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Work, Exhaustion, Vacation

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 09:09:33 -0400

Being tired is a common symptom of MS.  With vacations coming up I took care
to tell one client I needed to have as much time as possible to complete.  At
the same time I was balancing another project on the side, but that was almost
done.  So the plan was to get both in a good state before the holiday.

And that, as far as it went, worked.

But one client decided to test a project that was completed three months ago
the day before I finished.  I fixed one major issue (we had the wrong tarball
archived - probably my fault), avoided another (client and server cannot run
on the same machine due to hardware limitations), and helped with a third.

But then time ran out - I was exhausted, I needed to sleep, I had a trip to
prepare for.

So that's how it goes.  I plan in advance and I get a good job done.  But last
minute rushes just aren't going to make it any more.  Sorry.

Andrew

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