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Recent events in my life [Dec. 20th, 2004|05:24 am]
[Current Mood |threadbare]
[Current Music |the alarm clock]

I haven't posted one of these in a while, so: here is what's been going on in my life since about August.

5:00: Get up, take shower. Smooch sleepy wife goodbye.
6:10: Arrive at office. Open up editor, compiler, and research notebook.
3:45: Save and commit source code. Go home.
4:15: Smooch wife goodbye and ask her to tell kitties hello for me.
4:20: Exercise for 30-45 minutes, often a little too hard.
5:00: Sit down on couch. Remove laptop from backpack. Open up editor, compiler, and research notebook.
7:30: Smooch wife hello as she arrives home from kitty city.
8:00: Close editor, compiler, and research notebook after making "you are here" notes for the next morning. Eat dinner, do housework, pay bills, sometimes even relax for 45 minutes.
9:30: Go to bed. Cycle repeats.

Saturday: Work from home for half a day. Do housework and unwind (whatever that means) for the rest of the day.
Sunday: Try (in vain) to catch up on all the email, chores, letters, and phone messages that have built up in the past few days. I'm lucky if I can read them all, especially now that I get large amounts of spam about PREMIUM REPLICA WATCHES.

My combined vacation + flex time balance at work is now 263 hours. That is not likely to climb much between now and January, as I have no way to modify my timecards (we had to submit them early for end-of-year shutdown), and in any event I am not likely to work at all next week while I'm home.

Ever wonder why I sound so tired and why I don't write too often? This is why. Back in August I was given a two-person project with a five-month deadline. I was asked for regular progress reports and sent on my way. Assuming I can pull it off -- and right now, it looks like I'll manage it -- many very good things will happen at work. It takes an awful toll on me, though. Just ask willowisp, echoweaver, raira, lowapproach, erish, tyee...

[User Picture]From: sylke
2004-12-20 05:38 am (UTC)
*hugs* Glad you're still surviving and getting close to done with the project. :)
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[User Picture]From: dnabre
2004-12-20 06:00 am (UTC)
Can't help but notice there's no actual work listed between 'arrive at office' and 'go home'.

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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2004-12-20 06:21 pm (UTC)
Where's the Narn Bat Squad when you need it? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2004-12-20 06:21 pm (UTC)

Hang in there, and hoping you recieve what you deserve at the end of it all.
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[User Picture]From: rickybuchanan
2004-12-20 08:41 pm (UTC)
Ditto muchly to what he said! Hoping for Many Good Things (TM) when you get to the end. No dickhead manager on EARTH could say you didn't deserve every single thing you ever wanted.

But be careful, ok? Don't let them make you totally crazy.

Love always,
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[User Picture]From: raira
2004-12-23 10:10 am (UTC)
Tell me things are going to be better after 'go live'?

And yeah, I know, you've been exhausted. :P I hope you get a chance to get a break soon. You really deserve it.

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