I've been working since 17 November without a day off. My sleep schedule is irredeemably screwed. I visit my house once a week to change the litterboxes and keep the cats in food and water. This might all be worth it if I were making enough from it to keep my head above water, but even that is doubtful (despite all the sterling overtime). I think I gave up my geek cred when I cancelled the ISDN line.
Under the circumstances, I'm not entirely certain why I'm not yet wearing a nice straitjacket. If you're considering giving me one for the Solstice, I'd prefer green.