Tomorrow is my first day back at work for the year. I feel like I’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to work and what our processes are. I’ve been working on my sleeping pattern for the last couple of days so that it’s hopefully not too difficult for me to wake up at 5:00 am on Monday morning, but who knows if that’s even possible.

I also have to go to the local hardware store close to Bayside to pick up materials for Monday’s job. I almost forgot I had to do that until the apprentice texted me last night asking what he should pick up. It’s crazy how easily work is forgotten when you’re not doing it every day. It’s this thing that isn’t important to me in the slightest and so I don’t care about it. I only work to make a living and that’s all. “Work to live not live to work” – that’s my motto. 

I think I’m going to find it hard to return to work. I’ve had such a good time relaxing over the break that it’s made me realise just how much I enjoy not working. I mean, I always knew that working wasn’t my favourite thing to do but I didn’t hate it. Now I think when I return I’ll slowly start resent having to work on the 6:00 am–3:00 pm grind.

On my shopping list, the main thing I need to get is common building supplies. In Cheltenham, it’s easy to get building supplies at the local hardware store, which is why I chose to live in Cheltenham when I bought my house. I wanted to minimise the amount of travel time I had to do for work. You know I don’t even get paid to pick up this stuff when I do it in my own time? But I can’t do it on company time because we have so much work to do.