The following extract from my journal is the only one I recorded in relation to the frustration of finding time.
Oh I wish that just because "I said I would do something it could happen". I spent another day flat out and the evening was also very busy... so nothing has been done.. I did manage to spend a little time on the Internet looking to see if there is any matrix already done for comparing Microsoft Office against Open Office. I had some success, but nothing to the granularity I need. So I guess it is up-to-me. I could not even find a specification from Microsoft on the features of Microsoft Office.
No-one an change the situation apart from me. So I will have to construct strategies to ensure that I balance my studies, family and work in a framework that can co-exist.