September 20th, 2007



A major project at work is falling apart.  One small, but absolutely critical, piece cannot be made to work.  I was fighting this all afternoon, fiddling with computer configurations and exchanging e-mails and phone calls with co-workers.  The project is already running late.  If it gets postponed again one or both of my October weekends with colgaffneyis will be in jeopardy.

In the middle of this comes an e-mail informing me of a new family problem, asking me to make some inquiries.  After doing so and communicating the results (interleaving all of this personal business with my work crisis) I learn this will cost us over $800.

And J has found another way to mismanage his affairs.  It is particularly  Irritating because it is a new manifestation of something we thought we had beaten.