What I need to do should be relatively simple. It's just a form. I've seen this form in my head for months and months. It is not rocket science. It should be easy to create.
But, I can't just create any form - it has to be easy to follow, e-mailable, faxable, it can't be too long, it can't take too many steps to use it. Sounds easy - right? But wait, we also decided that sending it as an attachment isn't something we want to do. Still not rocket science material.
I spent yesterday trying to determine how to use some existing software. It didn't look that hard. I was making progress. I saved early and often. I left the office feeling good.
Karma was smiling on me today and the only meeting I had got cancelled. I had the entire day to crank this one form out. When I opened my masterpiece from yesterday, all of my work was gone. Undaunted, I decided it was better to start over than whine about the missing data. Besides, I had some new ideas that I wanted to try.
I spent all morning working on the form. I got it to a point where I was ready to print it to see what it looked like on paper. I fired up my trusty printer and I got - you guessed it - nothing! Still not flustered, I started over - again! By the time I got to quitting time, I had recreated yet another masterpiece. I tried to send my masterpiece to myself before I left and once again - NOTHING! I wandered off to the gym to take out my frustration on the Beast.
I vow not to give up and to try again tomorrow. When I was explaining my dilemma to Mr. MonkeyGirl he casually mentioned how the forms he uses at work were created and how they use them. Did I ever tell you how much I love him?!! I think he might have completely solved my problems and hopefully I will have something to show for all my hard work by the time I leave the office tomorrow. If not, I have a lot of time this weekend to work on my resume!