The day has gone quite well and I felt rather good about things. I spent the morning getting ready for tomorrow afternoon’s governors’ meeting – I know, a whole day in advance! – and did other work in the afternoon, feeling quite cheerful and ready to reward myself with a glass of wine before 6 o’clock. It was just as well that the Sage arrived home just then, as he had pushed the cork back into the bottle last night with such energy that I couldn’t get it out. Even he found it quite a struggle. I secured it myself tonight so that I can manage tomorrow. I’ll be late drinking tomorrow, mind you, I’ve got three meetings, one after another, from noon until nearly 6, and then I’m going to the blood donors.
The 23 report forms that I combined into a single PDF yesterday has thrown up a peculiarity. One chairman wrote rather huffily to say that I’d altered what he had written. He didn’t suggest I’d done it on purpose, but evidently thought I’d been careless. I explained that I’d not done anything to it, just added it to all the others, and on my copy it was exactly as he had sent it to me. Bemusingly, it had altered in the sending or receiving. I’ve now send out his individual form to everyone, asking if they will compare it with the combined version, and so far I’ve had one reply saying that it is not the same. Fortunately, it won’t be up to me to solve the problem. If I’m really lucky, they will decide to abandon Nuance in favour of something that works on a Mac.
That reminds me, I’ve got to alter an address book and send another email, welcoming a new chairman. All this damn politeness. So not me. As you know, darlings, I am a grumpy and surly old bat by nature, and my cheery outward persona is all for show.
Toodle-pip. Have a lovely evening.