This has been a CRAZY busy week! What a week for the week after my vacation.
Monday was the Apple WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) keynote, which was an important keynote for me seeing how so much of what I do now is iPhone related and this is where the new iPhone news was coming from. The new iPhone was annonced and I was excited until I found out that since AT&T is now subsudizing the iPhone so the price can go down, that they will no longer allow you to have a pre-paid account on the new iPhone. Since this is what I have, this sucks for me.
Then outside of Apple land, it was also my first day back to PayPal after being gone a week, which meant that I had a weeks worth of emails waiting. I also am the only person in the team of programmers that worked on this last project to do assigned to fixing bugs, so I had 4 people’s worth of bugs waiting for me.
Tuesday I had an appointment with the Pain Management doctor, which wouldn’t have been a big deal but they were running an HOUR behind. So I didn’t even get called back for an hour, and then the normal waiting in a room to see the doctor. I did find out that the reason my neck has been hurting for YEARS is because I have 2 bulding disks in my neck (one on each side).
Wednesday was actually a normal day.
Thursday, our new bed and my new computer chair got delivered. We have been needing a bed for a LONG time and I had to get another chair because I hadn’t been able to find one that doesn’t make me HURT after sitting in it for as long as I do. I decided to go with the chair I have at PayPal since I know that type doesn’t make me hurt. The only problem was it was WAY more then I wanted to spend on a chair. However I can already say it was worth it, as my butt and back no longer ache like crazy after only like an hour. Now I can sit and sit and sit I also had to pull some weeds in the front yard and trim the bushes, not to mention cleaning the entire house that night while Nancy was at work.
Friday was a very busy day. In the morning I had my “surgery” for my neck. This turned out to be more of an ordel then I expected. As I am sure you know, I don’t like kneedles! I started out ok, but they ended up having to try 4 times to get an IV in. After the 3rd try, I said that we better take a minute because I was getting light headed, but the nurse ignored me and kept trying. Well this lead to me almost passing out. (yea I know… what a baby…) (a couple of the nurses later said that my response was actually a response of my body (they called it something, but I can’t remember. If you know what it is let me know) and that there really isn’t much I can do to help it. I don’t know, maybe they were just trying to be nice since the other nurses were all making fun of me). Then once I was ready, I finally went in for the procedure, and thats about all I remember… I remember lying on the table and feeling them put something into the IV, and thinking that it felt like it was not going in but just running down my arm, but I knew I was wrong when I could start to taste and smell it, then…… well…. I don’t remember anything after that. The next thing I can remember is being in the car with Nancy and Tyler and heading home (no I wasn’t driving).
Friday was also the day that my new computer came. Well when we got home there was a tag on the door saying we had missed them by 30 minutes. I was still pretty out of it, so Nancy sent me to bed and like the wonderful wife that she is, drove all the way out to Tempe to pick it up for me. Then when she got home I HAD to put it all togeather and start setting it up.
Saturday I spent working and playing with Tyler while Nancy was at work. I got all of the new features done for the upcoming release of one of my iPhone programs. I also continued to install everything on my new computer and get it all setup how I like it.
Then today (Sunday) I again spent working and playing with Tyler while Nancy was/is at work. I got a new website done for my iPhone programming. I am now just taking a break. My head and neck hurt and I am tired, but still have so much to do. Nancy should be home any time now, so I am at least waiting to see her and then I will decide if I move on to the next thing or go to bed.
This has been such a crazy week that I am kind of looking forward to work tomorrow, as I think it will be normal busy and therefore give me some kind of break.
One upside to this week is all the stuff that came this week, we have the satisfation of knowing that not a cent was put on credit! Its nice to finally be at a spot where that is possible and we don’t feel like we are drowning. We have also been getting our debt paid off, and currently have paid off more then 60% of it. (Now if they would just update the credit report people that we paid it off)
Thank you Nancy for being such a great wife and for sticking through it when times were tough. The only thing that can make being where we are now, even better is the fact that I am there with you. You mean the world to me.