I’ve been writing code at home, at work, and on the bus for over a week now. Remember those 2 websites I mentioned? The first one is due this week, and it has been providing some interesting (read: annoying) challenges.
While I’ve taken short breaks here and there, I haven’t had a day to myself for almost a month. The past week has been particularly trying, as I’ve been working up to 15 hour days. Also bear in mind that after I finish this site, I immediately have to get started on the next one (it’s due in about 3 weeks), and it’s a much larger project. And let’s not forget that the video for MWR isn’t finished yet (it’s now due at the beginning of May). It’s pretty much done, but they haven’t seen the latest cut, and I’m supposed to get more footage this week.
Those 15 hours? Yeah, they aren’t 15 hours spent on my client sites. No, I’d be done if that were the case. That’s about an hour and a half in the morning (instead of exercising or making a proper breakfast), then about 30 minutes on the bus, then 4 hours of my day job, then an hour of client work at lunch (if I’m lucky), another 4 hours of day job, 30 minutes on the bus ride home, then about 4 hours or so before bed. No T.V., no movies, no fun. Morah has been making dinner, cleaning the apartment, and being the best damn wife anyone could ever ask for, while she patiently waits for me to get this all taken care of.
When I started this post, I was going to say something like, “gee, I’ve been working really hard all month. I deserve a night off to relax,” but reading over what I just wrote, I don’t see where I have much of a choice but to keep working at least as hard as I have been.
It won’t be this hard all the time, however. I agreed to deadlines on these websites that I knew were ridiculous. From now on, I’m going to think long and hard about how much work the site requires and in what time frame the client wants it before I agree to any deadline.
Anyway, back to it, I guess.0 People like this. Be the first!