27 Hours

coal_mining.jpgIn two days. That’s what I’ve worked.

27 hours.

This project has been absolutely brutal. Long long hours.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Come tomorrow at 5pm MDT I officially wash my hands of it. That is the hard deadline to deliver the code to the client and I can relax for the first time in 2 weeks.

All told, I’ve probably put between 150 and 170 total hours on this project since I began in full on March 24th. That’d be 12 business days. Wow. That’s a lot of work. The project manager and creative folks have been terrific as I have pestered them at great length about stuff I needed from them. No offense Lee, but it will be nice not to have to bother you 14 times a day here for a little bit…

On the plus side, I’ve learned a bunch. Nothing like living under the gun to make you perform. The best thing I can say is that I will absolutely meet the deadline, despite all of the little technical problems along the way. Even today, I was battling with more uncooperative code that just wouldn’t play nice. Pounding headache. Nothing to do but muscle through. So, I did.

You better believe, the first beer I throw down tomorrow at 5pm is going to taste mighty sweet.

I don’t think I did 170 hours of work in my final 6 months at HP. My how times have changed.