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Old 13 March 2018, 04:30 PM
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Up: I did not drop the ball I thought I'd dropped at work.

Down: Because I thought I'd dropped a ball, I got to the office at 6:30 am today to fix it. I'd forgotten that I have a meeting scheduled from 3 to 4:30. It's going to be a long day.
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Old 13 March 2018, 08:15 PM
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Down: Overwhelmed and exhausted. Lots of folks helping, assuring me I'm alright, etc. I want to make a list of things I need to deal with either ASAP or Pretty-Soon-SAP but feel so overwhelmed I don't even know where to begin with the list.
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Old 13 March 2018, 09:06 PM
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Don’t feel you have to force it. That’s kind of the point of being “New” somewhere. Since I have become a contractor doing short term roles, I have become comfortable with not knowing anything when I start a new role.

Enjoy it, in a few months it will all become natural!
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:09 PM
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Thanks!! I know if I did something really wrong that someone else would step in. I just feel bad I can't yet perform up to my personal standard for myself. It'll come in time, I can't expect it on the first day.
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Old 15 March 2018, 08:21 PM
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Up: I recently submitted an application for an accessible apartment at a new complex in my area, and my service coordinator said that I'm "pretty much in" because a certain number are guaranteed to ARC clients.

Down: My cousin passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning(she had a number of health issues such as lupus and cirrhosis).
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Old 20 March 2018, 12:16 AM
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UP: I got a gig making a giant cardboard replica of a certain piece of tech equipment that is about to be launched in Australia. I'd be earning a nice chunk of money. (It was a VERY large replica, nearly 4m/13' wide)

DOWN: the piece was going to be displayed outside for a whole month and we're about to get into some rainy weather so we had to do a whole bunch of extra work building a wooden frame and waterproofing the cardboard in addition to all the work that usually goes into giant cardboard sculptures.

DOWN: the PR company that was handling the launch was umming and aahing over the project for so long that when we got the go ahead we were only left with a week to do the job, which really wasn't long enough. It was a hurried, stressful gig with long, long hours. Last night we finished at the workshop at about 10pm.

DOWN: the guy who is running the project hadn't drawn up a complete set of CAD schematics but was insisting that I make the wooden frame as exact as possible so every time I finished one section I'd have to bug him to draw up the plans for the next section before I could build it. At one point (well into the project) he realised that a printed section we were outsourcing to a local print shop was larger than he'd expected and the print shop wouldn't be able to print it any larger so that section would have to be scaled down, which meant that every other section would also have to be scaled down and all the work I'd already done would have to be torn apart and redone. I eventually talked him into adjusting that section because there was no way I was redoing all the work I'd already done, and it was a dumb dumb dumb idea to throw out several day's worth of work when we only had a week to do the entire project.

DOWN: we got about halfway through the build when the PR company told us that head office in Japan had gotten cold feet over the project and cancelled it.

UP: I still get paid for the days I worked and I get to stay home today instead of making a big dumb cardboard sculpture in a factory until 10pm, hooray!
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Old 20 March 2018, 03:19 PM
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DOWN: There was no parking in the dog park parking lot due to the indoor football game going on in the sports arena directly across from the park. I had to park in the upper lot across from the ball fields.

UP: Pearl and I had to walk to/from the dog park, so I got some exercise and she got two walks and new places to sniff.

UP: The walk didn't kill my knees.
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Old 20 March 2018, 09:22 PM
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Up: I finally took my old PS3 to the used game store.

Down: Due to its age (it was a first-gen 60 gig model), they wouldn't accept it as a trade in.

Up: I ran into one of my mom's friends who's got a 17 year old son. I gave her the system, cords, two controllers, and Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for free (the store wouldn't accept the game as a trade-in either, since they had too many copies already, though they took all my other games).

Up: Now I'm finally rid of my old console.
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