flotsam

First day back – the day broken down

I gave up and slept at 7:30pm. I just couldn’t keep myself up any later.

But to my body that was the wee hours, not an afternoon nap. So at 4:17am I am awake again. Initially confused and then able to locate myself in time and space: I’m home.

And I’m up too early, for where I am. Try to go back to sleep for a while.

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Zzzz

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7:30. Alarm. Nope.

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7:49. Ok maybe I’ll move. Anyway, coffee would be a good idea.

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8:00. Log on at work

8:05. Actually get logged on.

8:06. Reach out to the local client with an issue on Friday, to see if she still needs help.

8:10. Try to trouble shoot the Asia issue that came in over the long weekend.

8:44. Can’t fix the Asia issue from here, but send them tips of stuff to try that might help.

9:05. Check in with the boss on every thing that came in. Start to fix the thing he broke.

9:45. Get thoroughly confused about what is happening here with the thing he broke, and have to reconfirm with the boss on what I’m looking at. Go back to fixing.

10:00. Team meeting to divvy our projects.

1:00. Realize food might be good. Microwave some Lean Cuisine pad thai.

1:05. Beep beep beep food. Taste & add sriracha. Mix well.

1:10. Realize there’s egg in the pad thai. Spend time fishing the bigger pieces out because otherwise (vomit).

1:44. Done fixing the thing for my boss.

1:45. Have a 10-minute WebEx with the client from 8:06 and get her squared away.

1:55. Send the simple email to the people with the questions that we keep explaining that a different team has to answer.

2:00. Check over the thing that the team did exactly right in my absence but felt better if I looked at it.

2:05. Start drafting the email to explain the big hairy complicated thing that came in while I was out.

3:20. Dang that was a loooong email. Send to my team to make sure it makes sense.

3:22. Follow up 2 other issues that came in.

4:20. Review the content for tomorrow’s morning meeting. Also my boss confirms the 3:20 email is perfect (his word).

4:47. Touch base with my teammate about a different hairy mess they got while I was out.

4:50. Start tinkering solutions for the 4:47 issue.

4:51. Realize I’m missing incoming prayer requests. Pause to pray for them.

4:57. Start programming options for the 4:47 item. Multiple false starts ensue as I work through the nuances.

5:24. Pause to webex a solution for a friend’s Excel question.

5:27. Go back to programming.

6:30. Realize it’s crazy late and I should be “done” for the day.

6:44. No really. Be. Done.

7:30. For the love of all that’s holy… Get off the computer and go have dinner. Or go to bed. Or something!

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Ok so. Yeah. I’m totally back.

And having had dinner and watched a little TV and taken a little cold meds I think I will just…

Zzzzzzzzz

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