Wow, so much has happened with everybody since I was last here!
Hope you're recovering well RB.
I'm pretty much in the same position I was 18 months ago, trainee web and MIS developer, still trying to learn C#, MVC, ASP.net etc. but badly.
I've recently taken up learning Polish on the Duolingo program on my phone. Finding the strange spellings a lot easier than I expected
We've had a fair bit of bad news with the college I work in over the last year.
We're in big financial trouble. Last year we had to lose 100 posts to reduce spending, plus sell off several of our satellite buildings. Then the principal left with less than 1 day's notice! We've got a temporary principal in now with a finance guy trying to get us out of the cack.
We need to save around £23 million in order to pay back all the loans etc. that we have, and on Tuesday this week we had a whole college meeting where the new principal pretty much said that we need to lose a lot more people, starting with the exec team and management! He's aiming to save around £400k by getting rid of these people by February, then there will be further staff reductions from other areas next year!
Being only a trainee, I'm not expecting to be working here this time next year. Hopefully the work I'm doing is enough to keep me here though, seeing as I'm currently the sole developer of our CRM system and am in the process of moving the old CRM 4 system into the new CRM 365 one.
Outside of work, I'm mostly good. My sis-in-law had a bit of a tiff with my eldest niece's boyfriend in September and none of us have seen my niece or her children since. Thankfully, they have started to text each other, and last weekend my niece asked if she could go round with the kids. I haven't heard if she actually did go though.
My home has had a new roof installed, and we also took the opportunity while the attic was empty to put down proper flooring in there and fix the shelves and lighting.
Unfortunately, almost as soon as the roof was finished and the floor done, we started finding mice up there!? Didn't see a single one during the two weeks it was empty!
We put down traps and caught 11 of them over a few weeks. Then we found a loose brick between our attic and next doors, so we blocked it up, and haven't had another mouse since