July 19th, 2006


Still Swamped

I can't really go into details -- besides, if I did, I'd be here all night instead of driving home -- but this Big Project has kept me in the office until 10 PM again. Yes, I didn't arrive until about 9:30. (I had to stop and have blood drawn for my quarterly diabetes check-up next week.) However, I was working at home from just before 7 AM until maybe 8 AM or so before showering and heading to the office.

The only reason I even went to the office was because a critical piece of software that should have gone to the Virginia office instead shipped to my office in San Mateo. The vendor wouldn't ship another copy to Virginia, so I was supposed to take the software as soon as it arrive and put it up on a shared network drive so the Virgina folks could install it at their office. (This is okay legally; they'd be using the license code we bought for the product anyway.) Imagine my annoyance (and screams of anguish from Virginia) when UPS reported that the package missed a connection at Louisville KY and would lay over an extra day.

This means I have to come into the office again tomorrow instead of working from home. I do, however, have a 7 AM conference call to attend, after which I will head to the office to deal with errant software packages.
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted
Conrunner Kevin

Test Results

Somewhat to my surprise, the results from the blood drawn this morning came back this evening. Very efficient of them. They sent me e-mail and I was able to look at the results on their web site. To my surprise -- my blood sugar has been drifting upward of late -- my A1C (glycohemoglobin) level, which measures long-term blood sugar control, was down just slightly, to 5.3. The normal non-diabetic range is 4.8 to 6.0, so I continue to be in the non-diabetic range.

Unfortunately, the odd hours and distorted work schedule I'm keeping isn't helping me. I was very late getting lunch today, to the point where I was feeling dizzy (possibly hypoglycemic). However, I ate so much that my blood sugar shot clear up to 195, which is too high, and I simply couldn't go take a walk around the complex to burn it off the way I normally would in such cases. I will be so glad to get this project behind me so I can get back on my regular meal/exercise schedule.