It is Friday, It is a very important Friday for me. The last two days have been the most stressful in my professional life to date. This audit was the first of its kind on the Unit and the first time I had gone through this type of audit. I am exhausted. We are shiny but we can do better and we will. We already have the best team, a great attitude and the 'want'. Walking puppy tonight, I envisioned the plan with perfect clarity, what needs to be done, what the milestones are and what the future vision is and how we can get there. It will be hard work but I will be able to relax a little by Christmas 2010. The Boss would give me a rollicking if he knew that I was thinking about work tonight. I desperately need to redress the work-life balance and make sure that I have plenty of time for me because otherwise, I will end up ill and of no use whatsoever. Tomorrow I drive North. It's Andy and Angie's Bonfire party in the evening. I have been there every year that I have known them. It is traditional and wonderful and full of fun and smiles and the extended family that are my friends. I wouldn't miss it for the world. They are looking forward to us coming and to seeing puppy, their dog died a few weeks ago. He was only 7 and good mates with my old girl - I call her 'puppy' online to protect her identity :wink: - the poor boy had throat cancer. My puppy is 14 and hasn't got long left. She's deteriorating fast now. Her hind legs are getting worse, she's going a little deaf, keeps getting lost (if she loses sight of me) and is wasted after a 5/6 mile walk. She is supremely fit and looks mega-skinny right now because she's just had a bath (and is not impressed) but old age seems to be hitting hard now. It will devastate me when she goes. I saw her being born. She has been my closest friend and is the nearest thing I have to a family. My cat is a nice old boy but he has that way of looking at you as a convenience, the way cats do view humans I suppose. Anyway, enough depressing stuff! On Sunday I shall pick up the last little bits that I left up North before heading up to Manchester with my mate Stu to see Eddie Izzard. I'll be taking a leisurely drive home on Monday, dropping the car off in the evening and I've booked Tuesday as leave as well to recover :lol: I might even stroll into town and do a bit of shopping (can someone put in an order for sunshine please?). The house is clean, my bag is packed and I am going to spend the rest of the evening sketching out my vision.