Woke up to thunder and lightning this morning, it was fantastic!
The drive to work in the teeming rain was less fantastic, as was having to share the roads with dickheads who don't know how to drive in the rain. Sheesh.
Work has introduced a thing whereby you can buy extra time off. Normally, if you run out of accrued leave and need to take more, it becomes leave without pay which is no fun financially. Now with the bought leave, you still lose the pay for those days but the cost is spread over your salary for 12 months. Quite a sensible idea, really. Good to know there's options if needed rather than just taking time off and not getting paid.
Combat kitchenware. Oh yeah...