It means I have more work to do there now, and much more responsibility. I hope I will be worth the trust this customer has in me and my work!
At the same time, a new customer I have "been after" for 1 1/2 years and who I have finally started to work for only shortly before going on holiday, wants to prolong our first contract at least until the end of this year, and will still have work for me to do next year.
With these two big customers and my third one (which is my "personal" one and clearly my favourite) all needing a lot of things done before the 25th of May 2018 (when the new EU privacy regulation becomes legally binding), I will certainly not be without work any time soon.
In September, O.K. and I will have two weeks off together; something I am very much looking forward to. After that, it will be one long and very busy stretch until Christmas. But I am confident I'll handle it well, as long as I make sure I get enough rest on weekends, and do not overdo things on week nights (meaning I have to tell myself to go to bed early enough to catch 7-8 hours sleep).
Here are some pictures of my work place on the ninth floor at the new customer's office. The desk with the white cardigan on the chair is mine. I really like the view across my home town from there, although I do not have much time to enjoy it. The mesh is built into the window; it is less visible to the naked eye than how it appears on camera.
Well, here's to work! I am glad I have a job I really like, and plenty to do. In my life I have never been unemployed, and I hope it stays that way for the next 17 years or so :-)