Well, I've been able to work somewhat more normally today, at least inasmuch as I am no longer being actively thwarted by machines. Also, it has finally been realized here that there's really much more than one temp's worth of stuff to be done, so I'll have another guy in here tomorrow to help out. This is a good thing.
My hands get a bit worn out from stuffing envelopes all day, but I think they're still in good enough shape to play a bit of mandolin. I've started working on the Bach violin fugue in G minor that's on the Modern Mandolin Quartet CD. That's such a beautiful piece, but it's by far the hardest thing I've ever tried on the mandolin. Fiddle tunes just don't compare. So it's a good challenge.