Life update

Primarily for the benefit of people who I still keep in touch with but don’t see in person very often…

All the urgent jobs on my house are complete, including the unexpected expense of having to replace the garage roof when it started to break up (the original installers did a shoddy job, using straw instead of boards). The house still needs a rewire and a new kitchen, but I suspect it will be the end of the year before I can afford the latter.

Job-wise, things are very quiet. I’ve now reached the stage where I have virtually nothing left to do, as all the major programming projects have been completed.

More than anything, I feel that I’m just coasting along, and I’m not sure where to go next. I think I’ve reached the maximum of what I can earn as a developer in Manchester, but I have little commercial management experience to push me up onto the next level (most of my experience in that area is from the voluntary sector). At the moment I’m looking for things to do in my free day (usually Wednesday). So far I’ve had little success with the charities in Bury – either I don’t hear back or I find that there’s a huge personal liability involved (e.g. organisations which own properties and employ staff without incorporating).