I have learned 2 important things today.
First, when going to work on a Saturday, be sure to check your Inbox to see if the XML database will be down for maintenance before you start writing and editing (unless the thought of losing 3 hours of work holds a perverse appeal to you).
Second, last night I noticed that my 2 basil plants (outside my apartment) were really drooping. I knew I hadn’t watered in a while, but I didn’t think they required a lot of water. Just to be sure, I poured a lot of water on both basil plants. The next morning (while en route to work on that ill-fated XML document), I noticed that both plants were looking fresher, sturdier and happier.