Homegrown Texan

Born and raised in Texas, I've found the home of my heart and soul in the Pacific Northwest. I love trees, cool weather, and rain. I'm a back to basics kind of gal just trying to raise my family and find a bit of time to slow down in this hectic life.

Well, yesterday at about 3:00 or so, a coworker alerted me to the fact that we have a bug in our code. Not just any code, mind you; this is code that we are hoping to build for final release on Monday. No big deal, though, we both agreed that we'd issue a statement to the customer and fix it in the next release.

Unfortunately, I can't leave well enough alone. The whole thing gnawed and gnawed at me, until I called back my coworker and told him I didn't feel comfortable with releasing the product with the bug, and that I'd fix it over the weekend. Damn my integrity to hell! Well, in my own defense, this is our first real sale, and I do have a vested interest in making this product fly (specifically, my job). Of course, the bug is proving to be much more difficult and involved to fix than I originally thought. But, that's par for the course, so I'm not terribly surprised. Just a bit bummed.

In spite of all that, I'm feeling pretty good. A bit tired, but does any mother of small children ever feel any other way? My kids are so good, really. DS3 will sleep the day away if you let him, and DS4 promised to let me sleep in this morning. He made good on his promise...sort of. He came in my bed this morning for a cuddle at 7:30 am. Note that his idea of "cuddle" is to lay next to me and wiggle just enough to keep me from falling asleep. But, it was nice to hold my son...I treasure those times because I know someday he'll be too big to do it. And, he did get breakfast on his own, which allowed me a little extra lounge time with the hubby. :)

Last night I sat down on DS3's bed and it collapsed on the floor. No, I don't need to go on a diet (ok, maybe I do, but I'm nowhere near *that* heavy). After removing the bed from the room and putting his mattress on the floor (and him to bed), DH discovered that the (wooden) siderail broke right where there was a screw and 2 knots in the wood, all together. What are the odds there would be 3 weak points holding weight in one spot? I just hope IKEA will help me out with fixing/exchanging it. I'm already not looking forward to putting the bed back together (the first time resulted in a real curse-fest on my part). On a good note, I did find the receipt, which is amazing. I actually ran across it just a few days ago, and almost threw it away ("who needs a receipt for a bed???" I thought), but decided against it just in case I find missing parts when I get brave enough to bunk the kids beds together (DS3 is too much of a daredevil for me to risk it just yet).

Ah, well, back to the grind. I must fix that software bug!!!


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