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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Day Three: The Reckoning

I am STILL having troubles with my fax. No, let me rephrase that. There are no troubles. It simply is not working. Now they tell me there's a system problem and it will be DEFINATELY fixed by 1 PM my time. I remain skeptical and am about to cancel my service.

I also am positively SWAMPED. I never imagined that it would be so busy. I was chained to my desk all day Monday, on the road all day Tuesday, and wayyyy behind today. I had less work when I worked for someone else!

I continue to deal with pain, so I am sitting here, with my neck encased in ice like a mackerel in a fish shop. At least I have that option at home. I'd die before I displayed myself like that to my clients and business contacts. Can you imagine? What a conversation starter. "So, what'd you do to your neck?" "Oh, I just had three long needles poked into it from the front all the way to the back. Let me tell you about it!" No thanks.

Today I have another meeting and I am wondering how I can fit it in with everything else falling behind like this. I will have to hire an assistant full-time (I already have one part time). That sounds much more glamorous than it really is, may I add. I have less money, and now must pay someone to handle additional work. Let's hope this lessens as the week progresses. No, wait a minute... I probably should hope it continues...

12 comments:

Eddo said...

Ouch! Needles, Neck Pain? No thanks!

I hope it gets to feeling better. The other day I woke up with extreme shoulder pain, so bad that I immediately drove to Walmart and bought some Aleve, I took for tablets and in about 30 minutes I felt as good as new.

The pain came back the next evening, but I thwarted it again with some Aleve and ice. Now it seems right as rain.

Eddo said...

Ouch! Needles, Neck Pain? No thanks!

I hope it gets to feeling better. The other day I woke up with extreme shoulder pain, so bad that I immediately drove to Walmart and bought some Aleve, I took for tablets and in about 30 minutes I felt as good as new.

The pain came back the next evening, but I thwarted it again with some Aleve and ice. Now it seems right as rain.

The Lazy Iguana said...

This is why I like working for Dade County Aviation Department.

I show up to work, stay there for exactly 8 hours, then leave. Work can not follow me home, as my yard is too small to allow aircraft to take off or land from it.

If I stay at work for more than 8 hours, I get overtime pay. I also get sick time and leave time.

Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. You can show up to work in shorts, and there is no commute so you can save a lot of gas.

Good luck with the new business.

dddragon said...

I have degenerative disk disease, so I feel your pain, just in different places!!

Hang in there, we're rooting for you!!

ROOT! ROOT! ROOT!

United We Lay said...

I hope you'll feel better soon. And good luck with the fax!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Ouch...Neck and fax issues, Saur!!

Hope there is a good resolution to them both.....Be well.

Gunner said...

I hope it is not cronic. I had a spinal once and he nicked something. It took over two year before the main pain went away and I still have some issues with my left leg.

This is an interesting read on over the counter drugs.

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Kathleen said...

Hope you are getting some relief from the pain! You have allot to deal with at the moment. Be bold with your business. I gets rocky, but there are some benefits.

Credit Dog said...

I need to introduce you to my buddy - Mr. Ben Gay. Mr. Gay will fix you up.

AP3 said...

Yeah, working for yourself is exciting... but hard work! I have no doubt of that. Good for you! And good luck.

Jamie Dawn said...

I hope your doctor has found where your pain originates and will be able to fix in with ONE surgery.
I wish you success in business and in health.
Take care.

Fred said...

Busy is good, right? Sounds like a great start - you're doing something right!