Saturday, July 21, 2007

Weekend Update!

Well, we are working 7 days a week here at the office. 

 

I just worked 64 hours last week, and this week looks like it will be about the same...we now work 10 hours a day 5 days a week, and 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.  It’s a lot of hours, but I enjoy it... I actually would work more hours if I were programming...  but I do what I can...  The countdown of 2 more hours and 15 minutes was just announced... then we get to go home... I requested tomorrow off so that I can do my laundry... and go to the grocery store... and sleep in.   I still find it hard to believe that I work on Sundays now...

 

Outside of work I mostly sleep.  I walk the dog every night when I get home... get something to eat... and every once and a while stay up past my usual 10PM bed time so I can watch a movie when I get home...

 

We used to only work 8 hours on Friday, but with crunch time and all, we worked 10;  I don’t think we will have any 8 hour days in a week or so.  But it’s worth it.

 

I will see a $1000 pay check coming up... it’s the largest check I’ve ever gotten for one week of work.  and all I have to do at this point is wait for it to appear in my account next Thursday...  I’m kinda excited... and it’s just in time for rent.

 

I feel like I’m doing well.  And I am really starting to get used to the hours, even though it kinda sucks... and I have no social life.

 

I’m thinking that I need to get a good reliable internet connection just so that I can take a dev kit home for a night and work from home for an hour...

 

I also found out that I will get a copy of  Halo 3 when the project is done... and I saw a refurbished Xbox 360 for $200... which is my price range for an Xbox 360 with a hard drive...  I might just have to buy one...

 

Other than that... I guess I’m doing well.  Ev and I are getting along.  Jaani is a happy puppy, and I don’t know where any of the old people I used to live with are...

I hear James is re-modeling his house, but I dpn’t know...

I also actually just thought about how Scott said something about commming out here... and just so that he knows, if he tries to come out before the end of September... I will be working... and I don’t do anything outside of work... so... I don’t get vacations.

 

I’ve been enjoying my Nokia 770.  It’s a fun toy... The weather has been hot... but now it’s rainy again...

 

I heard India just elected a female president today... umm MSNBC tells me a bunch a news I don’t really care about... I’m reading a book about Fuzzy Logic... Ev is reading the Harry Potter books... and I guess that’s my life for the time being.

 

I sent my passport to South Carolina because that is where it came from, and I guess all I needed to send them was a letter explaining what to change, and a copy of my photo ID because I sent it back within 30 days... after 30 days you have until 365 days to send the re-application form to correct the changes before you have to pay, but you do also have to submit a new picture after 30 days...

 

So I’m waiting for my passport to come back. 

 

I’m entertaining the thought of going to Australia in October... apparently Anderson is going, and he found this program where they set you up with work for up to 6 months... so 6 months in Australia would be pretty cool.  And I could use a trip to get away from everything... and find out what is in the rest of the world.

 

 

So... yup.  That’s me in a nut shell.

 

Later,

    SteveO