around 630pm today, i finished the last of my 81 transcripts of household interviews. it's not supposed to be today but walking up the murdoch carpark to the asia research centre, i sort of realized, well, might as well finish the last 33 minutes (of a 55-min interview) here. it doesn't matter there's no passport (usb) since what i call my 'internet' usb saved the day. it is a back-up account at www.box.net/files. for US$7.95 monthly, a 5-GB account can be maintained. so the latest version of the transcript was downloaded, saved into the PC and about 3pm, i worked on it.
the transcripts are just step 1 of the data analysis stage but i could...i feel i deserve a fitful sleep tonight for being able to build one of the building blocks of my research. these small moments matter. the last sentence, the last period, and the last key. i feel like shouting. on the way home, beanie, gloves and all because of the cold, i was smiling. i know i'm just about to start anew on data analysis. but i finished something. i'm getting SOMEWHERE.