Work has been getting crazy again. There is no end in sight, but I’m doing my best to keep up. It happens steadily, creeps up on you, and before I know it, I find myself fragmented. Yesterday and today, I was doing 3 things at a time throughout the day. If I was in a meeting, I was also writing code, and at the same time, updating notes. Sounds hard, I know, but I’ve been managing. Barely.
I’m now reading Asimov’s New Guide To Science, and I’m trying something new that’s working out pretty well for me. Often, when I read non-fiction, I come up with questions in my head, and usually, I think about them and forget them. Or sometimes, something I read triggers an idea for a story. While reading this book, I’m carrying a small square Post-It pad and pencil. If a question or thought occurs to me, I just a note on a post it and stick it on the page that gave me the thought or idea. It’s simple, easy, and when I’m done, I can go back through the book and put them into some kind of order. Also, it works well on the train; no need to carry a separate notepad or anything like that.
Warm today. It’s supposed to rain over night and tomorrow–anywhere from 1/2 to 1 inch. We’ll see.
I put together a scale model drawing of our new townhouse and I’m measuring out my furniture now so that I can make cutouts and Kelly and I can figure out how everything is going to fit. We’ll probably play around with it a bit tomorrow.
Off to bed now. Maybe I’ll actually get to the gym in the morning. I can’t wait until next weekend. Kelly and I have our 3-day getaway at The Homestead.