Work Journal for April 28th, 2014


The last week did not go well. In fact, it went just terribly.

Monday the bat people showed up and sealed up the house. That was great except the bill. I knew that was coming, but it still stung and trashed the finances for the next month. I had to pull cash out of savings. 

Tuesday was the funeral for Marion's Dad. I was out for only a few hours, but I was able to make a good dent in polishing the modules and generally moving things forward.

The same went for most of Wednesday too. I had an interview with Acquia, although I'm unsure how well that went. I was again making a lot of progress to clean up the module. It takes about a day each for these, with about a day for a module-level quiz. I was suffering from nasty sinus pain, so I took something and hoped it would get better.

By Wednesday evening, I my digestive system staged a revolt. I was able to get through most of the day, but after the Drupal user group meeting that night I was making a horrid mess in the bathroom. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. Even when I did go to bed, I nearly made a mess there and had to wash sheets at 5am. 

Thursday was mostly a blur. I spent it sleeping as much as I could. I managed to drive to the Wedge for sick foods, but that took everything I had. I did manage to sleep that night, but it was still difficult. 

Friday I was improving, but I needed a lot of rest. I didn't have work in me at all. I did manage to eat and keep dinner down that night, fortunately. Sleep also returned. 

Saturday I was almost feeling like my old self again, only exhausted. I managed to cook burgers for dinner. Then at 11pm the power went out. We never did figure out why, but it looked like a power transformer blew. It was only our block that was out, and only for 9 hours. Still, it was a huge stress hit at exactly the wrong time. I was feeling horrid all Sunday due to lack of sleep.

Today I've been managing. I wrote the remaining quizzes and managed a few household chores. I'm still very clearly exhausted and weak. My stomach hasn't been happy with me today, but no more than any stressful, exhausted day. 

It's been suggested to me that I should skip exercise for the rest of the week. I hate to, but I have to agree. I'm in no condition to bike for any length of time, and seriously could use the time to sit and write. I hardly do any mental processing these days that isn't written down with key or pen. 

I'm not sure what to do with work. Since I got sick, I lost two days and whatever weekend time I was willing to give up. Basically, it'd be impossible at this point to create the last module as originally outlined. The rest of the class is perfectly good, although it could use more tweaking and content here or there. I know that this class will probably go into the memory hole for months at this point. Is there even a reason to bother editing it? 

After thinking about it, I'm going to need those last two days anyways. I need to move the cut module to the buildups folder. I need to do the pre-edit checklist, and I have to do a complete run through of the class.