The good, the bad, and the ugly - Updated!

The good: Had a great weekend. 50 mile ride on Saturday, family reunion (with the most kick ass struesel topped pear pie EVER made from scratch by Ellen) was a blast, and being the house band for ValLimar Jansen was the most amazing thing I've ever done as a musician. Can't say enough about what a powerful ministry she has. Also got the first draft of my paper due Wednesday complete by 10 pm!

The bad: A cold started coming on Saturday night. Still fighting it today though I'm determined to beat it into sumbission my working it to death in the gym. So far its a tie.

The ugly: I always back up my school work to my jump drive. I took the drive to work today to start polishing my first draft, finished last night. Made some edits. Got home and copied the work version from the jump drive to my hard drive. Opened the hard drive version and realized I hadn't actually backed up yesterday's version to it and overwrote 2 hours worth of work from yesterday

Yes, you read that right. 2 hours of work wasted. I just spent the last hour and a half rewriting everything I did yesterday. From memory. Which was fuzzy. But now it's done, copied in THREE locations, all checked to make sure they're correct. I don't think its as good as the stuff I wrote yesteday, but the high points are in it. Now I'll proof read it AGAIN tomorrow and submit.

Update: I just got my grade for the paper I overwrote and had to redo - 99! Good remarks from my professor as well. I am WAAAAY to OCD when it comes to school. Shooting for straight A's is really making me overachieve.


Jude said…
Oh that sucks! Good thing you remembered everything you did. I can just imagine the feeling inside when you discovered what had happened though.

I hope you beat that cold, they're nasty sumguns. Take echinacea and lots of vitamin C Rocker Guy, and get better!
sydwynd said…
Jude: The paper has been submitted. I'm reasonably happy with it. We'll see how I do.

I beleive the tide is turning and the cold is feeling the wrath of my might. Hopefully I'll be all better tomorrow.
Jammie J. said…
Wow... awesome, 50 mile bike ride. I'm impressed.

Keep fighting that cold in the gym. I swear, if I get sick, it's *always* when I take a day off from swimming. Used to be I exercised to look hot, now I exercise because I'm afraid of getting sick! ha! (j/k, i still want to look hot)

Ugh. My stomach dropped when I read about saving over your work. Horrible. So sorry, but glad you got it turned in. Blood, sweat and tears, baby.
sydwynd said…
Jammie: You look great, never fear.

Getting a little better every day. I was in quite the state after losing my work. Ellen asked if I needed to go outside and hit something. I had purposely moved stuff out of my way before I started throwing them. But now its done and turned in. Next.
Julie said…
I had that cold. It sucked. I wish you a speedy recovery.

And ooooooooh! about the paper. That just made me cringe. Glad you were able to reconstruct it, but sorry you had to!
sydwynd said…
Julz: Think I'm close to over it. Paper's turned in now. We'll see how good a grade I get.
Jude said…
Wow, good for you Rocker Guy! :-)

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