Fallen Again

I’m going through another one of those “I’ve fallen into the computer” phases. It’s so bad, in fact, that I’m having trouble sleeping these days. The schemas for so many functions or features I’m building into my TextStyleM‘s intranet module are coming to me faster than I can develop them. Last night, for instance, I was in bed for 3 hours, unable to sleep because I kept trying to think about how to solve a problem I’m having. (I had to get up and study some code as the sun was rising this morning.) And when that’s not what’s keeping me awake, it’s the thought of the basic core functions I still need to complete, which probably wouldn’t take that long to realize if I could concentrate on them, but I can’t because I’ve got a tight deadline for the more esoteric intranet features I promised to build (and which will lead to a respectable amount of cash upon delivery). However, when I’m working on a complicated module, I keep thinking of other features or enhancements I should build into it. It’s a bit like starting off with the idea of building a $100,000 house and ending up with a $350,000 house. And worse, once I’ve sold myself to the enhancements, I can’t bring myself to back out.

Anyway, this to say that I’ve been quite distracted lately whenever I’m around people, because my mind simply isn’t there. I’m also unable to pay much attention to the blogs I usually read every day; my attention span is shot for such things. I can’t even bring myself to steal a hour to give Junior a bath he so desperately needs right now…

{2} Thoughts on “Fallen Again

  1. I’m having the same problem right now. Only, in my case, the buyer paid me $100k for a $100k house. But, I keep seeing where the molding could be sanded a bit better or where a slightly improved thermostat would save the buyer a few bucks a year. So, I’m slowly building him a $350k house, but I’m still only getting paid $100k for it.

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