My kitchen sink was still leaking on Saturday. I even pestered the office a few days earlier to get someone out to fix it. It was annoying not to be able to do dishes, but I used it as an excuse to eat out more.
One thing slowing the maintenance guy down might’ve been the second power outage we had on Monday. An equipment problem apparently. It wasn’t resolved till mid-morning the next day. I got more sleep Monday night! But it reminded me of this article on the mental health effects of prolonged outages.
I seriously need to establish some routines for my time outside of work. Having my projects crowded out by trivialities all the time is kind of demoralizing. Sometimes I wonder if I should give up on my ambitions and just accept the mundane existence I seem stuck in. But I’m not really capable of settling like that, so I’ll keeping pushing myself toward solutions.
Sometimes my projects are crowded out by work. I don’t really mind occasional interruptions for that. It feels more meaningful than putting up with the inefficiencies of my everyday life. It can add up though.
In my last update I was in the middle of setting up my new hard drive for some freelance work. Well I finished that, and the rest of the job was fairly easy. My brother narrowly missed having to help me slog through compiling that module like he did years ago the first time I compiled it.
Now I’m in the middle of another text comparison job of the same kind, but this one will take extra work for a different reason. The files they sent me have a format my program doesn’t quite read (the concise version of InDesign tagged text rather than the verbose version), so I need to adjust it a bit.
Wednesday afternoon I got an emergency request to fix a hacked WordPress site, so that was my Wednesday night and Thursday morning. It reminded me I have some work to do on my own site.
It’s nice of my clients to pay for all these meals I’ve been eating out lately.
At my real job we got an emergency request for office people to help out in the warehouse. I signed up because warehouse projects are fun and I felt bad for ignoring the last few requests. It was fun this time too, and I got to talk to some people I hadn’t met from other departments.
As usual, I inched forward. I ended the week stuck in Docker trying to figure out how to locally debug my Travis CI tests. Doesn’t that sound like I know what I’m doing?
I think I have all the content for bibliology basically written. I just need to clean it up a bit, and then I can post the update.
Sunday I went with Jeremy, Heather, and their kid to a pumpkin farm. We didn’t stay long, but we looked around and did some shopping. I was tempted to get a little pumpkin or two for decoration because they looked so nice, but I didn’t think I’d actually do anything with them. I did buy some pumpkin butter and fudge and fed a goat.