If I were to say that I finished the Big Project today, I would almost be telling the truth. What I did was get as far as I could without having the Boss review what Iíve done so far. Itís no great accomplishment, because if Iíd worked a little harder and more steadily at it, Iíd have been at this stage about two weeks ago. (If I had nothing else going on, Iíd have been here a month and a half ago, but thatís another philosophical construct altogether.)
Anyway, I finished the cost reports this afternoon, just as the Boss was leaving for the weekend. I doubt itís a vacation-type weekend trip heís taking. Knowing him, itís almost certainly work-related, but since we do most of our work around lakes and rivers, it canít be all bad, either.
So I told him that before he left, he should make sure his fax machine had enough paper, because I would be faxing the cost reports to him over the weekend. Until he okays them, I wonít bother moving on to the next worksheet, because he has to agree that the cost reports are accurate before I can put costs and revenues into a spreadsheet that means anything. Or means what he wants it to mean, at least.