Sigh. Well, I made my first mistake today. It was inevitable. We'll see how my boss reacts. If he's a jerk about it, I'll make one decision, if not, I'll make another. It's not an end of the world mistake. But still, not my finest hour either.
As you've noticed, I'm a horrible editor. I'll be the first to admit that I don't have an eye for catching typos. So I first messed up the document he asked me to work on when I had to make some changes, but I didn't catch all of the changes I needed to make. It didn't help that I couldn't print out the document. I always find it much harder to catch errors when I'm reading from a screen. (That whole printer thing was a mess not at all of my making, and I fixed it by ordering a new part from Ohio that should have been in our office to begin with. C'est la vie. It'll be here tomorrow.)
Anyway, I finally had it the he wanted it, when he gave me about three minutes to take out the tracking changes and put it in final. It didn't help that he threw a yelling fit because the printer wasn't working (I was able to have the accounting supervisor print it at his desk.) I noticed after he left that I'd left one of the tracking changes in. Nooooooo.
Actually, I shouted, "Fuck!" Fortunately, my co-workers are fine with colorful language. I haven't heard from him, but he's a sharp guy, so no way will he not notice. I hope he gets over any upset (which he seems to do quickly) and thinks of all the things I've done 100% correctly over the last almost two months. I think he will.
So we'll see how he handles it. If he's cool(ish) with it, we're in business. If not, I've worked for way too many high-strung men to put myself in that position again. He's a good guy, if very short-tempered. I think it will be fine.
It was nice to come home and hang out with a friend on the beach, then do laundry and catch up on The Big Bang Theory while making dinner. I'm going to try hard to be asleep by 11:30 tonight. I'm fighting off a cold and exhaustion, which didn't help my editing skills.
But, tomorrow is another day. And this one ended well. Actually, I was happy the whole day, if a bit low energy. So let's say the whole day went well. Yay! In a few hours, I get to wake up to my lovely meditation ritual. That's always something to be happy about. It makes getting out of bed a pleasure.