Remember, back a couple months ago, when work was verrry slow and I had lots of free time? And when I said this would undoubtedly have to be paid for later? Well, it is now later, and what was slow is now a panic flood as we scramble to get our product out the door in time to meet the launch date. (The story of life in Silicon Valley, I suppose.) So today was an 11-hour day, plus another hour or two of working on Weavolution, so it’s been pretty brutal.
However, I have not been entirely idle. On breaks and at lunch I managed to get 9 out of 24 inches warped up using my AVL warping wheel…one of the nice things about working from home is that when my brain is fried I can go and wind on a bout of two of warp, make myself a cup of coffee, and then go back to work. Since winding a warp is fairly mindless, it unwinds me nicely and I can then go back and focus on whatever I was previously doing.
Tomorrow is likely to be another long day, and I’ll probably have to do some work this weekend. We’re three weeks from launch and there’s a lot to do; and, of course, being the project manager, I’m at the very center of the maelstrom. (Where, for the record, it is NOT calmer than the surroundings!) But hopefully I should be able to see it through.
And hopefully it won’t stop me weaving! I figure that at this rate, even if I have to do more eleven and twelve hour days, I should still be able to get warped up and partially threaded by the end of the weekend. It’s not how much time you have, really; it’s what you do with the time you’ve got. I haven’t got much, but I’m determined to make it count.