A few examples of the dominoes falling:
- Placed a tax supply order at 06:30 yesterday, because I'd failed to realize that all of the leftover supplies we had at the office were dated for 2001.
- Office supplies were delivered to my home yesterday (and returned, because I was at the office) because I failed to enter a separate shipping address when I placed the order Thursday.
- The copier broke down at 16:15 yesterday— the used toner compartment was full, which requires a technician. This, of course, is pretty darn unlikely on Friday afternoon. Worse yet, we have another copier in the office, but it isn't yet usable because of an incompatible power plug.
- The copier failure left us 45 short on Order of Worship covers. Even if we'd had them, we'd have run out of staples before Nate finished them.
- Having no copier was also inconvenient in preparing for this morning's Finance Team meeting (to work on the 2003 budget, among other things), so I arrived at 06:30 this morning to allow extra prep time.
- My early arrival was providential, as the Bank of America online banking system was offline (it had been scheduled to go down at 11:00 for maintenance, but...), requiring me to input data manually into a spreadsheet to obtain our current bank balance.
Blessings have been spread liberally throughout, including lunch with Nate on Friday and a good Finance Team meeting today. One of the biggest blessings, at least potentially, was an organizational meeting last night for a side venture I've been invited to join. With Phil, Sean, and David, I felt out of my league and with nothing unique to contribute. Yet I suspect that's untrue— my gifting and history may give me some unique contributions indeed, in time. I look forward to going public soon. This venture is laden with ironic undertones. Perhaps that's why I think it might be right.