Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Love the Government

One guy in it anyways.  He can be annoying, but dangit, his relentless communication is purposeful and oftentimes really effective.  He is a great guy to work with.  Especially relative to some of the folks I've dealt with who operate in cones of silence.  I'd rather have too many requirements so I can reject some than none at all so that I have to engineer my own (which people will invariably object to).

Also, his diagrams make me laugh sometimes.  They strongly reflect his get-it-done attitude.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Failure to Communicate

There's a big difference between being able to watch new kids in September and being able to watch new kids in September until 2:30PM only.  My wife's plan was to ease back into work with a week of half days, but the lady we were relying on interpreted this as "I work half days".  When she came to pick up our girl the first day, there were five kids running around (two were the day care lady's own, two were the other kids who were now out of school, and one was our infant).  Day care lady is licensed to care for two kids (besides her own).  She suggested that my wife work 7AM-3PM, which would be just peachy if she weren't a secretary. 

So we have one week to find a new solution.  And our temporary backup solution (free, at least) involves adding about 40 minutes to our commute.  This bites.