>And the good news is …

>At approximately 6:15pm yesterday my hot water came back on. The central heating promptly switched off but after another struggle, all was fixed. I’m going to need a whole new central heating system at some point, but right now all is well.

Confidential job #1 has finally gone off to the customer for approval and should be published at the beginning of February. We all worked quite hard on this one, it was a new product anyway so nothing to base this one on, new to the publisher and they wanted to get it right, and very new to me. I had quite the learning curve but I did enjoy it and I know I’ll be as chuffed as ever with the finished product. I’m assured it looks “really good”. Once it’s published I’m hoping I can blab about it so everyone can dash out and buy one. (And my ed just said that I could.)

But the even betterer news is … there’s a confidential job #2 on the way now, which is the first natural follow-on from this one (summer to its spring). Re-ee-sult! And the best thing is, this one (these 2) came to me, I didn’t have to go hunting for them.

It’s about time the news turned good and stayed good.

There’s the possibility of confidential job #3 too, a different project this time, and then maybe we’ll have a winter version of #1/#2. If this keeps up I won’t have to try so hard to get that much more extra work, and now my budget finally seems to have settled down … well, let’s just hope this bubble doesn’t burst just yet – I’m not going to get too complacent too soon, especially after what was rattling down the grapevine at work yesterday.

I’ve sent my invoice off now, but next time I’m to send it as soon as I’ve delivered, regardless of any amendments.

If you don’t mind indulging me, I’d just like to allow myself a teensy weensy …



18 thoughts on “>And the good news is …

  1. Becky 21 January 2010 / 10:10 am

    >Thats great news Diane πŸ™‚ It's a wonderful feeling when things just seem to click into place all at once isn't it. To see and feel the results and rewards of so much hard work…. Well done πŸ™‚


  2. Diane 21 January 2010 / 10:19 am

    >Thank you. It might have come at just the right time too …


  3. Josie 21 January 2010 / 1:58 pm

    >well done! and good that you've got hot water again too!Josie x


  4. carolwarham 21 January 2010 / 1:59 pm

    >Fantastic news, so pleased for you………oh and the news on the writing was good also:-)And another WHoo-Hoo.


  5. Diane 21 January 2010 / 2:28 pm

    >Josie: I think I had the best bath in the world last night. :o)


  6. Diane 21 January 2010 / 2:28 pm

    >Carol: Ha ha, knew you'd pick up on the order of that. :oD


  7. Diane 21 January 2010 / 3:15 pm

    >Thank you. I'm really very chuffed.


  8. Josie 21 January 2010 / 3:59 pm

    >so now you're crinkly bottom! πŸ™‚ Josie x


  9. Diane 21 January 2010 / 4:04 pm

    >Absolutely! All that sitting for many hour in lovely hot water. :o)


  10. Lacey Devlin 22 January 2010 / 12:25 am

    >Wonderful news! It must be such a relief to have your hot water back too πŸ˜€


  11. Diane 22 January 2010 / 9:56 am

    >It's good that things finally seem to be going right.


  12. The villager: 22 January 2010 / 10:10 am

    >Glad you got some heating and water back….rather essential at this time of year…..


  13. Diane 22 January 2010 / 11:44 am

    >I grew up with just an electric fire in the lounge and ice inside the windows in every other room in the house, but hot water always had a switch where you could at least give it about 30 minutes' notice to warm up. This hot water on tap business didn't take long to get used to, but I didn't half miss it when it wasn't there. Heating I can do without so long as I have a fire somewhere. And hot water – or the ability to boil water.


  14. Lori 22 January 2010 / 1:56 pm

    >Woo hoo back atcha! :)) Way to go, Diane!


  15. Diane 22 January 2010 / 2:36 pm

    >Thank you! :oD


  16. Jarmara Falconer 22 January 2010 / 7:47 pm

    >I think all this wonderful news calls for a glass of something good and a long dip in a hot bath. Well done, Diane


  17. Diane 25 January 2010 / 10:30 am

    >What an excellent idea, Jarmara. With hot water now I've been able to do that plenty of times.


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