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Thank God for a weekend! That was a thoroughly unpleasant, exhausting, unhappy workweek on a number of fronts, so I am very, very glad that it is OVER. However, there were some good things:

     It was only four days long, rather than five!

     I'm finally done with downloading/uploading/unzipping/reinstalling to my pc. Having to recreate what I've lost will be spread out over months, but at least I'm through this initial phase at last.

     Farmer's Market goodies on Thursday! Hurrah for fresh green beans and new potatoes!

     Thursday also saw the return of air conditioning to the afternoon bus, for which I am very grateful because it was 86 F/30 C today, and having to ride in that hotter-than-the-outside-air contraption on equally hot Tuesday really wiped me out. Hurrah, I don't have to change my work schedule on account of no air conditioning!

     Despite being beat, managed a little more progress on 'Resurrection' Tuesday evening and Friday evening. Going to be longer than I'd expected, but I'm not complaining! =)
Emotional Status:
sick stomachache
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On July 10th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
I noticed that you had been rather quiet over the last couple of days. I'm sorry to hear that things were so wretched at work. Will they be a bit better next week?

Things sound like they're going extremely well with your writing this year. You must be so pleased. I bet your word count for this year is going to be extra high!

I hope the recreating of your computer and its files is not too painful.
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On July 10th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
It wasn't just work being wretched, but thank God I think I'm past what felt like 20 different projects all being due around the same time. And Shelley will be back from her vacation, so it will be nice not having to do a bunch of her work. =)

No, I don't think it will be a particularly high year, though I could yet be wrong. I'm around 75,000 now, so I hope to meet my yearly minimum goal of 100k. Fall season is much shorter than spring, and between my August and December trips, I probably have 3 months of writing season left, at best. I wasn't out to set any records this year, so 100k will be enough for me.

It's been very painful, I just need to resign myself to the fact that most of my art projects are now likely undoable until 2011 and just slowly rebuild what I can rebuild and focus on the few projects I can still do with what I still have (or will have after a couple weeks of restoring work).

Sorry to dump on you! I'm feeling a lot better than I was on Tuesday-Wednesday, believe me! *hugs*
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On July 11th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
No need to be sorry! It's a lot to have go wrong all at once. I would have been absolutely livid if it had been my computer.

I had forgotten you were going away. You must be looking forward to it in the midst of everything going on at the moment.

*hugs* I really hope the coming week turns out better.
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On July 11th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! =)

Yes, I'm very much looking forward to that trip! And I sure hope work is a little lighter this next week.
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On July 11th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Sorry to hear you had a rough week. Hope this coming week goes better
for you.

Hopefully the weather will not get too hot. Riding a bus without AC
sounds horrid.
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On July 11th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Yes, me too! Might even get a day or two in the upper 70s/80 before the next heat wave comes. And I should be grateful for two weeks without severe storms or flooding!

It was brutal, I was about ready to start staying later at work to try catching a later bus.
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On July 11th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC), 1hope1dream commented:
*HUGS* I hope your week wasn't too terribly horrible, and that this coming week brings many pleasant surprises for you. Or at least some non-painful surprises. :D

I've had one VERY unpleasant surprise right now. I'll be posting about it in a bit. I am most definitely NOT a happy writer right now. *sigh*

Oh, one question for you...may I acquire - with full credit, of course - that "I Hate Summer" userpic you just uploaded? I'm hopeless when it comes to creating icons and yours fits my general mood with summer. If you mind, of course, that's perfectly fine too.
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On July 11th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
My weekend was much nicer, thanks! =) (Venting with art is cathartic, heh ;)

Sorry to hear something is giving you trouble.

And of course you can help yourself to 'I Hate Summer'! Delighted to pass the loathing around! I uploaded a large version as well since I hate having to mangle things to get it under 40k. Glad you like!