Oh the weather outside is frightful. Part II!

December 5, 2002. Oh the weather outside is frightful. Part II!

It’s snowing!

(What you can’t see in these pictures are the big whirling flakes that are all around.)

It’s been about, oh, forever long since we’ve had a good snow. The national weather service said “driving and walking” would likely be dangerous tonight. It also said that there would be unusually high tides! Whee! Best day ever.

Best day, you know, except for the working part.

I’m working so hard this week: everything is due to the printer on Monday, and we have to incorporate all of these new comments, and print everything ourselves to be sure it looks nice. And, we have to do these rounds of reviews so everyone is sure that everything is done correctly. Now, we’re talking over 2 feet of document here if stacked. And today the color printers stopped working (must print nearly 100 color figures). And then El Bosso started yelling, and cussing, and dashing around, and freaking out (must fix error in data analysis and computations). And I’m really tired, y’all. I’ve been at work all week from about 8 or 8:30 in the morning until 10 at night. That’s no way to live. And El B. still rides me for standing around because he ‘doesn’t want to wait until the last minute to get this done.’ Apparently, I do, and I’m goofing off purposefully so as to drain the sands from the hourglass that is the Nasty Lake Documents.

You know, when I work hard, and get less sleep than I ought to, and don’t eat right, and only have a little bit of relaxing time every day, I start to feel really fragile. Today I am fragile. I start to cry easily. I am tired. I am overworked. People are thinking the worst of me. I only have the snow for comfort right now, but at 6PM when the building shuts the power off and the air starts to cool down inside? I don’t know that the snow will be much comfort at all.

(This must be the most manic entry every. Yay! Snow! Boo, Sob, Sniff, work.)