I was jammed up waiting for things at work yesterday, so I took off a little early and headed off to Gurnee Mills to finish my Christmas shopping. I succeeded in this noble goal, but nearly lost fingers on the way back to the car. The problem was that Gurnee Mills is effectively laid out as a long, jagged line and I'd started near one end. When I finished, I was at the other end of the mall with all my packages. And managing to carry them all the way back was a bit of a challenge.
I made it. :)
Today, I got some help from one of my co-workers in India and managed to solve the problems that I've been dealing with at work related to the big ClearCase merge I mentioned earlier. I've got a new and different set of problems now, but I think that set of problems has been put to bed.