Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Roller Coaster Day

It was a roller coaster day when it comes to hope and despair. First it looked up as we solved a major problem, just to drop down again when another problem surfaced. This time, it seemed the equipment we had ordered was missing a critical component and I couldn't proceed without it. The vendor was perplexed as their supplier said they had installed them. To convince them, I had to take a digital photo of each piece and email it.

Near the end of the day I had resigned myself to not getting enough done this trip. I mentioned I may even take Thursday off to go see "something". The ladies in the office then said they wanted to take me out for drinks after work tomorrow so I agreed. Then, about 5:30, the vendor shows up with the components. I didn't know whether to be relieved or ticked off. I still don't.

I'll go in early tomorrow and see how far I can get. I have the company presentation to make at lunch too, so there's an hour or more gone from the day.

One of my colleagues that happens to also be here is going to Jinja tomorrow to see the "Source of the Nile" and such. I'll see what she thought of the trip and maybe, just maybe, do that on Thursday.

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