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The nocturnal workers' thread

User: DrSeeker - 02 February 2010 17:06

Don't normally post on this thread but wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS BILBOBAGGINS!!! :-)

User: bulbs - 02 February 2010 18:04

Congratulations BilboBaggins, it's a great evening for you just those last finishing touches. Well done and I hope to be close to the stage you are now in the not so too distant future, many thanks for words of encouragement. (up)

User: alpacalover - 02 February 2010 19:58

Congratulations Bilbo! well done!!! You must be so happy and on another planet right now! I hope you're not getting so much deserved sleep and rest!
I've not been doing too brill last couple weeks still, been plugging away at some data and making figures. At last put a full plan of action together last night and managed to tick off one task on it! :) Only just in from work tonight and absolutely shattered so nothing tonight, but should leave work at reasonable time tomorrow so will work then, and then if I can do a full day on the weekend then I should have 2nd draft of first chapter done and ready to send off!! Then just 4 to go....!

So happy for you and love to hear the success stories, and know that if I plug away a little a day I can get there! You're a fantastic inspiration Bilbo, be very proud of yourself! (up)


User: BilboBaggins - 02 February 2010 20:33

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Thanks everyone for the congratulations :-) I've just emailed off the PDF to be printed and bound, after last minute tweaks, so that's that done.

Going to sleep solidly for days I think! It will take days to be printed and bound, so I might as well rest and recover while that happens!

Good luck to everyone else still plugging away. Keep going! That's the secret.

User: chrisrolinski - 02 February 2010 22:24

Congratulations!!!! (up)(tree)(gift)

User: mathkitty - 02 February 2010 22:29

*temporarily hijacks nocturnal workers thread*

wow bilbo! Congratulations! That's so brilliant!

*hides again*

User: chrisrolinski - 04 February 2010 09:24

I am so giving up coffee and never touching it again after this thesis! i can't stay up without it or feel energised to do work in the evenings without it (which I have to do now) - but the morning headaches are so painful and miserable for the hours it takes in the morning (I don't drink coffee in the morning because I don't want to perpetuate the problem more then is neccesary) sigh. (sprout)

User: chrisrolinski - 07 February 2010 19:47

Here we are again! I must finish a chapter tonight/early am, to free up next week for the rest of the thesis.

Anybody else up tonight working? (sprout)

User: angelofthenorth - 07 February 2010 19:50

Yup, on a 20 minute break. Finished at 1am this morning, started at 8am and will go til about 11pm tonight. And repeat....

Absolutely knackered!

User: Sue2604 - 07 February 2010 19:58

Hi Angel, those are long hours! Hope you're eating well and getting some exercise/fresh air. You too Chrisrolinski. I'm also working, altho it's almost 7am where I am. So I'm here too to keep you company.

User: chrisrolinski - 07 February 2010 20:06

Yes, it is -4 here, so plenty of fresh cold air coming in through the open window to keep me awake!

Going to spend most of the night sipping tea.

Can't wait to get this thesis done. I need to get it out of the way and move on with life.

User: Natassia - 07 February 2010 20:19

I am here too....only finishing a MSc essay though that was quite dull at first but now looking quite interesting, shame it has to be in tomorrow really! I don't want to be up too late as its my birthday tomorrow and I have to start my dissertation proposal!

Good luck to everyone else doing more important-sounding PhDs! Nx

User: Sue2604 - 07 February 2010 20:19

I hear ya Chrisrolinksi!!! But you're so close now, keep going!!! I know it's hideous for you, but am envious as you're so close to finishing, and I've still got months to go. So, see how well off you are??! ;-)

And know exactly what you mean about life on hold. I've just seen a job I'd like to apply for, but the timing is not right as I'm not ready to go back to employment - but at the moment am thinking that I'll apply, as this thesis is obviously going to take forever and forever no matter what I do, so what's a few more months delay...?

User: BilboBaggins - 07 February 2010 20:23

Good luck to all the night workers out there (and Sue in the day time!). I've just been dealing with correspondence from my sup, re signing and formal submission of my thesis later this week. And expecting to start viva preparation tomorrow, if the ordered book turns up.

Hang on in there PhD-ers, especially those of you near the end.

User: alpacalover - 07 February 2010 23:05

Natassia - I hope you got essay finished soon, and can enjoy your day - Happy Birthday for tomorrow (gift)

Keep going Chrisrolinski, like Sue said, you're so close, so wish I was there!

I'm just finishing up for the night, had a productive weekend at last! :) Chapter 1 almost ready for draft 2 submission, it's starting to really look good! :) and i've just put some of my main data together for chapter 5 (thanks Superman for help with this if you read this thread!). So now it's time for bed! Working 12-9 tomorrow :( so going to lab in morning to print off some stuff and hopefully get chapter 1 stuff finished! Unfortunately need to go to Docs so lets hope can get decent appt otherwise it will mess up all my plans!

Good luck with the nocturnal working (up)

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