Jonathan: Back to bed? A dreich morning it is – grey, drizzly and windy with nothing to see beyond the garden walls but a greeny-grey slate-like sea merging into dreary mirky mist. So probably best to give outdoor jobs a rest today (and at this time of year most jobs seem to be outdoors) and concentrate on civil engineering work. Now, what’s on the menu for today? Ah yes, there’s Bunt Mills Roundabout on the A414 in Harlow – now on the final leg, adjusting the vertical alignment. Or, there’s the wind turbine project at Gob Sgurabhal in Barra – now trying to progress decisions on transport of the wind turbines and cranes. The latter project is my main income-earner at present – I’ve beem appointed by the client as their engineer and CDM Co-ordinator. At least in theory it is and I have, but until the turbine is up and running they’re strapped for cash and though I’ve been working on this for nearly three months I haven’t yet received a single penny of payment! At least with Mouchel, being staff, if I do the work and fill in the timesheet, I do get paid at the end of the same month! Our bank account is in pretty desperate need of a boost, and as the Mouchel monthly accounting date at the end of this week, today’s priority has got to be Burnt Mills Roundabout. So, not back to bed, but off – metaphorically at least – to distant Harlow in Essex.