America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

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04 December 2005

Busy Week Awaits Me

It's going to be hectic for sure. Monday my epoxy resin fume hood tops are being delivered to one of my projects. Since I am in hot water with the sheet metal workers union, I must hire a composite crew to handle the fume hoods, as per some ambiguous CT law. I need to take a long lunch to drive home, get my dad and drop him off at the train station, bound for NYC. I have my usual production meeting from 1 until 4 pm. At 7:00 I play in my first league soccer game. Tuesday is busy as well, I need to be at a jobsite to oversee a large delivery of lab equipment, as well as extricate some other materials from the same truck and transfer to another school nearby. Yet another school has a 6:00 pm delivery of punchlist materials where another team of carpenters will be waiting, working 2nd shift tocomplete our work. Wednesday I have 13 more fume hoods being delivered to a high school, where they must be hoisted through a window using a 6000 pound forklift with outriggers. More union issues to deal with there... Thursday I have no deliveries, but no lack of things to get caught up on at the office. A trip to my Brown University project seems like a good idea. Friday I have a truckload of cabinets delivering to a new project with a new crew of carpenters, along with 10000 pounds of epoxy resin. I have issues with the carpenter union at that project... In all, I have carpenters working at six projects across Mass and CT. It's a small wonder I don't completely lose my mind dealing with all of the many characters. I couldn't survive without acting like a total chameleon- every person needs to be handled a certain special way. Knowing how to handle each individual is part of the reason how I am in the position that I find myself. Over the weekend we will probably travel to NYC to deliver my mother in law to the airport. She returns to Turkey after a six month visit with us. This will be tough on our two year old. In the middle of all of the above I must do two scope reviews for upcoming contract bids, I must release about $250,000 of millwork into production, and coordinate about 20 vendors to do as I need them to do. There will be 100+ incoming e-mails per day, voice messages on three different lines to act upon, etc etc etc etc etc..... Is it any wonder why I am having sleep paralysis so frequently?

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