November 14th, 2007

H/G Book 7 kiss

Conspiracy? YES.

Okay, so I don't actually know why annoying crap has a way of occurring simultaneously.

Since the thing that happened at work was published on the Washington Post, I feel better about saying what happened. Basically, the federal government didn't pay any of its contractors due to a glitch in a new system they're using... so all of our paychecks bounced (except mine - I didn't actually get a paycheck while all this was going on). For a while, we all thought our contracting companies went defunct and that we were all going to have to find new jobs. It was stressful = understatement of the year. But it's all been worked out, the gov't got it's stuff together, so it's okay. I'm okay.

And then, just when that problem irons itself out, my laptop panel screen gets stuck. I bring it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy, who tell me they need to send it away for parts and that I'm not going to get it back for a MONTH OR LONGER.

Did I mention I'm doing NaNoWriMo? And that I'm now going to handwrite the rest of the 50,000-word manuscript?


So now, I've got a window of maybe an hour or two every day between workstuff in which to answer e-mails and whatnot, and that's it. It makes me feel a little better to think that this is a sign from God. Venessa, get off the net. Get reaquainted with how life was without a computer. Enjoy the quiet. Suffer my wrath...

Anyway, suffice it to say that I'm counting myself as offline until my beloved laptop is repaired. I'll try my best to keep up with everything, but obviously it'll be hard to keep up with everything, everything. In the meantime, I figure it'll give me extra down time to finish up artstuffs.

What a triumphant return that will be when all I have to show for my time offline is a drawing of a Volleyball named "Wilson".
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