It's Friday and, because of my weekend rotation schedule, I get to stay home! The rest comes not a moment too soon. It was a busy and stressful week. Some things take care of themselves: no change in my job/career situation (for better or worse) as the decision was made for me. Projects at work don't usually resolve themselves: after many hours of troubleshooting I finally devised a workaround for an intranet site problem and that made a few people happy. Now my coworkers can create their paperwork without paper. At least there will be less paper wasted. Finally the week was capped off by an 11-hour day partly spent "upgrading" our PC scheduling system followed by a 9-hour day yesterday watching our networked PCs gradually grind to a halt because the "upgrade" was somehow toxic. Fortunately I hadn't tried to permanently improve all of our PCs at the same time. Of course it wasn't the software vendor's fault — no, no, no! My repeated and increasingly urgent calls for help went unanswered. Hmmm… their phone was busy all day. I wonder….. I finally remedied the situation myself, at least for a while, by shutting off the automatic portion of the "upgrade" and rebooting our PCs allowing them to regress to their stable former, non-upgraded selves. Those machines that suffered the permanent effects of the "upgrade" are hosed; I'll have to try and repair them Monday. Very stressful day. Not a nice week. I hope I don't get phone calls today… I need this day (and weekend) off! Thank Goodness It's Friday!