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Friday whining (sorry!); March “100 Challenge” open for entry.

Friday, February 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Blog


I can’t believe I just returned from my vacation 4 days ago. It feels more like a year has gone by. I think I’m more stressed out now than I was before my vacation. Sometimes I wonder about the logic of taking a week off from work; the first week back on the job is invariably at least twice as busy and stressful as a normal week.

On a bright note I did complete the major project that I have been working on, and yesterday I successfully deployed it on a trial basis. I found a few problems that I’ll need to address, but so far I’m very pleased with how well it’s working. If I can get the bugs squashed I should be able to deploy the project everywhere.

Adding to the fun, last night the primary downstairs air conditioner stopped working. Of course the system is 1 month out of warranty, and I doubt I’m going to get much sympathy from the builder or the company that installed it. I’m pretty sure the compressor went out, which – of course – is by far the most expensive part in the heat pump. I’ve got so many computers and so forth running in my office that it’s already uncomfortably hot in here. By this afternoon my office is going to feel like an oven. I hope I can get someone out today to fix it.

Um, wow…. I’m really sorry about the uncharacteristic bitch-fest this morning. I guess I just needed to vent a little bit. I didn’t sleep well last night, I’ve got an incredibly busy day ahead, no air conditioning and a looming repair bill I can’t really afford (and shouldn’t have to pay). At least it’s Friday! 🙂

I’ve opened the March 2009 “100 Challenge” for entry. Details are immediately below…

Registration for the March 2009 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 7:00 AM (EST) on March 1, 2009 if you plan to participate – NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the March 2009 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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