I've been able to spend the last couple of days on busy work and small chores, which is a great relief. I'm made a lot of progress on the whole getting-stuff-off-my-desk goal. There's still a long way to go, but at least I've had a little quiet time to work on some of those Important But Not Urgent things that I was complaing about before. It's nice to have tasks that involve little thought, no panic, and no angry phonecalls.
My parents and I discovered last night that there is a kebab place that will deliver to their house. And it's very tasty. This is indeed useful information!