Working hard or hardly working
Well, I’ve put another pair of 60+ hour weeks behind me. Hopefully that’s the end of the extended hours this summer, but I rather doubt it. At least this week the AC in my office should be fixed. I was getting tired of working in an office that was 85+ degrees with high humidity and no AC. They came to fix it the day before I left for Texas. It’s relatively cool in here right now, but they turn off the AC on the weekends and I can’t turn it back on. Tomorrow I get to find out whether it’s really fixed or not.
In any case, it’s not nearly as hot here as it was in Texas. I got into my rented piece of trash, aka Chevy Cobalt, after working with my client all day and it indicated that the temperature was 101 degrees. But it’s a dry heat, right? True, but the temperature was still a three digit number. Fortunately, the humidity was less than 50%. It could have been a lot worse.
I have three new articles in the works right now. The problem tends to be the fact that there’s only so many hours in the day. Between the house, wife and business, I can only get so much done. This is of course the tradeoff that one must make when building a new business, raising a family, and trying to blog about it. You can either get work done for the business, work done at home, or document what you’re doing. Pick two, outsource the third.
I once spent a summer programming in the basement of a building in Washington, DC with a broken AC. Not only that, but the company was using it as a joint development area and server farm. It would hit 90-100 degrees regularly. I’m with you there — it’s not fun at all.