Well, what can I say?  the only way I can describe the situation is by using the epigram that summarizes into ” Murphy’s Law!”  You know, ” if shit can happen, it will!”

For the last five days, I’ve been working hard to get my audio recordings finished. I say days what I really mean is a couple of hours in the evening.  Yes. Unfortunately, I still have to go to my day job because my Internet income isn’t enough to sustain my lifestyle, not yet anyway.

 

So by the the time I get home, if I’m lucky and there are no tube train delays, it’s just before 6 or at the latest by 6 pm.   However, lately, there’s been tube delays every day for one reason or another so I’ve been getting home more like 6.30 or even 7 pm. 

 

By the time I cook some dinner, yes, I do have to cook my own dinner! and eat it, it’s more like 8, 8.30.  and, yes, I am a slow eater! though a fast cook!

 

And I do like to watch “The Unit”  it’s a great action packed TV series that they show a few back to back episode of during the week end and my son records for me  So we can watch it together,  one episode a day during the week.  Except for Wednesdays, when we watch “leverage”. 

 

Any way not to get side tracked talking about TV shows, I’ve been spending about two to three hours an evening on the recording.

 

But you know what?  It’s been going quite slow.  I start well but half way through the recording my voice changes!  I get this feeling like some one’s grabbed hold of my throat and is squeezing the air out of my lungs!

 

Drinking water doesn’t help, so I’ve been drinking pineapple and coconut juice that seems to help a bit but it’s a sugary drink and I don’t like drinking it too much especially at night because it gives me insomnia! that’s been another problem that I won’t talk about now.

 

Besides all that, just when I got the hang of the software and got my voice sorted with honey and jasmine tea, what happens?  My stupid computer conks out again losing all my latest work.  Yeah I had back up but the back up was not quite up-to-date because I was just in the middle of the recording!

 

OK so that’s not so disastrous is it?  I only have to do it again and not quite from the beginning…..  So I’ve now done three of the eight recordings,  the PowerPoint’s and the silent videos.  All I need to do now is to put the voice track on the videos.  Simple right?   Wrong!

 

I wanted to try to put the voice and the video together, before finishing all the audio recordings to see how it works.  I had to buy a new software for this and learn how to use it but I won’t talk about that now either.

 

Guess what!     Errrrrhm!  the video and Audio are totally out of sync! 

 

It seems the more I do the less I achieve!

 

So what else can happen? a heart attack? a stroke?  an earth quake or tsunami?  Whatever!

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