It was Labor Day here in the USA and Canada, but there was no rest for the wicked (me). We have our work cut out to meet a deadline on Wednesday for a proposal that my firm is making for a big two-year project. In the meantime, I’m off to Toronto tomorrow to go and sit in on another proposal, for the so-called oral presentations. It is somewhat like a job interview and therefore a nerve-wracking affair, but I’m just there to answer to technical questions they may have. Others in our party are familiar with the terms of the contract and the bid that we are making. I even went shopping for a new pair of pants or two, and ended up springing for a snazzy new jacket as well.