Itís hard for me to accept that Iíve let it get to July 25 and have done almost nothing about the taxes and reports I need to have finished by the end of the month. I mean, itís not my fault that itís July 25, but the rest? All on me.
I blame the heat. It was 108ļF Saturday and 107ļF Sunday, and by Monday it had cooled down to 102ļF. It might have stayed under a hundred today, but I canít say because Iíve taken to keeping the doors and drapes and blinds closed all day, and all the fans on full blast. Itís the only way I got through yesterday, and I barely made it. It was maybe a little easier today.
But I also blame the fact that Iíve been preoccupied with an internet connection problem. I get spotty connectivity, and the only reason Iím not a hundred percent sure itís because my DSL modem is wearing out is because my fax line has been in and out also, and the modem and fax share that line. Itís very frustrating, and Iíve been reminded how difficult it would be to live without the internet. I hadnít even realized I depended on it that much. Really.
Our annual devastating cash flow problem is another thing that Iíve been having to deal with, to the detriment of my sanity and peace of mind (not to mention my time). It seems worse this year because we have more projects going, and theyíre bigger than weíve had in years, and they have to be funded before we can start collecting on them. Itís nothing I havenít had to deal with in the past, it just seems worse this year. It seems worse every year, come to think of it.