The good news:
As you all know, on Tuesday I was out of work because of car issues. Yay.
On Wednesday and Thursday, I had awesome work days. I got in, dug down deep, and with the Lord’s guidance and help, I solved a problem I couldn’t solve for more than a week of trying. Wednesday, I tackled a problem plaguing our Customer Service Supervisor for almost a year. She asked me to address it last July, and try as I might, I couldn’t solve it.
I had to do the work on Wednesday I couldn’t get to on Tuesday, then I had time to work on the programming stuff because my boss is awesome and called off one of the things I normally have to do. Instead, I looked at my infamous project list (remember that? fondly nicknamed “the noose”?), and because he’d asked me to try and have the matter with this problem resolved by the end of the month so our customer service team can use it for their personal performance plans (PPPs), I knuckled down and walked through the page.