The Setup: what tools I use to get shit done. #A blogjune post


Inspired by reading some #blogjune literature earlier in the week, and snail’s encouragement to participate in this particular thread proposed by Paul Hagon.

What tools do you use to get your job done?

  1. Who are you, and what do you do?

2. What hardware do you use?

3. And what software?

4. What would be your dream setup?

Well, here goes.

Ko Hana Whaanga ahau. No Alicetown Playcentre whare tākaro ahau. Mess

  1. I am a stay-at-home Mum and have been for the past five years. I am a relationship manager; domestic engineer; project manager; micro-manager; problem-solver; counsellor; mediator; nurse; motivational speaker; leaning post; child development coach; teacher; connector; educator; librarian; chef. I do it all. Or at the very least, try.
  2. Definition of hardware from Merriam-Webster,

  major items of equipment or their components used for a particular purpose

LunchboxesThe kitchen – tap, sink, microwave, oven, running warm water, bibs, face cloths, plates, bowls, cups and utensils –> to feed and fuel the children

The laundry – washing machine, washing powder, soap, tap sink, nappy buckets, washing basket, laundry baskets –> to keep us in relatively presentable clothes.

The bathroom – wharepaku, tap, sink, Washing basket DIYface cloths, bath, face cloths –> to keep us clean and presentable to the outside world

Bedroom – bed (sheets, brolly sheets, pillow, blue cat, tigey, duvet etc) –> so we can rest and sleep comfortably between day shifts

Other miscelaneous hardware – heaters, to provide warmth. A few more I can’t think of right now.

The van –> for transportation of important beings from A to B and Buggy and scooterssometimes C and D. (and occasionally E, F, G, H, I and J, and K and once or twice a year, L)

Buggy and two scooters.

3. Definition of software from Merriam-Webster,

something used or associated with and usually contrasted with hardware

But you can’t use the antonym in the definition… gah.

Ok, I can’t keep up the sarcasm. Software you ask? What software do I use to do my job? My children. Can they be classed as software. They are a real contrast to the hardware. They are as malliable as they come. They are the most un-hardware (software??)-like creatures you can get. And when you list all the hardware required for the role (required is a strong word, lets just say, all this hardware makes this role easier in the western world). It just makes sense that the essential software addition in the equation is children. You make up a joke about what software I use.

4. And what would be my dream setup?

I am happy with my current setup thank you



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