Last week I wrote about how the previous day was A Monday and by that I didn’t just mean by its position on the calendar.
Well I’m here to say that while yesterday as Monday, it was distinctly NOT A Monday. Part of my morning habit when I get up is to check the emails from my largest client. There are of course a bunch of processes that run overnight that I need to check on and fix and rerun if there’s a problem.
I wrote last week about how one ETL job had failed and I had to fix it. I fixed it, but Thursday, Friday and Saturday it failed again due to a related but different issue. Saturday I implemented a change that I was confident would solve the problem. Here I am 3 days later and I can say that it’s been running well since.
Another process that had broken last Monday ran fine. It was off to a good start.
A bit later in the day I received a copy of the weekly audit report. This shows security items that need to be reviewed and mitigated. There was a huge drop in issues from the previous week and one whole column had disappeared. This was a great day.
Later in the day I was able to complete some VB.NET code for an internal web app I maintain for the customer and add new functionality, and too boot, I found a far simpler way to implement what I want than I had started with.
About the only real issue yesterday that was work related was that the promised production data for a new project didn’t show up until dinner time. But, hey that’s on teh customer.
So, not every Monday is necessarily A Monday. Some are distinctly better.