David Szpunar: Lead Engineer, PC Help Services

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August 14th, 2007 at 11:54 pm Print This Post Print This Post

It’s my birthday, and I’ll work if I want to…

…and if I don’t want to, for that matter! I may be another year older, but it doesn’t quite make me feel as old as having a seven-point-five month old son, or building a house that we’re closing on next month, or approaching my second wedding anniversary in October. Isn’t all this stuff what old people do? And I haven’t even hit a quarter-century yet. At least all of the above are very good things! Awesome, in fact. And for now, I can concentrate on weird facts, like my son will be 2.5 when I’m 25. (In case you didn’t know, I like weird numbers that have some sort of symmetry. The patterns of numbers I enjoy seeing on my car’s odometer would likely shock and scare you both due to the frequency and reasoning of why I like them.)

Yesterday and today were the craziest days in the office in a while, including (but not limited to):

  • A Mac that won’t boot (only partially to the solution on this)
  • Reinstalling Windows from scratch on a laptop (only thing actually scheduled)
  • Helping the new youth ministry interns get their computers/email up and running
  • Setting up and troubleshooting internet/printers/email for our current resident missionary
  • Reconfiguring some financial programs on the recently-rebuilt computer of our accountant
  • Setting up and troubleshooting some network issues with a temporary training setup for our bookstore
  • Making up the weekly one-on-one with my awesome boss today that I had to reschedule yesterday (who am I kidding? Like he has time to read my blog…I think he does more than this list in his own department(s) before breakfast each day :-)

Not that it wasn’t interesting, and it’s all for people I love to help! But just looking at the length of that list (and it’s not even complete) and remembering it all makes me tired. Oh wait, I actually was already tired. Maybe I should stop staying up to find cool stuff on the internet (or registering for classes that start in a week, or writing the blog entries about web hosting and websites I keep mentioning and not actually writing). Maybe I should even stop writing this post.