About 5pm this afternoon I had a real crash – I almost fell asleep at that time, and I would have if it had not been for a phone call from a potential client. This one asked for a quote, and as a concession told me that I would not be needing to come and visit him. Given that this job would be in an unstable part of the world this is a worthwhile concession.

I was literally on the couch when the phone came in, about to fall asleep. Tonight I will try to stay awake as late as possible so that I can get back to normal hours.

A friend of mine has just forwarded me photos of the JetBlue airbus that had an issue with the front wheel on takeoff in LA last week. It shows you how much damage was done to the front wheel when the plane landed. Actually I would have expected more damage to the front wheel on landing.