A sadly missed opportunity

It’s rare that I’m off court for a week.  It’s a gift.  And I treasure the opportunity to work on transcripts.  I was so excited for this week.  I had a Monday hearing, and then three free days in the middle before having to cover in a murder trial on Friday.  Timing was great because I have two fairly large appeals.

You know the drill.  God laughs when we make plans.  GI virus hit hard Sunday evening/early Monday.  Down for the count.  Couldn’t make my hearing Monday.  Sick all day Tuesday.  Barely upright on Wednesday.  Functional, but not in good form on Thursday.  Poof.  The possibility of 500-600 pages edited, gone.

The good news is, of course, I listened to my body.  I stayed in bed.  Didn’t get my colleagues sick.  Got all better – not just partially.  So while I missed my opportunity to work and make some production progress, I didn’t let my body get run down.  Instead, I will send a few more pages out to the scopist.  In these economic times, I don’t mind sharing. 

Hopefully, though, another gift will come soon.