I seem to have hit something of a block. It tends to be the case that if I have a couple of tasks that need doing, they end up becoming bottlenecks for just about everything…the result of course is that nothing gets done. I s’pose the big one in my head, which I’ve been putting off for years, is getting rid of dad’s books. There’s about 3,000 or so of them, all in boxes. I really need to move them in the next week or so. It’s been hard to make the call though. I have kept a couple hundred for myself but can’t quite bring myself to call secondhand bookshops/bookfairs to get rid of the rest. Partly, I tend to get quite nervous/shy about making phonecalls, and partly it’s a big chunk of dad. I need to get rid of them but it’s hard to take the final action.
Speaking of phonecalls, I have a few of those building up now, not least getting the lightbulb fixed in my study/computer room. It’s a strange bulb setup I’ve never seen before nor can I work it out. All I need to do is call a sparky and I’ve been putting that off too. I did at least manage to call Telstra and get a landline connected to my flat for the first time. I needed a landline in order to get an ADSL connection. I’m getting a Naked ADSL connection which means the phone will be disconnected once the ADSL is established. Now I’m just waiting for Telstra to send me the account number so I can give it to my ISP. I s’pose I could call Telstra to ask for it but I’ve not been keen on that either.
As a consequence of things like these, other things don’t get done – like blogging, or organising, or just the day to day. Yet, when I’m work mode I get lots done…which is probably a good thing. I just wish I could get the work mode to work for home mode.
Other things I need to include writing up a report of the ALIA Library Camp I co-convened in Brissie in September, plus the Library Camp I attended in Perth a few weeks ago. I daresay I still have more things to write on ebooks, good and bad.
I’ll get there