Late Friday afternoon the Boss faxed me a note, asking for cost reports on our current projects. Yes, that's right, late on a Friday afternoon he asks me for something that takes several hours to complete. That explains why I spent half of yesterday and all of this morning working on spreadsheets. His note said "when you get a chance," and the only chance I've had since late Friday afternoon was to give up part of my weekend. I have other things to do during the week.
In fact, I probably should have tried to get even more of a head start on my work week, because I expect to be wrestling with my new DSL connection all day Monday. I'm so excited. It's like the night before school starts. Really, that's how I measure excitement, even though my high school class is celebrating its thirty-fifth reunion this month (without me, of course). Pathetic, perhaps, but at least I'm not laying out new clothes to wear and fussing over zits.
So while I was watching the game this morning, I was also putting in my time. It was a good exercise, because I found a glitch in the Excel program I wrote to record job costs. It's always easier to take these extra headaches without having to answer the phone every ten minutes. I had to go back six months to correct the errors caused by this problem. The fact that I got it done in one day is almost a miracle. It could never have happened on a Monday, that's for sure.
I finished the precious cost reports early enough that I could spend the afternoon reading. That's what I thought when I stretched out on the sofa with my book in my lap. It turned out that my body had other plans. My eyes started getting heavy after one chapter, so I put the book down and closed them. An hour later I woke up and read another chapter, with the same result. I guess I needed to sleep more than I needed to read.
It's all for the best, though. I probably won't sleep tonight because of the excitement. When a whole new world is going to open up to you tomorrow, and you know it, it's hard to think about anything else.