:: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ::
Yesterday Was Nuts
It all started off when one of our retired teachers called: her husband had changed something on their computer that meant she couldn't check her e-mail. So over 2 1/2 hours of phone calls, we finally decided that they were going to have to reinstall the mail reader program. Of course, they couldn't be online and on the phone at the same time. This, of course, complicated everything because we would have to hang up and wait for them to log on and test the new changes, fail and get back to me.
That was round 1.
Round 2 began when I called my grandpa, who has been asking me for weeks to work on his computer. He got slammed by several e-mail virii and at the same time got hit with what now appears to be a hardware failure (drive controller). But I didn't know about the second problem when I started. I told him that I had to do laundry last night no matter what - I was out of clothes. So my roommate and I went over to do laundry and fix grandpa's computer.
Sort of. First mistake was overloading the washer. It walked across the room. He was displeased. Second mistake was trying to install WinXP on his computer; his CD-ROM drive and his Hard Drive weren't communicating properly and I ended up with a non-working computer.
But then we had washed three loads and dried one and it was almost 11:00 PM. So I took my roommate home (who didn't want to finish the laundry project), and I went to look for a laundromat.
Begin round 3.
The lady at the laundromat whined at me for coming in so late. I said that I had to dry these, not wash them. I said I'd be done before she had to leave. She meant to leave early, even though the place was supposed to be open longer than that. So she spent the next 20 minutes whining at me. She tried to bum cab fare off of me and I told her I'd take her home. I did and got back after midnight.
I was so jittery, I don't know when I got to sleep. I rolled into work late today, and I'm kinda out of step with the day's work.
Some days are just like that, I guess.
:: Matt 11/30/2004 10:37:00 AM :: permalink ::