Mrs Piper and I have a court file that we’re both working on - and I promised her a brief by the end of this weekend.
You know, there’s stress when you promise something to a co-worker, but at least when I come home I can slough it off for a while - it’s been a bit stressful trying to get this thing done, while looking after the PiperCub and keeping the homefires burning (Mrs Piper is lead counsel on this one; I’m just a consultant). I’ve had a migraine on and off for the past three days.
Not through anything Mrs P has said or done, I hasten to add - just that in my own mind, I’ve had this damn brief on my mind for four days, without being able to get to it.
So at last, at 1.45 am I finished it off and pushed “Save” for the last time (and then saved it to a memory stick, and e-mailed it to myself; yes, I get paranoid about losing things…)
Some mint tea, some Dope-surfin’, and I think I’m finally ready for bed.
those long cases are killers, aren’t they? my longest was 6.5 years from Statement of Claim to final decision - took a lot out of me. always had a bad feeling about it because they served us the day of the office Christmas Party, which I always enjoy - left me feeling: “they couldn’t have waited till after Christmas?!?”