Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sorry for taking so long to post a note. However, I don't really have anything new or exciting to add...just the same stuff. We did pass a really big milestone in school, however, as last weekend was the halfway point in the program. You might think that would be enough to convince me that I'll survive the ordeal, but I still occasionally suffer from major doubts. I spent a couple of hours on the weekend watching the videos from the global "Moot Corp" competition (a business plan presentation competition). We are supposed to be preparing for our local competition now. The winners from that will move up to the Texas competition, and those winners will go on to the global one. While our project is really good, involves us all deeply, and has brought us a long way, most of the global teams have been working for several years, as opposed to several months, on their presentations. Additionally, they seem to have budgets that include fees for legal representation, traveling around the world, prototypes and mock-ups, and all kinds of things that we have had no experience with. In other words, watching the presentations depressed me just a bit. Still, I'm giving it my all, and trying to learn from what I see in the other teams. We'll just have to see what happens. I've settled in to my new routine at work now. I work less than a mile from my apartment and have fabulous hours, starting at 6:30am and ending at 3:30pm. However, I'm still so far behind in another project (at another company), that as soon as I get out, I rush across town to work from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for them. And school? Well, this week I've ignored it for the most part as I have not had any breathing room. I have gotten a bit of reading done, however, between the hours of 6:30pm, when I get home, and 9:00pm, when I can't stay awake any longer. In bed at 9, and up at 5, and it all starts over again. My daughter Rebecca has just started a blog of her own, and she's having a lot of fun with it. It's only just begun, but you can still find out a bit more about what's going on in that part of my family if you want to check it out at http://rsfaircloth.blogspot.com/. Well, I have a couple of sideline projects to work on this evening...I'm designing a cover for my brother's new country music CD and a brochure cover for Custom Air Products, so I'll be busy for a bit now. Greetings out to Azzy, who never fails to keep in touch. My apologies for not being able to Skype with you recently, but someday, I really believe that things will calm down enough for us to begin chatting again. I've lost touch with several friends over the past few months, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to start catching up soon and make up for lost time.