. From there we went in and had morning tea. After morning tea our laundry marathon began. It was hot and windy today, so we did laundry, and lots of it. I think we did 8 loads, or more. The machine was going constantly between about 9 and about 17. We hung, we took in, we put away. That was pretty much what we did all day. It was good it got done, as we are now much lower on laundry to be done. We made kokosbollar for fika and the kids enjoyed making their own and eating them right away. From there it was more laundry, rubbish and bathing kids. I cooked dinner. After dinner it was the usual routine until bedtime.
Mar 17, 2018
Evie was up in the night, several times, for no good reason. We did get up around eight thirty. We had breakfast and then we walked the kids over to granny and left them there. Jessica and I then drove down to the village and first bought some coffee and then bought a gift for Hannah. Back home we picked up the kids and then had lunch. After lunch we drove to Katoomba and visited Hannah and her new house. We stayed a bit longer than we should have, so we left at about four. At home we made dinner right away but I had to leave before it was ready to talk to farmor and farfar as usual. From there it was usual routine until bedtime.
Mar 16, 2018
I got up and made the train. At work it was a quiet morning until everyone was in. First was our Town Hall which had some nice (but not public) news. From there it was standup. After standup I had a short break of an hour in which time I tried to fix a bug. We then had retro and from retro it was Anna's farewell lunch. After lunch it was tea. Then a short break before we had the last meeting. I was originally not needed, but was asked to join later. From there it was pretty much home time. I spent the last few minutes reviewing a document. I left the office in time to be on the 16.04 train home. On the train I did some WD work, happily completing it for first round of testing. I then played openttd with what little time I had left.
Mar 15, 2018
I got up and made the train, which was good. At the office I had a quick breakfast before heading out and seeing Joey. We walked to the Domain while talking about stuff. It was good. Back at the office I tried to find a bug to fix and reproduce. We had standup and then it was more work on trying to fix the bug I had picked. At 11:30 I had a meeting with Kristy to decide something, but we invited Justin and Juan as well, so now it no longer took just 30 min, but an hour. It was good though, I think we covered all the details about it and made a decision. After that it was lunch. After lunch it was more bug and then it was time for an estimation session. It ran for the allocated hour. After that I had a handover meeting with Kristy as she is taking over being feature lead for the feature I'm leading. She has never done it before, and I have done it many a time, so I was happy to give it to her. After that Lucy asked for a chat, so we sat in the kitchen and spoke about scrum, estimation, and a few other bits and pieces. It was a good chat, but it did delay me going home. I rushed out and with not many minutes to spare I made the 16.05 train home. On the train I did WD stuff. It should now be functional for the new world, but I still need a little bit more tidying up before I can hand it over for testing. Not long before Penrith I had had enough, judging by how little time I had left it didn't feel like starting a BSG episode was meaningful so I played some openttd.
Mar 14, 2018
I slept in quite a bit today, I guess my alarm went off but I didn't notice. Luckily it did not matter. I had today off for medical leave. I helped get the kids ready, while Jessica took the kids to school Frida and I stayed home (and watched Frozen). The plumber arrived and did work. At nine thirty Bryan arrived and took me down to Marsden in Penrith for my annual eye check. All up it took about an hour, everything is fine which is a relief. I then came home and listened to pod casts as my pupils were dilated so I could not read or use any bright screens. I had lunch with the girls and then went and laid down in our bedroom for a bit. I think I may have slept as well. I got up and played some playdough with Frida while Jessica picked up the kids. At home we had fika and then Jessica went shopping with Evie while Sofia, Frida and I went outside for a bit. Back inside again I swapped out of my sunnies for the first time today and started cooking. Jessica came home and we had dinner and then it was normal routine until bedtime. By bedtime my eyes were pretty normal, but still felt tired.
Mar 13, 2018
I slept in today, I heard the alarm go off, the radio went on, but the news came (and I heard them) but I didn't get up. I only got up at 6.20 and I need to be out the door at 6:15 to make my train. I did make the next train though. I arrived at the office at eight. I had bits and pieces to do in the morning. I continued on the feature lead stuff I was doing. I didn't write today, I just had lunch with the team, which was good. After lunch I had a long 1:1 with Lucy. We spent a good chunk of time talking about the feature, as it now looks like we will be delayed by things outside of our direct control. After that it was back to work and more little things. I looked for a small bug to fix but it was hard to find any. I also cleared out old e-mails. I left the office in time to be on the 16.05 train home. On the train I did some WD work, and then started more BSG, but didn't feel like it so I fell back on openttd until home.
Mar 12, 2018
It was oh so hard to get out of bed this morning. I made it up so I was at the office at about 6:45. I had breakfast with the girls and then returned to work. The big girls went to school and then Frida, Jessica and I went and dropped Frida off at pre-school. I came home and made tea to have with Jessica. I finished it at my desk. I closed my bug and then turned to administrative tasks instead. I am leading a feature and sigh lots of stuff that needs to happen for that. Jessica came home for lunch and together we did some exercise before lunch and then had lunch together. I then returned to my work and spent the rest of the day getting pages filled out, tickets created etc. At about ten past three I went and picked up Frida. I then returned to work after the big girls were back home. I finished work after about eight and a half hour of work. I then went outside with Jessica and we fertilised some plants. Back inside we did our usual routine, I emptied the dishwasher while Jessica cooked. After dinner it was bedtime for tired girls. Evie was fussing in the night, silly girl, but she went to sleep eventually.
Mar 11, 2018
We slept long and well today. Sofia came in around seven thirty and we got up after eight. Sofia had by then already made breakfast for us. We had breakfast and then I showered. We got Sofia ready as she was supposed to go to a friend's house today. They said they would come and pick her up around 9. By 10.10 we asked them if they were coming. They replied and said '10.30, sorry running late'. They arrived at 11.15. We had an early lunch at 11.30 and then walked over to granny. They needed help with printer (and a few other technical things). While I did that Jessica and Bryan swapped carseats as we think the one that was in granny's car was narrower than the one we had and thus giving Sofia more room. With that done Jessica and I went home and paid my tax bill. From there we picked up the girls and went to the shop and got petrol (fun fact, the car predicted we'd get about 530km out of the tank after refuelling, a Tesla would have, with current Australian electricity prices driven 1200km for the same money. I'm looking forward to not have to deal with petrol). Back home we did some gardening and I then gave the kids a bath while Jessica cooked dinner. With the kids clean I made mango ice cream for desert and then dinner. Sofia came home before the sun was down and got some ice cream and shortly after they were all in bed.
Mar 10, 2018
We got up and got everyone ready. We dropped the kids off at Granny at around nine and then drove down to penrith to attend the 'Live your life' diabetes expo. We had morning tea there, attended the 'type 1' sessions. We ate lunch and then we left. It was going all afternoon, but we opted to not stay, the rest of the sessions were only moderately interesting to us. At home we picked up the girls and it was time to make fika. We made tea and hot cross buns and went to the park and had a little picknic in the grass. The kids really liked it, kicking ball and collecting things. From there we came home and made dinner. After dinner it was parents talking time again, as usual for Saturday.
Mar 9, 2018
I got up and made the train. It was cutting it tight but I made it. At the office I started work on my bug, and then had tea, and then town hall, then standup, then meeting with support. From there I picked up a support case, as we had a few in the queue. We then went for a team lunch just for my subteam, but we're 9 people now, so it is not so small any more. After lunch I did more support casing, it was a hard and mysterious case. In the afternoon we had demos, which ran for a bit more than the allocated hour, so I left the office just past five. I missed the 17.18 by a smidgen, but missed it nonetheless. I was on the 17.33 train home. On the train I was quite tired after a long day so I just watched BSG and then I was home, pretty much.