Three positive things, day twenty three


(this is for Thursday)
This was a somewhat humdrum day.

The first positive thing was working with someone on a bug in a thing in Drupal. My coworker identified the scenario that triggered the bug, and I set about fixing it. While digging into the problem I realized that the thing never would have worked properly the way it had been written, it was always going to have this blatant mistake. It took a little bit but I rewrote part of the logic to avoid triggering the problem, and then wondered why nobody else had fixed this in the probably ten years that this piece of the Drupal puzzle had been around. There's a little bit more to do to tidy up the code and confirm it works correctly for all scenarios, but it's over 90% there.

The other positive things were pretty small - leftovers from some amazing previous meals for lunch & dinner, and some time discussing our vacation plans for later this summer. Like I said, it was a little humdrum.

Three positive things, day twenty two


Today was a relatively average Wednesday.

The first positive thing was someone I work with on that project I mentioned yesterday sending me a surprise gift as a thank you for yesterday's late night efforts. There was a bit more tidying and optimizing to do this morning, but it appears to have worked well for an important demo they were doing today. Thanks Jason!

The second positive thing was my #awesomewife making her amazing lettuce wraps for lunch. They're one of the few things that our family could eat almost every meal for a week and not really grow tired of. I think I've mentioned them before, and this probably won't be the last time either ;-)

The third positive thing was #awesomewife getting a bunch of preparation work done for next year's homeschooling. She has more to go, but a few hours today got through a large chunk of it. Getting through this work now also means that she'll have a more relaxed time for the next few weeks before the next year starts, because it won't be hanging over her head.

Three positive things, day twenty-one


(posting a day late)
So, Tuesday.

The first positive thing was an accident that could have been nasty. While he was helping to put away the dishes from the dishwasher, our eldest stacked up several glass storage containers inside of each other. While he was lifting a stack of them up into the cupboard, they slipped out of his hands and landed on top of another large one that was on the counter, smashing it and throwing chunks of glass all over the kitchen. We shooed the kids out of the kitchen, locked the cats in various rooms, and spent ages cleaning it all up. I had to stop the cleanup efforts after a while because of a call for work, so my #awesomewife had to continue working on it. So, in the end we've lost almost of our glass storage dishes. The good part of all that? There wasn't a scratch on our eldest, even though he was right in front of the glass explosion, and nobody else was injured. Phew!

The second positive thing was realizing just how much of an awesome job our kids have been doing to keep the house clean. They've taken on (given) a number of chores each week, and as a result the house has been looking better than ever.

The third positive thing was resolving a rather problematic bug in a project at work - it took almost all day, but a bug that has been bothering us on-and-off for about two weeks is finally fixed. Phew, again!

Three positive things, day seventeen


So, that was Friday.

The first positive thing was that I finished my work for the week in enough time to help with dinner, and I completed enough hours on an important project so that troop leader won't be worried about my quota ;-)

The second positive thing was a small thing, but I released a new version of a plugin for Drupal that's in use by at least a quarter of a million websites and has been downloaded over a million times. No pressure ;-) The new version fixes some bugs and will make it easier to avoid other bugs in future.

The last positive thing was uncovering a bunch of knots in Jen's back. While this isn't necessarily a good thing, we discovered them before she took the kids on a long drive to a new museum tomorrow, so hopefully we'll be able to loosen them up enough before she heads off to avoid problems while they're exploring.

Three positive things, day sixteen


Today was a bit humdrum and certainly didn't live up to yesterday's excitement.

One positive thing was pulling my hair out wondering why something wasn't working correctly on a project that I was working, only to talk to a coworker and realized that no, the changes I thought were missing just hadn't been added in yet. In lay person's terms, think of it like I had looked at a bunch of decorated cakes but forgot that the cake *I* was doing hadn't been decorated yet. Duh. So yay, I wasn't going crazy ;-)

Another positive thing was discovering that there's a play called "Outside Mullingar". FYI Mullingar was a nearby town when I was growing up and we visited it weekly, if not more often.

The third positive thing was discovering that the play is being performed in a town nearby this weekend. It has actually been running for the past week but we've only just found out about it.


Subscribe to Work