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Alethea & Athena
Surprise day off 
5th-May-2015 03:58 pm
For weeks and weeks now, we've been anxiously awaiting the day we were ahead enough at work that we could take the day off and play video games. Not just for video games' sake, although we do enjoy them, but because, as previously stated in recent posts, we're kind of burning out. And also because we're translating manga based on video games, and we prefer to see all the developments as they happen in the game.

Well, anyway, the point is, we got our day off today! ...But not because we had enough work done. This is kind of a problem, because now when our day off is over, we'll still be faced with mountains of work. That's why we wanted to get the work done first.

No, the reason we got a day off today is that, in all the busyness and chaos, I forgot to pay the electric bill. The electric company got fed up with me not answering the constant letters (who reads physical mail anymore?) and shut us down. But on the bright side, the bill is paid now, we have our power back, and everyone is happy! Sort of. Until tomorrow, when we have mountains of work again.

But I called the power company right away, and the very helpful phone person told me that they weren't going to send anybody out to turn the power back on until this afternoon, so we figured compulsory day off! Woohoo... Fortunately, the main video games we need to research are on handheld devices, specifically the 3DS, which was already fully charged! Tadah! And so we have spent the day playing Devil Survivor, and really wishing we could play it in Japanese. At least now we'll have some familiarization with it before we have to translate it. Looking at our current schedule, there's a possibility that wouldn't have happened if not for our surprise day off.

In other "we might not die after all" news, we have a new deadline for the constantly preempted series, and it's a little bit later than we were planning for. So that means we know with a surety that we want to work on My Little Monster first, and that we might not have to push ourselves quite so hard to get everything finished supersupersuperfast. Just supersuperfast.

Today I'm thankful for getting a chance to play lots of video games, getting the chance to familiarize ourselves with Devil Survivor, having lots of readily available non-perishable food when it turned out to be a good idea to not open the refrigerator, our power being back on now, and email reminders to pay bills.
6th-May-2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ack!! That's not the most desirable reason to get a day off... but I guess sometimes you take what you can get :) I'm glad everything's sorted out now! I'm so thankful most of my utilities send me emails for payment. I missed one water bill early on (that and trash are the only things I get in the mail, and trash is paid quarterly) and had to pay a late fee when the next one came around. So I'm careful now to pay those as soon as I get them, but being able to click through an email link and just hit "submit" sure is easier than writing out a check, addressing and stamping an envelope, getting it to the mailbox (my mail gets collected early, so I usually walk it to the post office down the street rather than continually forget to put it in my mailbox the next day)...

Nice subtle new title name dropping :)
7th-May-2015 01:05 am (UTC)
I know, right? But apparently we needed it really badly, because it kept going on and on.

Ha ha, I didn't even think it was that subtle! It was just one of those things that we hadn't mentioned yet, but then it became relevant. Of course I want to say a little more about it, but no time!
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