I’ve been working like crazy over the past few days to deal with a few metaphorical fires that started burning both at my own site and a nearby one, due to the other site’s IT guy being out sick suddenly. Between that, and the heat, and the stress of buying the house, and the overall general stress of existing (you must understand what I mean by that, since you all exist too!), I haven’t been getting a lot of sleep lately.
I also haven’t been biking to work at all this week. Again, between the heat and lack of sleep, it’s hard to muster up the energy in the morning. I did work from home yesterday, due to having worked until 2:30am the night before, which was good, except that I pretty well worked from 8:30am straight through until 10 or 11pm with a short break to play some Diablo 2 around suppertime. Working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be sometimes. Yes, you get to be home, not waste gas and thus money on going into the office, stay in your pyjamas (or in my case, due to the heat, nothing but a pair of shorts) all day, and eat and maybe even catch up on sleep at your leisure. The downsides are that you don’t really actually stop working until people stop bothering you. I easily put in over 10 hours of solid work yesterday. I’m on salary though, so my only solace is that I got to stay home. Well, that, and a member of the other site’s management, with whom I never get along, put in a kudos e-mail to both my direct boss and the president of the company for my efforts. I’m sure we’ll turn around and go back to butting heads in due course.
I’m also reestablishing communications lately with my closest friend. And yes, reestablishing, because we constantly lose and reestablish contact with one another. This is a particular failing of mine, one which Jodi has in the past rightfully chastised me, and one to which I spoke in a recent post. It’s nice to re-connect, and it seems to be coming at a timely juncture, as we can both hopefully help one another work through our particular stresses at the moment (granted, hers involves a thesis, so I think hers trumps mine).
The house situation is putting along. I have to look into insurance, we’re considering getting an inspection anyway even though we don’t really need to, my dad’s money order arrived, and I’ve gotten the lease consent form, purchase and sale, and addenda, to the mortgage brokers. It’s a waiting game again now, though I do have other issues and minutia I should address.
Should, and will. Tomorrow, though. I need sleep now. More desperately than the last time I said so on this blog.