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A crazy week

Work has just gotten crazy this past fortnight. I’m in the middle of a major bid which is taking up a huge amount of everyone’s time and energy, not just mine. On the one hand, that’s a very good thing right now – it gives me something concrete to focus on and keep me busy. I don’t want to have time to dwell on the upcoming anniversary of Christopher’s death. On the other hand, it’s perhaps unfortunate that this is a bid for a follow-on piece of work to that which I was bidding at exactly this time last year – same customer, same contributing team, and building on the same work. So I am reminded daily of this time last year, when I was dashing into work to fight a few fires / answer difficult questions / craft a bid for a technically challenging yet deliverable programme of work, grabbing a bite to eat, and then dashing home (or, latterly, to the hospice) to spend some time with Chris.

Fortunately, because it is the same team as last year, they are all very aware of the situation and are keeping a close eye on me. They’re a very supportive bunch, and aren’t adverse to ordering me home when they think I’m overdoing it. I’ve been coming home, having a cup of tea, and going to bed for an hour before getting up again to cook myself dinner.  It’s been a very long week, and I’m very pleased indeed that it’s the weekend at last, to give me a chance to relax a bit before the madness starts again on Monday. At least it will only last a few weeks – the bid has to be signed, sealed and delivered by the middle of August, when I shall take some time off to catch my breath.

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  1. paulD | 25 July 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I guess they cant just resurrect last years bid and cut/paste it a bit to make it look different. Not that we would ever have done anything like that of course 🙂