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  • Saturday, August 1

    8/1/2015 6:14:43 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I monitored the PwC hell desk until 10 PM last night. Hopefully, it's the last night for me to work that late. I received a call from my cousin asking me what my plans are for Saturday. I said I am playing tennis. I will pick them up at Van Dorn Metro around 12:30 PM so we can go to lunch and then w... Read more

  • Friday, July 31

    7/31/2015 6:21:55 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I worled until 9:45 PM EDT last night. I went to bed so tired. I told my boss around 3 PM that I finished collecting all the artifacts for the auditors. woo hoo. I am one efficient worker (hahaha). So, when I checked my email this morning at 5 AM - I saw the email from the person with the urgen... Read more

  • Thursday, July 30

    7/30/2015 6:27:19 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I worked until 9:30 PM last night. I woke up this morning to an email message about an urgent request sent at 10:30 PM. I responded this morning stating that I had gone to bed. I also said that I will need to talk to the CIO about the request since the file for a web link is updated hourly. Cu... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 29

    7/29/2015 6:07:45 AM, by TENNISJIM

    So, I finished working around 10:05 PM last night. Unfortunately, at this time, this is my work schedule. I hope to get some relief soon. I could have worked till midnight Steve. Just before I left I got another email asking me to collect artifacts for SSAE16-SOC1 audit (I had received an earlier e... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 28

    7/28/2015 6:14:58 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I finally finished around 9:50 PM last night. I made an agreement to call a customer at 8 PM EDT and when I did he had a family crisis and he said he would all me back in 30 minutes. He did and we spent 20 minutes resolving his issue. I overslept a little today - 5:15 AM. Wow. Scamper is not ea... Read more

  • Monday, July 27

    7/27/2015 6:04:49 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, it was a busy day and filled with a little drama. I started the day at 5 AM EDT. Around 5:50 AM EDT, I got on my laptop and started to get ready for some work for a customer. I had planned ahead for the thing that I need to do. I did my changes before 6 AM EDT which was the agreed time. Then,... Read more

  • Sunday, July 26

    7/26/2015 5:52:15 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, the vet appointment took less time than I had anticipated. I was able to get to the tennis courts by 9:30 AM. Unfortunately, our group could only grab one court. So Andrew and I waited for a court. Luckily, it was next to our group. We played until 1 PM and then went to Eden Kitchen for l... Read more

  • Saturday, July 25

    7/25/2015 6:56:40 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I left work around 2:50 PM and got home around 3:15 PM and started working again until 10 PM. I had a bad experience with a very nasty PwC user. I resolved his technical issue BUT he told me the issue is not resolved because he doesn't know how to correct his time sheet. I said that I am techn... Read more

  • Additional Inspiration

    7/24/2015 9:51:11 AM, by DRTIS77

    met a super special someone yesterday, who inspires me to be a better person than I have ever been! :) done my usual exercise routine, may be cranking that up a notch soon! "wish" me luck haha... Read more

  • Friday, July 24

    7/24/2015 5:52:13 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I completely forgot to do my SP stuff yesterday. My MacBook Air was out of battery so I charged it before I left for work. When I returned I was too busy with more work to do that I completely forgot to do my SP stuff. I even came home early - got home around 4:15 PM EDT. But lots of work... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 22

    7/22/2015 6:23:20 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I am working from home today because i have a dentist appointment. I have a 8:30 AM EDT conference call, 9 AM department meeting, 10:30 AM dentist appointment, 11:30 AM conference call, and 5:30 PM conference call. I started working (reviewing emails) around 5:30 AM and will end the day around 10 PM... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 21

    7/21/2015 5:49:34 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I got to work around 6:45 AM EDT. It didn't take as long from National Airport as I thought it would. Traffic pattern was quite different. I left work around 6 PM EDT. I stopped at the Mediterranean Bakery and picked up a flat bread for dinner. I got some Indian quick fix meals while hubby is away. ... Read more

  • Monday, July 20

    7/20/2015 10:34:11 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, It was so hot this weekend. It was a bit unbearable. I was felt burnt out while playing tennis and we played at 9:30 AM EDT. After tennis we went to Ruby Tuesday for lunch and it was an experience that one would wish for an enemy. Two hours to eat our lunch - one hour to wait for our meals. ... Read more

  • Sunday, July 19

    7/19/2015 7:19:13 AM, by TENNISJIM

    it rained in the morning so hubby and I did our grocery shopping. I bought a bunch of new food items that I can try while he goes on his two week vacation in Florida. This is a annual event and he has been doing it before we got together. It's his tradition and I don't want to take it away from him.... Read more

  • Saturday, July 18

    7/18/2015 8:21:27 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I left the office around 3:30 PM EDT and worked until 10 PM EDT at home. I made the conference call at 5:30 PM at home and then basically just monitored the SM9 queue. I made pan seared tilapia for dinner. We had some left over string beans. Today, we are playing tennis at 9:30 AM. Hopeful... Read more

  • Friday, July 17

    7/17/2015 12:22:26 PM, by TENNISJIM

    Last night I fell asleep monitoring the PwC support queue.... 102 oh oh.... SparkPeople site was having issues this morning so I am doing my SP stuff while eating my lunch in-front of my work laptop.... One of my pet peeves is not eat at my desk or in-front of my laptop. We'll that pet p... Read more

  • Thursday, July 16

    7/16/2015 6:37:19 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Happy Birthday to Scamper - our 19 year old cat. He made it. I didn't think he was going to... I am working from home today. It will be a nice change of pace - a little quieter and less distractions. Yesterday, I had seven- 7 - conference calls. I did other work while on those calls. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 15

    7/15/2015 6:21:08 AM, by TENNISJIM

    The broken record returns - i got to the office around 6:45 AM and asked Nick to help me out. I was not stupid - what I tried cannot be done remotely and needed to be hard wired at the Tysons office. Well, I got home around 7:15 PM last night and stayed online until 9:45 PM. I think I will work... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 14

    7/14/2015 5:42:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very logn worm day. I finally logout around 10:15 PM EDT. I got up at 4:15 AM today because I wanted to figure out some thing for a project I am responsible and needs to be done ASAP. I couldn't figure it out. I tried. I am too stupid. I am going into the office early to see if I can get some... Read more

  • Monday, July 13

    7/13/2015 6:19:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I am so sore from playing tennis this weekend. I am worn out. I need a day just to sit around and do nothing - yeah, right! Hubby and David J beat David M and me 7-6. Then, David M and I played some singles. We split tie-breakers. Then, David M and I beat Denny and Arthur 7-5. After that set, ... Read more

  • Sunday, July 12

    7/12/2015 7:11:39 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We ended playing tennis at 3 PM yesterday. Hubby did our grocery shopping after the Serena match. It was not thrilling. Serena will complete the calendar Grand Slam (GS) and have 22 GS titles like Steffi Graf. Oh well...I guess records are meant to be broken. Hubby's colleague weren't able to c... Read more

  • Saturday, July 11

    7/11/2015 5:51:55 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I know, I know, I know...don't work these long hours...I started the day at 5 AM EDT. Got to the office at 7:15 AM EDT while getting gas on the into the office. It was not a great start - when i Pulled my wallet out to get my credit card - the cash I was carrying came out as well and fell to the pav... Read more

  • Friday, July 10

    7/10/2015 6:10:55 AM, by TENNISJIM

    For Steve (if you are reading my blog) - I have to work these long hours. There are only four people to provide PwC helpdesk support from 8 AM to 10 PM. Guess who is one of them? Last night I made pan seared salmon. George brought string beans and tofu as sides. We had a good meal. Watched Wayw... Read more

  • Thursday, July 9

    7/9/2015 6:44:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It's going to be a short blog today - I am running late - I overslept today. I worked from 7 AM to 9:30 PM yesterday. Enough said? Scamper, our black cat with the kidney failure seems to be doing better. I thought he was going to die last Saturday..... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 8

    7/8/2015 6:06:42 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I am a broken record - I left home at 6:30 AM EDT so I can stop and get some cash for my hair cut appointment last night (6:30 PM). I left the office at 5:20 PM and got on a 5:30 PM conference call in my car. I thought I had put myself on mute - mike with a slash over it - turned out I was not. How ... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 7

    7/7/2015 5:44:00 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, I left home around 6:45 AM EDT and arrived at the office at 7:05 AM EDT. A good commute. I left the office at 6:45 PM and got home around 7:30 PM. Turned on the laptops and monitored PwC's support queue until 9:30 PM EDT. Then, I went to bed. I got up around 4:30 AM EDT today. I have... Read more

  • Monday, July 6

    7/6/2015 6:06:38 AM, by TENNISJIM

    End of a three-day weekend. It went too fast - I had to work a bit, too. Hubby and I played tennis from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM yesterday. John and I lost to David and hubby 7-6 (5). David and I defeated John and hubby 6-3. Hubby and I lost to David and John 6-4. I had a bad day. Missing too many e... Read more

  • Sunday, July 5

    7/5/2015 6:39:29 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We attempted to play tennis yesterday. It started to drizzle around 8:30 AM so we decided to play at 3 PM. We got out and may have gotten 45 minutes in and then rain came down. We headed to John's house to play some ping pong. We played a few games. Then, we played Monopoly. We made up some "house" ... Read more

  • Saturday, July 4

    7/4/2015 7:11:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Happy 4th of July! Well, we played tennis at 9:30 AM and finished around 12:30 PM. We went to lunch at Eden Kitchen. We finally got home around 3 PM and I started working. I only working until a little after 5 PM. However, I did work a little this morning. I didn't see an email sent at 8 ... Read more

  • Friday, July 3

    7/3/2015 5:57:49 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I arrived at the office around 7 AM EST yesterday. I left around 4 PM and when I got home (4:30 PM) I continued to work. I had two conference calls. One at 5:30 PM and the other at 6 PM which finished around 7 PM. So, I found out in the 6 PM conference call that we are supposed to be working tomorro... Read more