Slow Progress / Big News / Time Out

Last month was very slow, development wise. I guess I’ve just been a bit burnt out from the frenetic pace I maintained when developing CaseDetective 1.2.

There have also been quite a few outside influences on my time, and some things have tended to play on my mind about the future, which held me back as I wondered how I’m going to have the time to fit everything in, and generally procrastinated.

The biggest thing in my life just now, and that is very much changing the way I see the future, is that Mandy and I have some fantastic news to share, we are going to have a baby, “due” April 4th.

As you might imagine, even though this has been planned and looked forward to for quite a while, and we’ve know about it for a couple of months now, when you sit down and start to think about how to fit everything in when you already don’t have enough hours in the day, it’s kind of over-whelming.

Some very good friends of ours have recently had a gorgeous bundle of joy (called Karis) drop into their lives (about 8 weeks early), it’s been a right eye-opener on just how much work a newborn can be. They are totally smitten and love her to bits, but I’m sure the sleepless nights and general constant attention that a newborn requires is very hard on the body and mind, and may just affect how much development I can get in on an evening come next spring! :-)

I’ve decided to just “go with the flow” at present, I feel like time spent catching up with friends and family, getting ready for the new arrival, acting on those self improvement ideas, getting a bit fitter, learning a few new skills and generally having a bit more fun is very much called for. I’m not going to beat myself up about not getting much development done just now.

I’m sure my brain will switch back into “work like crazy” mode at some point, when it’s ready, hopefully before I have no time to act on it!

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  1. Congratulations to you and Mandy!

  2. Thanks Phil!

  3. Hooray for you! Congratulations!

    Austin, TX

  4. Congrats Ian! I have two little ones myself; they’ll keep you plenty busy!

    – Paul

  5. Thanks Drew, thanks Paul.

    Paul, you work from home don’t you, how does that work out with a couple of rug rats to contend with? Good to be able to see lots of them, but does it interrupt your work day?

  6. On the days my wife is also working, the kids are in day care. When my wife is home with the kids, we’ve set up a rule: I just keep my office door closed if I don’t want to be interrupted.

    – Paul

  7. Congrats!

  8. Cheers Michael.

    Paul, I tried the “door closed” mechanism while I was working from home too. It worked for the most part, but not always, so I expect having kids makes it a little less effective. Maybe one day I’ll be back working at home and able to test it again!

  9. You randy old sod!

    Congratulations to you both!

  10. Cheers Gerard!