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Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Dave!Well...

It's hard to come up with something to blog about when the only thing going on in your life is excruciating pain.

And I have at least another week to go... probably two.

The bigger problem is that I am getting incredibly behind despite the fact that I am working all the time. I attribute this to not being able to multi-task. Usually I am working on a couple projects in my head while I'm physically working on a couple others. But now? If I try to focus on more than one thing at a time, the pain proves to be such a big distraction that I get nothing done at all. And so I put all my concentration into the task at hand so I can make some progress. No matter how small.

Still haven't heard back from the hotel whose airport shuttle nailed me. I filled out a survey they sent explaining everything, but apparently they don't bother to read the surveys. Typical. It's all "We value your opinion!" — Until you actually give it to them.

And speaking of pain... today I found out that the US Dollar was far weaker against the Euro than I had previously thought, meaning I blew right past my vacation budget. Badly. 20 Euros does not equate to $22 US dollars, it's $27.50 US dollars. Which means every time I was spending 20 Euros I was bleeding $5 more than I thought I was. That adds ups really quickly when everything in Europe is expensive to begin with.

Oh well. Credit card debt won't kill you... it just feels that way.

Much like a fractured rib.

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Comments

  1. whitenoise says:

    Chin up, buddy. It’ll get better.

  2. Matt Westergard says:

    Dave – sorry about your accident. Feel better soon.

    I’m also sorry the U$D sucks ass.

    – Matt

  3. Ren says:

    I had hoped to stay well below our Spring Break budget with this year’s trip to London and Paris due to most of the flights being paid with points and the hotels covered by my wife’s business trip. However, it turned out that the hotel in Paris didn’t allow us to all be in one room and that extra room ended up costing us nearly US$1000. Had we realized this in advance we would almost certainly have found a cheaper hotel. We only ended up a bit over budget, but I had hoped to be a grand or two below budget. C’est la vie!

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