Sunday, October 19, 2008

It is going to be one of those weeks...

  • Meet with bank and accountant. Show them reams of paper that show we're profitable and that we have a healthy balance sheet, which we do.
  • Meet with ad rep from radio station. Figure out how to cut another $5,000 from the budget for 2009.
  • Throw the tennis ball for Gracie so she'll at least appear sane to the average passerby.
  • Do the stuff I'd normally do on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Staff Meeting. Booyah.
  • Finish marketing and advertising calendar for '09.
  • Live inside an Excel spreadsheet for most of the day.
  • Wonder if I'll take that time off I promised myself I would take off.
  • Shake off the feeling and resign myself to some time off in January. If the stars align anyway...
  • Get up early and pack my bags.
  • Prep the Element for a road trip. Remove rear seats, add Thermarest and cooler.
  • Drive to Kentucky for a board meeting 'cause the plane tickets were $900. Yeah, right.
  • Eat food I packed in the morning to avoid eating anything from a restaurant with a drive-through. Cracker Barrel has an honorary drive-through. Waffle House too.
  • Stay in a Comfort Inn and Suites.
  • Attend board meeting in a Comfort Inn and Suites meeting room. All day.
  • Resist temptation to commit ritual suicide with a cheap ballpoint pen supplied by the Comfort Inn and Suites, as if none of us remembered to bring writing instruments with us.
  • Hope to end before 4:00 PM so as to drive all afternoon and evening and get home at a decent hour.
  • Fail to get done by 4:00 PM.
  • Assume I will be staying in Cincinnati for Thursday night, get up at 5:30 AM so as to drive through Chicago between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Otherwise I'm hosed.
  • Get home.
  • Unpack, shower.
  • Leave for Milwaukee for the weekend at an Irish B&B to get some quality spouse time.

That's it. In a nutshell. There's a lot more that didn't fit in the nutshell, but suffice it to say that it's going to be a helluva week. I don't like driving sixteen hours for a six hour meeting, it's sick and wrong but it's going to be a tight squeeze to get quorum anyway. The good news is that with half the board plus one, we'll get more done in theory.

Wish me luck,



Silbs said...

See, in the end you have to come here, to Milwaukee, to have any fun. although, there is this monestary in Iowa...

Bryan said...

I-39 to I-74 to I-65. Bypasses all the traffic that exists in IL, only takes 20 minutes longer according to the reality it's faster since you don't go through Chicago. Ancient trucker secret.

mk said...

Dude. This post feels sooo familiar.

Mark Ritz said...

Wow; sounds like a Heck-week for sure! Drive safe and enjoy the weekend.

wsb said...

I'm not going to lie, this picture creeps me out.