Today we got notice from Seattle City Light that our electricity will be turned off on Tuesday, April 10 from 9-5. Fuck. What kind of crap is this???? And the letter refers to it as a 'temporary interruption'. Major fucking pain inconvenient is what it is.
Fortunately, it's not a Chef Anita Tuesday. But, since it's Tuesday and so my good swim class plus my weekly conference call, I'm not inclined to leave town for the day. Fuck. And, I suspect, the outage will not be a full 8 hours. Last time they did this, service was back about 3 or 4. But, still, Fuck.
On the bright side... I got up early this morning and knocked out a shit load of work. Then I hopped into the cutest car on the road and made a fast trip to Storables. Storables is in a shopping mall that is always packed to the gills and has about 1/4th of the parking the need to accommodate the crowds. But, Storables is next to the only parking garage and it has spaces if you get there early.
This shopping mall also houses both the Apple Store and the Microsoft Store and they are right across from each other. Today as I rounded the corner to get to the parking garage, I saw a long line waiting to get into the Microsoft Store - this was about 9:20. No clue what the hot item du jour is/was... maybe a phone or an Xbox thing. The line people looked to be maybe early 20s.
But, the parking garage had parking and I popped in, and returned some of the stuff I bought last week and then got what I really needed instead and came out only $14 poorer this time.
Then home where, by this time, all my work from this morning had passed through the quality checker and was ready for me to schedule publish. I did that for all the items and then went to the pool for a great swim. Stopped at the grocery store on the way home.
Picked up the mail and found the letter about no electricity on April 10. Fuck and that brings us up to date.
If work stays quiet this afternoon, I might just finish off all the putting away of stuff. There are still little bits left like the monitor replacement (coming Tuesday), the dining room chairs (coming Tuesday), the grommets, and other little finishing pieces but I think if I can get the rest of the stuff put away, I'll be at the end of what I can do for now.
I'm going to give it a try anyway.