A to Z Challenge 2013

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm Getting Too Old For This *$#@)!

If anyone's been wondering where I've been over the last week, I'll clue you in.  Between a severe cold my son shared with me (thanks, ya punk) and an email disaster at work, I've been sick AND working 70+ hours over the past week.  In fact, last night was the first night I got more than 2 hours of sleep in about 3 days (I think.  Times and events are really hazy at this point).  As I look over the past two weeks, I've put in about 125+ hours at work (something my wife and kids are not real happy about either).

Needless to say, today is the first time I've been able to formulate anything close to a creative thought outside of email server troubleshooting.  And even that is difficult at best.   So since I cannot be truly eloquent, I will only say that I haven't fallen off the planet and am still here.

One thing I do need to mention though is that I'm tentatively scheduled to go visit an actual genetics lab as part of research for my WiP.  I had it planned for this week, but...well, you can see why that didn't work out.   Next week though I should be able to get up there and check things out.  A very kind geneticist has offered to give me a tour and help me with whatever research assistance I need.  I'm very excited about this, as this is a first for me (going somewhere to do research).  If I can, I'll even see about snapping a photo or two, which I will gladly share with all of you.

Have a great weekend everyone.  I'll try to be more coherent and put up a longer post on Monday.

3 comments:

Tere Kirkland said...

Wow, that sounds really cool! The lab research part, not the sick as an overworked dog part. ;)

I think half the country has had the same head cold this past week, I know I did.

Glad you're feeling better.

Glynis said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. An award might cheer you up. One awaits over at my writing blog.

Eric said...

Tere - Yeah, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow afternoon at the genetics lab. And yes, I'm feeling much better. Thanks.

Glynis - Aww, thank you very much. I'm headed over right now.