Tonight I am more tired than a I remember being in a long, long time. I’m tired, I ache and I want to go to bed, however I shouldn’t because then I’ll be wide awake sometime in the middle of the night and that will mess me up even more. Right now I am aiming to stay awake until 9pm, then I’ll go to bed. I’ve put a lot of clicks on my pedometer walking between three locations for work, all within a couple of blocks from each other. This is good, but damn it, I’m tired.



About two and a half weeks ago I arrived early for work on a Saturday morning preparing to open the building for the day. I was greeted by my workplace being surrounded by police and fire trucks. I quickly approached the first officer I saw to find out was was going on. I learned that two electricians were let into the building to work on an ongoing project earlier that morning and something terrible went wrong. Something in the basement exploded and the two men were injured, one of them quite badly, and they had just taken them both off to the hospital.

Fortunately the incident was contained to a small area of the building and burned out quickly. The sprinkler system apparently did not need to come on. I haven’t heard how the two electricians are doing other than than they are recovering, and I will probably never learn more on that score due to HIPAA regulations. Unfortunately, the damages to the electrical system were extensive enough that we are not allowed back into the building during the investigation and will likely not be able to open to the public for at least five more weeks while repairs are made.

The rest of the staff and I are scattered at a few different sites all over town. This is good because it means I still have a job. My schedule however is all messed up and it’s really messing with the rhythm of my life. I feel exhausted, I’m eating poorly, and I find myself sitting way more than I usually do. My sleep is erratic and I’m way more jumpy/cranky/bitchy than usual. It’s going to be a long couple of weeks.

I have a planned vacation coming up after next week and I sorely need it. Talk about timing!

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What has happened in the last month or so? Well, A LOT.

First of all, we FINALLY got our air conditioner replaced, and the furnace to boot. We decided to do the whole shebang at once and avoid having to go through this again when the furnace goes in a few years. With our luck the furnace would die on the coldest night of the year, just like our A/C went kaput just as the summer was reaching its most uncomfortable temps. Hooray for home improvement!

We are also appealing with our insurance company over the ice dam damage that occurred 8 MONTHS AGO. We would like to get that settled asap so we can get our house fixed before the next winter arrives, but they did not give us nearly enough money to do so. Ah, the joys of home ownership.

Stay tuned for tomorrows blog post where I tell the story about a fire at work. Good times!


NaBloPoMo November 2015

Once again it’s National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo as it is known. The goal is to post to ones blog every day for the month of November. This is where I go from being a shitty blogger to a suddenly prolific one. I spontaneously decided to do this, after asking my husband to choose yes or no, to do this again this year. I am a glutton for punishment. Buckle up kids! Here we go!


Rocks. I have a lot of rocks. I pick up “good rocks” when I’m out and about. What should I do with them? Some are a little sentimental (sedimental?) but most are just rocks.

I wonder if by throwing them in the pond behind my house I would confused future geologists or archaeologists if they discover rocks that couldn’t have possibly come from this area.

These are the things I ponder while cleaning and organizing.

Fortunes Galore!


I’ve started a new daily photo project. Something a little different this time. Over the years I’ve saved almost every fortune from a fortune cookie that I could get my hands on. I have decided to photograph one each day until I run out. The challenge will be to make each one different somehow.

Click on the image above to view the set so far, and check back often to see more. Enjoy!