The day in the office started a bit lonely, as one of my guys is still on holiday, one was working from home for the morning and the rest are in Budapest. We had a meeting at 10am, which was a bit stiff as I think it takes practice to make a group of people who are distant from each other feel like they're close.
During much of the rest of the day, I indulged myself in completing a task I'd started at the tail end of last year. I was writing a program to solve a big problem that I've had at the forefront of my worries list for a long time. I won't go into detail, but I reckon that my "two day solution" will break the back of the problem. I'll find out soon enough.
I like programming - it's what I do. I have also to bear in mind that my team feel the same way and they have also been denied the chance to do that. So, enabling them to have some coding time is going to be an objective.
It's strange - I can see that as I talk about work, my use of language changes. I get boring. I don't want to be boring. But we all have to work. And I quite like my job at the moment.
I also called the tax people today and reversed the tax error, which caused me to get a 50% bonus on my last pay cheque. Sadly, this money will have to be paid back - the sooner the better. Better get it done sooner, I think. I told the tax man and I think it will all be sorted out by Feb.