I was trying to do the responsible thing and, you know, work while AM was sleeping because now I have this fabulous babysitter four hours a week and she makes the top going rate in the neighborhood and it’s only four hours a week, but at my pay rate I have to work for like 1.75 hours a week to pay for her four hours.
I share editing responsibilites with someone else, who is also remote from the project we are working on. We stay in touch over e-mail and generally stay out of each other’s way except to complain about how crazy engineers are and how their writing skillz are Teh Suck.
Anyway, my working has been hampered over the past couple of months. First there was the old, decrepit computer that could not stay connected to the Internet for shit. Now there is the shiny new computer that connects to the Internet from! the! couch! from the bedroom! but lacks MS Office.* So editing documents in Word…is not happening. I have been printing things from Taxman’s work computer and using the old-fashioned pen and paper technique.
This is fine, except it makes it tricky to not duplicate the work of the other editor because of the site we share. I thought I had been good about sending her notes about what I was working on.
And then today, I thought maybe not. And we were duplicating work.** And who was going to pay for that?! And OMG our boss is out of the country.
And can I just mention? That our boss is MY MOM! OMFG.
And that today is a fast day so I had to skip some serious emotional eating of junk food.
And I could not go running either (see above fast day).
It turns out that it was not my screw up, but the other editor’s. But seriously, I wanted to throw in the whole frakking work towel, crawl into bed, and be in another state of consciousness. ‘Cause, you know, my boss is my mom and who wants to feel 12 again?!
* We are getting it on the cheap through Taxman’s place of work. It is so inexpensive that it backordered from here to eternity.
** Yes, that’s all. Nobody died. Nobody was in any danger of any kind.