Right now some people are having a really ugly break up spat outside my window. The girl's voice is really going through some interesting transformations from growls to squeaky highs that must have all the dogs in the building on edge. The guy has some ambiguous accent and is receiving the brunt of the conversation. I guess there are worse days to have than mine, huh?
See, I did have two highlights to the day. Primarily, Rob and Adrienne from my Bible study back in Florida came down from Fort Collins where they've been with their work and had dinner with me at Le Central. Mmm. Any day with that bread pudding can't be that bad. Also, I finally got word that the book I've been waiting for is shipping finally. They actually sent confirmation that it has shipped, though the Postal Service made it sound like it had only been told that it was going to ship. I'm going to smile and nod and say that I'll get the book either tomorrow or Wednesday. So that's a good thing.
The rest of the day? Sucktacular. I continue to be confounded by technical difficulties and my own inability to figure out solutions to the problems I've been given. The maddening thing is how long this is taking me. I've just never faced a challenge of this caliber to my best skillset, and the fact that I am not doing as well as I would like to think I should is really getting to me. Frankly, I've never felt this stupid. Pretty much everything I did today failed. There were a lot of intense prayers going up from my desk today. That's pretty much how I made it through the day.
The capstone for this day was that I thought I had finished one of the Flash skins today. I tested it, showed it to Paula, and then zipped it up and sent it to the client. Then, just before 6 as I was getting ready to leave, I got a call from the client, wondering if he was doing something wrong, because the skin wasn't working. I tried the skin, and yep, it was a no go. Somehow it broke spontaneously. Fan-freakin'-tastic. This was especially rich coming on the heels of another skin that I had been working on that also spontaneously broken under different circumstances as I was putting the finishing touches on it. So of both the skins I spent all day working on, both at the end of the day were inoperable. Now, I need to get these done by the end of the week, as the deadline for two of them is the 9th, and that's when I leave for Boston. And we have the 4th of July in the middle of this week. And I have two other projects that have loose deadlines for the end of the week that I haven't even started on, and then there's the big project that is supposed to be done by the end of July that I haven't touched for days and oh, did I mention I need to be studying to take a Flash certification exam by the end of the month too? I foresee some very long evenings at the office in the near future, say, tomorrow? Maybe on the 4th, as well. :(