Divide and Conquer
I was super busy at work yesterday. Which was totally great becuase it made the day fly by. I left work a little after 5 and got home at about 5:50. There were two messages on my machine – one from the repair place and one from the rental place. Apparenlty, my car was ready.
They closed at 6.
I had to hurry. Luckily the place, was only about 2 minutes from my house. The insurance liasion at the repair shop was fantastic. I called him back when I was on my way to let him know I was coming. My car was already pulled around front by the time I got there.
Signed the final paperwork, paid the bill, and then I was ready to go. I got all the stuff out of the rental and into my car and as I was driving away, I realized I had forgotten to put gas in the rental. ARGH!
I quickly called the guy back and told him. He said I could come right back or swing by in the morning. Knowing my morning is already jam packed, I told him I’d turn around, come get the car and fill it up.
“How about this?” he said. “Since you have your little boy, why don’t I met you down the street at the RaceTrac? Then you can pay and be on your way.”
WOW! Now that is some seriously awesome customer service. Don’t you think? So I agreed and drove up the street to the gas station. He even pumped the gas and watched the needle to get it to exactly 3/4 full. I was very pleased with the overall experience.
Last night I was back in Revision Hell. I decided the best way to tackle this monster was to Divide and Conquer. Just take one thing at a time. Last night it was all the “delete this” edits. Tonight I will conquer all the reptitive phrases. I finally climbed into bed shortly after 11, exhausted.
The Man called and we chatted for a bit. He sounded as tired as I did – probably because he had talked my ear off the night before until well after midnight. After we hung up, I started to drift off to sleep…and an idea began to form in how I can rework the first part of the book. I’m moments away from being excited about the book again.
Funny how that happens, isn’t it?
It’s off to work and school. TGIF everyone!