Before I explain more, here is my weekly report.
As you can see , there has been an almost 20% decrease in productivity since last week! I did crank out two proposals (one to Lowe's on behalf of Trinity St. School and one to Motorola), but then towards the end of the week my family in India had a crisis with our old Boxer dog, Tyche. He was abandoned and then came to us through a series of owners and has been with us for 10 years. He has arthritis, is deaf and can't see very well. Then on the 14th evening he started having seizures. A seizure is extremely exhausting and after he had one, both my mom and brother thought he was going to die. Then he had another one and they really thought he was going to die. They gave him anti-convulsants (my mom is also a doctor), but he kept having seizures everytime he would try and sleep. He had more than 20 seizures over the course of the night and day until one vet finally told them to give him calcium and a steroid injection. All the canine epilepsy websites say that it is a serious emergency if your dog has more than 2 seizures in a day. Tyche had more than 20 and survived! What a miracle!
So I had a hard time concentrating on stuff! But, now that Tyche is fine (just cranky from the steroids), we can move on :)
The interesting thing I learned from this week's toggling was that it takes me pretty much the same time to write a new proposal as to reuse an existing one (~14 hours for the former and ~10 for the latter). I wonder what is wrong!