Hello


To tell you the truth, with work and the 'pre-planned' posts I have each week at present, I've sort of forgot how to just write about nothing in particular. The weekly Engagement League Post, the blocktrades/actifit Steemfest ticket post, the (normally) 2 posts I write for the Fantasy League that are sent to chain by acidyo, they all take time, but you wouldn't really say they were creative.

Thank you @steemitri!

Most of my time away from the above on Steem is done curating content on a bunch of alts. By curating, I mean skim-reading and voting, sorry. The workinging week and time wifriends/my daughter at the we weekend have drically reduced the 100+ hours a we week I would normally spend at laptop, mostly on Steem, and so I end up reading and vd voting in a rush, instead writing.

If i do plan to write, it usually involves numbers, which also take time. I've spent numerous days and nights in the past, looking into things I thought could be interesting, and scrapped the lot.

I just want to say hi, to the people kicking about on this Saturday afternoon/evening, how are you doing?


For the past couple of months I've been staying with family and friends, but finally this week have sorted out a place to live. I needed a payday to be able to stick down a months rent and five weeks deposit and now that has arrived, I've spent most of that and will move in to a city centre apartment in 4 weeks time.

The place is small but enough for one, it's close to the (current) workplace and importantly, the transport links are ideal for getting out to see friends and my daughter - who is now old enough to catch the bus into the city. There is also a small gym on site, it's not much but at least there is treadmill, a rowing machine, and one of those all in one deals that are notoriously bad for isolating muscles and not working the surrounding area properly. Still, at least it is something.

Today on my travels around town, I had a look in the cheapo everything store for home goods. Moving back from Spain with 1 big suitcase, 1 small suitcase, and a laptop means I have pretty much zero essentials for everyday use. Duvet, Pillows, Towels, Toaster, Bottle opener, Can opener, and a number of other things I should probably write a list for - I got none of those. Shit...... spoons, and a tea cup. Maybe the last tenant has left the odd piece of cutlery and hopefully the kettle, but probably not.

I'm 6 weeks into the new job, and although I'm growing fond of the people I sit around, the work (when I get given some), is not that interesting. I'm not a high-flier, driven, or overly confident in my ability, but I think I'm worth more than the current position. And so I'm applying elsewhere and have an interview coming up soon. The company I'm interested in (lie - that are interested in me) are based just out of town - not Valencia or anywhere like that, and so I'll still be close to Daughter. It was nice seeing her reaction last week when I said I'd be around for at least a year - I should probably make it 5, until she heads off to University.

This afternoon I stood for 10 minutes or so and listened to a girl busking, she was well above the standard I'm used to hearing and I chucked 2 pounds in her guitar case when it was time to leave. I also had (another) quick go with this litter-picker that is directly on my route home, although the surrounding area was rather free of litter - not surprising I guess, they need to move it and chain it up elsewhere!


So that's me, not going to Thailand next month but planning to save hard for number 5.

How are you?

Cheers

s
Asher


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Smashing!!! It's nice to read an Asher post!! Wise move to look for a more challenging role. Or at least more lucrative and interesting! Go for the five years and by the time that told around she will be at uni, you will be rich on steem and can retire to the continent!! :0)

12.10.2019 19:51
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Yes please, can this be my future thank you!

It's my plan in mind - they usually don't turn out as envisions but I'm game for another try :)

12.10.2019 19:54
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All we can do is try and let the dice land where they will or something similarly profound!! :0D

12.10.2019 19:58
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Well what do you know, the dice has landed next to the fridge which contains a couple more beverages, excellent!

Slowly relaxing and adjusting to the rain clouds, I think I can do a few more years here :)_

12.10.2019 20:17
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Yay, it's all about perspective!! I think I will attempt to make my way to the fridge again, lol

12.10.2019 20:19
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Wayhey laddie, epic stamina!

12.10.2019 20:38
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All the way to the end!! Wahahaha!!

12.10.2019 20:42
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Excellent :) Tesco are still doing the 3 for a 5 Stella 660mls, and so I've gone cheap and dirty with those and a bit posher with a few 'Hazey Dayz' - a find fruity blonde she is too :D

12.10.2019 20:48
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Lol, I've tried that! I quite like it. That is a giant head, how the hell date he show it off as if it's normal!!

12.10.2019 20:54
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Fuck this guy!

He doesn't like my beer and cant poor it for toffee - amateur!

12.10.2019 20:58
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He's a dick!!

12.10.2019 20:59
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Found another who likes it so I like him more, although lets face it, there is only one man you can trust to review your beverages :D

12.10.2019 21:04
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Hehe, a man with a rubber face and a Spanish guitar! Lol

I need to review more not dark ones!

12.10.2019 21:07
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Them 9%'ers in tandem can send a good man crazy :D

12.10.2019 21:24
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Retire incontinent?

12.10.2019 20:05
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Haha! :0D

12.10.2019 20:06
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This is more my present than future :D

12.10.2019 20:08
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Congrats on the apartment and great that the news gave the princess’s the smile a dad in the area and just around is all girls want. The new style of steem life is maybe temporary but you are doing fine ! And I speak for many the numberblogs may take a lot of work but they are highly appreciated, I will be visiting Mallorca so I will say hi to the stuff you left behind 😉

12.10.2019 19:54
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Thank you!

Sorry yes, I did read that you were heading out there soon - sorry I didn't reply there. Have an awesome trip, I hope the weather is still nice - my mother says it's really pleasant right now :D

12.10.2019 19:57
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Daughter in Sevilla says 30 degrees c still so no complaints here

12.10.2019 22:45
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It's hot round there! :D

13.10.2019 14:07
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Loved reading this. (Didn’t skim 🙂) !SHADE 5

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12.10.2019 19:56
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12.10.2019 19:56
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Ahh thanks :D It's nice to ramble a little, I feel better for it.

12.10.2019 19:59
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Hi Asher!
Everything ok here... just having a quiet evening at home ;-)
UK is not like Spain, but you are closer to your daughter :-) Nada sangria amigo!
Did you get the Steemitri-mask?
Have a nice weekend ;-)

12.10.2019 19:56
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Me too, and so I have time to write a little.

OH! I have received your gift! Totally forgot, and I have a photo too - it should have been my opening image - I will fix that!

Fixed! :D :D

12.10.2019 20:00
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LOL!
Great photo, hahaha

12.10.2019 20:13
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My daughter begrudgingly took it a few weeks ago - said I looked 'scary', sorry! :D

12.10.2019 20:17
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a post about the normal crap, how nice!!!

I went to switzerland with a backpack and a carry on...filling a house is annoying, but I most honestly admit...I literally ordered a whole house online by ikea and they even delivered it (including cutlery, ovendishes, sheets everything and honestly....i didnt need to sell an organ even for it)

but yeah dude....a grind!

12.10.2019 20:00
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Game on for normal crap :D

Online would mean i had to wait, for a sheet, or a towel - that's not really an option!

Nice to see you, I hope your weekend is going good :)

12.10.2019 20:10
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Fair enough! I had some time to bridge that delivery gap but indeed...no towels is....yeah uhhh...less comfort I would say, british problems :D

Weekend is sweet! The sailboat was my friend today and checking this gods unchained stuff. Nothing bad to say..bummer we wont see us in Bangkok!

12.10.2019 20:15
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I mentioned that I would be drying myself with the days shirt/t-shirt at work yesterday and got a funny look :D I'm OK with being ghetto, but a towel is nice!

I'm on a boat bitches! I do like saying that for some reason :)

Yeah SF4, I would love to go to Thailand and see a bunch of familiar faces, but it is not to be this year - working on next year starting now!

12.10.2019 20:40
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Hey Asher!!! Nice to hear how you are doing. Your daughter must be pleased to have you sticking around! This weekend's my birthday wkd... caught up with my son and had a lovely lunch in Melbourne, today just gardening and planting a mulberry tree. Xxx

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12.10.2019 20:08
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Thank you :) Yes see was pleased to hear that, I even got a hug - from a Teenager, tough going!

Happy Birthday to you! Family, food, and gardening - what a lovely selection of Birthday activities :)

12.10.2019 20:12
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Aw.. now my son is 22 he hugs me again and its LOVELY. Xxx

12.10.2019 20:17
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haha yeah, there is a drought (speaking as a son) during the teenage years but I remember it ending in the early 20's. Thanks Mums!

12.10.2019 20:41
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Never seen one of those litter jobs before. They should put more of them around.

I remember moving into my first place in Finland and I stole a plate and a knife and fork from the staff kitchen at work. Didn't stop me from throwing parties :)

Looking forward to more of these posts from you.

12.10.2019 20:08
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Yeah pretty cool I though - it's currently chained to the rail behind but I guess it's a good thing that 'everyone' so far has returned the picker thingy.

What a good idea - I should also see what there is to 'borrow' at work. I've recently found the free fruit draw in the canteen, that's a nice touch.

Looking forward to more of these posts from you.

Will try, I was sinking into the i must provide data to make the post original/have value - not good!

12.10.2019 20:14
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Will try, I was sinking into the i must provide data to make the post original/have value - not good!

I struggle to add value at the best of times. I think I should write about 60% less.

12.10.2019 20:22
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Your contributions are more coherent than most, and I appreciate that :)

12.10.2019 20:42
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I think I should write about 60% less.

Haha, 'at the moment' don't worry with all that yet @tarazkp.

Look at this, as the only 'narcotic' that will pay off and is worth to be a drugaddict so far. };)

13.10.2019 09:22
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Good to know that things are going well for you! How fun to have a new apartment and new neighbors!

12.10.2019 20:14
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Thank you Melinda :)

Oh no, what if my neighbors are a bunch of idiots. I'm praying for a hottie :D

12.10.2019 20:18
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I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find hot new neighbors who want to join Steem!

12.10.2019 20:31
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Well that would be just the perfect start to my new surroundings, I think?!

12.10.2019 20:42
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Well that would be just
The perfect start to my new
Surroundings, I think?!

                 - abh12345


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12.10.2019 20:42
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But hot comes first, right?

13.10.2019 00:08
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You have read my mind :D

13.10.2019 14:07
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I will be waiting to hear how it all works out! 😉

13.10.2019 14:35
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Hi. Life. And it doesn't sound all that bad. Sticking around for 5 sounds like a good idea for your quickly growing girl. These are the years mums and daughters tend to fight a lot!!

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12.10.2019 20:16
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Aha, my plan has been spotted :)

She will of course be very welcome to stay, and the bus to school is no problem where I'm staying.

Have a nice evening Paula :)

12.10.2019 20:20
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Have a lovely evening to Asher 😉

12.10.2019 20:21
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Thank you :)

12.10.2019 21:05
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Gday matey. Its Saturday night, i have a St Bernard drooling everywhere, did a post, wife is away with her mate in Portugal. The little one is asleep and i'm struggling to watch Mindhunter while scouring steem for interesting things.

12.10.2019 20:22
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Good evening! Sounds like you are at a loose end somewhat, now the family are in there place and you presumably have a towel (I don't, did i mention that above) for the St Bernard.

I do remember seeing a couple of very humorous comments from you in the past hour or so on 'nonames' post - glad I visited over there :)

12.10.2019 20:45
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Yeah, the whole ET testicles thing was rather fun. To be honest, a towel doesn't work for St Bernard slobber. It just moves it around. Just gotta wash clothes a lot.

12.10.2019 20:48
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I had Space Hoppers and Buster Gonads in mind :)

Enjoy your evening of free washes then from perhaps the quietest member of the family.

12.10.2019 20:56
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'say hi, to the people kicking about on this Saturday afternoon/evening, how are you doing?'
Well, you know, the usual stuff. Titties and beer ...

Good to hear you've found a place for yourself and can move in soon.

12.10.2019 20:58
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Good evening sir :)

Damn, I'm just missing the Titties, but for now the beer will do fine.

Thanks, looking forward to it!

12.10.2019 21:03
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'I'm just missing the Titties]

You are served hand and foot; just posted.

12.10.2019 21:34
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I have seen, no hands or feet but rather super all the same, cheers!

13.10.2019 00:40
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Congrats on the apartment and the interview, Asher. Good to see you're settling in.
Time dor a housewarming party, then ?! :0)

12.10.2019 21:32
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Thank you :)

Slowly I am, and I think when I have this place i'll feel a little better too.

House-warming - that would require some friends - i'll see what I can do!

13.10.2019 00:41
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Great update buddy! Seems like work has many of us quite busy. I did see your post with your daughter and can say that it mist be great to be so close to her! I am glad things are going well!

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12.10.2019 23:04
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Thank you :) Yeah seeing her frequently is far and away the highlight of being back, cheers!

13.10.2019 13:26
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Moving back from Spain with 1 big suitcase, 1 small suitcase, and a laptop means I have pretty much zero essentials for everyday use. Duvet, Pillows, Towels, Toaster, Bottle opener, Can opener....

The curse of those who move around a lot - I must have spent a fortune over the years, buying , leaving, to then yet again , buy exactly the same stuff I've just left behind in a anther country!

12.10.2019 23:07
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Yep, when I left the UK i gave most of my things away - I could do with them back now but too proud to ask :)

13.10.2019 13:26
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....and it doesn't boil water..

13.10.2019 13:51
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True. I was thinking more about the 50 inch TV, which was used to watch this epic film more than once :)

13.10.2019 14:06
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I'm not a high-flier, driven, or overly confident in my ability, but I think I'm worth more than the current position.

Oh shit! no joke? So, none of those interesting predictions and 'optimistic' premonitions written back in the day by Julio Verne, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Raymond Kurzweil and many other brilliant philosophers, futurists and visionaries have yet materialized and come true like to get rid once and for all of our consistent thoughts and sensation that when we work for someone else, we always worth more than the current job position that do we occupy?

13.10.2019 08:30
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I guess not! I like that statement though, and Aldous is probably my favourite author :)

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13.10.2019 11:45
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I am with ya. No Thailand this year but next year...hopeful.

13.10.2019 13:55
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Fair enough. If 2020 is half as good as people are stating, I think I'll be there and hope to see you for some pool lessons :D

13.10.2019 14:05
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13.10.2019 13:55
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13.10.2019 14:06
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Wow @abh12345 ...

"... have drastically reduced the 100+ hours a week I would normally spend at my laptop, mostly on Steem, and so I end up reading and voting in a rush, instead of writing."

... while I don't have time to read every word of the many posts I try to (at least somewhat ...) stay on top of, I don't recall any previous reference to the number of hours you have invested. I guess I am not surprised though. I wonder what the hours would be for @tarazkp. Hard to imagine it wouldn't also be in this range, if not more ...

"The place is small but enough for one, it's close to the (current) workplace and importantly, the transport links are ideal for getting out to see friends and my daughter ..."

Very good to see. The benefits of your new job starting to roll in ...

All the best to you in your new place of employment!

13.10.2019 15:23
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Hi Rob :)

Yes the 100+ hours were probably only 10% on writing posts - a lot is spent looking into data and reading around. Perhaps not the best use of time - now I have to be a bit more organised.

Thanks for the well-wishes, have a great week :)

13.10.2019 15:26
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abh12345,

"To tell you the truth, with work and the 'pre-planned' posts I have each week at present, I've sort of forgot how to just write about nothing in particular..."

... and that "nothing in particular", is everything, when it's something about "something else" aye? I didn't see one important mention on your "list of things"...

Toilet Paper!!

You know... moving is never fun... really. I think it's wonderful that you will be closer to your daughter though. And the phrase I am quite fond of; "Appreciation, and expectation, are two different things...", always comes to mind, when discussing anything 'work' related. I have told my son, many times (like I was told growing up)... "If you find a job, that you love, AND get paid..."

Sounds like you are indeed busy, but wish you luck getting moved in and sorted... and hey, thanks for writing about nothing in particular...

Wes

13.10.2019 15:39
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Thanks Wes

I'm sorry I've not gotten back to you with the discord thing, time has really not been there to give it a good few hours yet.

That Toilet Paper should probably move up the list, and I'd like something to put water in to warm it up also :)

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening.

13.10.2019 20:47
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No worries, my friend...

Like I said, I totally understand "busy"... focus on you first... we will get together soon

13.10.2019 22:39
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With the 3 pifc posts each week alone I find it hard to stay on top of everything when work is busy and I think you are probably juggling more then I am. When it's busy show season like right now it's nearly impossible to do anything other then the minimum and I feel bad for doing that. But when you do 8 weeks in a row with a show, travel to shows, and then spend all week restocking I'm tired by the time I get to play around on steem. My weeks have been 80+ hours of work for 5 weeks now and have 3 more to go...maybe adding 2 more shows in Nov.

Glad you are finding ways to keep plugging away here and more importantly that it sounds like your settling in a little in the real world. Hope your search for a position you enjoy and challenges you works out.

14.10.2019 04:57
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Looks like things are looking up! Congrats with everything👍👍

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