Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Operation of Daily Busyness

Man oh man oh man, life has been nothing but non-stop busy for the past two weeks or so.  Now, at 10:53pm on a Wednesday night, it's still running headlong into the perpetual motion of busyness.  I'm exhausted and sore and ready to go to sleep, but I haven't posted in a while and I really feel the need to at least get something out there.

A few weeks ago my boss told me that the project I was working on at MLC was coming up for a progress report (similar to the thing I did last year and got very nervous over).  I have got quite a bit done on the project, but I guess I'm still too new on the job to have much confidence.  Plus, a lot of stuff is designed to the discretion of the engineer, using the engineer's best judgment.  I love those sort of vague guidelines.  Anyway, at work I've been very busy trying to wrap up the stuff I've been working on.

Then, on Monday morn, my work computer would not turn on.  It has a few of my files on it, but fortunately most of my project stuff is saved and backed-up on the network drives.  Turns out my computer's power drive has died or something.  I'm not sure.  So, since Monday I've been using Microsoft NT 3.0, which came out around 1993.  The machine can't run all the programs I need, and the programs it will run are earlier versions that I am unfamiliar with.  So it's been hectic.

At home our washing machine broke.  I said I'd take care of it, and I just work rather slowly at doing that.  The clothes continued to pile up and we still had no washer.  Finally we had to go to my mamaw's house and do about ten loads of laundry to get our heads above water.  Today, on my lunch break, I went and found a brand new washer & dryer front-loader stackable and went ahead and purchased it (thank you for 0% 12-months same as cash!).  They should be delivered on Friday.

Reading-wise, I finally got Justin Cronin's highly hyped up book The Passage from the library, but it happened to come when life was going full steam and I didn't get any time to read it.  I couldn't renew the book, as it's on reserve by others, so I had to turn it back in after reading the first chapter.  I'll get back on the waiting list again, I suppose.  I did finish a re-read of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I listened to as an audio-book.  It was better this time around than the first, I think, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to the movie release later this year.

I also canceled my DirecTV service, partially because I was very dissatisfied, but mostly because I could see no reason to keep paying so much per month when neither Keisha nor I watch it.  After going through several different digital antennas, I finally found one to mount outside that picks up all the local broadcasts.  Now Stewartland has only this to watch, a collection of DVDs, and soon-to-try-Netflix.

Hmmm...  Oh yeah.  Keisha signed up to become a Pampered Chef consultant, and she's already got several parties booked.  She's pretty excited, and so am I.  The products are all top-notch, and I get to eat.  She also signed up for a cake decorating class at Hobby Lobby, and again, I'm getting to sample the food she's making.

To those that are concerned, I'm sorry I haven't been by your blogs, but I hope to remedy this somewhat soon.  One day the life will slow back down again.  Hopefully I'll be able to get something else up here by the weekend, but it might not be until next week.  I think I'm going to go watch Inception if I can this weekend, and if I do, look for a review early next week.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but it's late and I'm heading to bed.  Look to the skies!

"We'll meet again.  Don't know where.  Don't know when.  But I know...."


David Wagner said...

Yep, looks like there's a lot of whirlwind busyness going around. My "to do list" is depressing.

Signing up for NetFlix is a good move!

I may see Inception as well. We'll both write reviews, and then let them battle for supremacy!

Bilski said...

Inception definitely looks good. I'm hoping to see it as well.

Oh and my mom used to get a bunch of that Pampered Chef stuff. They've got some pretty clever kitchen gadgets.

logankstewart said...

@Dave: A Battle Royale, eh? Sounds like a plan.

@Bill: Aye, Pampered Chef has a lot of very high-quality, durable kitchen stuff. My mom had it growing up and wouldn't let us touch the stuff.

Brandon said...

That sounds like a stressful week, brother.
But on the upbeat, that pampered chef thing sounds way better than Mary Kay, Avon, or any of those other "party" selling girl get-togethers. Food is always a good thing for us men :)

logankstewart said...

@Brandon: Oh yeah. Food is much better than make up and purses.