I don’t know what it is about this weekend, the second one in November, that causes my life so much drama / stuff / whatever. Here’s the rundown:
2010 – Overnight implementation of a project. This was the type of thing where the team really bonded as a group; the best type of team one can ever hope for. This was loads of fun, even if it went on until 4 in the morning. We had a food night, pizza, treats, cookies, etc. Programmers even came in because it was the place to be. Good times, people, good times.
2011 – Nothing that I remember.
2012 – I was to do a Girl Scout training and I fell ill. Whoops.
2013 – I was to do the SAME Girl Scout training and this time Ted was ill. He actually fell ill the of that week, into the ER he went, surgery that same day and home that Friday night. Diabetes came home with us, along with staph. (Once staph gets in your house, it is evil. Trust me.) On that were the Washington, IL tornadoes. We went to the basement and Ted was clutching his insulin pen. That was quite the wild week.
2014 – Another overnight implementation of a project. This one is being done a few states at a time, so a year from now, it is very possible I will be doing another one of these. Seriously it’s already scheduled that way. Again it will all be good. Many of the same folks from the 2010 effort; I joke it’s like getting the band back together. They know me, I know them, it’s effortless. Now, if only everything will balance , life will be good. (It's now tomorrow as I post this and they are running 4 hours behind.)
2015 – Already scheduled as an implementation.
I find it very interesting that it’s a weekend with a lot going on every year. I also realized this year that October is way more busy than I thought. I do know that for next year’s October, there will be a Girl Scout overnight that I will no longer be doing, and that will help. That just really leaves the shop hop and frankly, quilting is where it’s at.