I was all set to write about what a busy day I had yesterday, and then this morning at work was totally wacky! So now you get two stories!
So yesterday, I worked from home, and I started working at 6 AM (because my boss had called me the day before a couple minutes before I left, asking me to do something, and since I couldn’t do it then I did it first thing the next morning). Eventually, GG and I had to round up the cats, because Ivan and Katrina had to go to the vet. They actually went into their carriers very well – I was able to just pick them up and they walked right in. Little Sacha I have to battle every time he goes! I decided it’s because Ivan and Katrina are so big, if you stick their front end into the carrier they have no choice but to walk in, they don’t have room to turn around at that point! When I explained my theory to GG, he did a great Temple Grandin impression, talking about cats instead of cows!
Getting out of the car at the vet’s office, GG did something to the door handle on my passenger’s side and I had to open the door from outside. Just great. After that, the handle worked but made a weird clicking sound. The vet’s visit was good, they’re both healthy, teeth look good, etc. Katrina actually lost a pound from last year, woo hoo! However… Ivan now weighs 22.4 pounds! We have to get his weight down, but I don’t know how to feed him any less than he is currently getting! Seriously, I worry I’m starving them sometimes! (Obviously I’m not…) While I was paying, GG went back to my car and managed to fix the door handle – apparently some plastic piece had popped off and he just popped it back in. Weird. But I’m glad it wasn’t serious!
When I got home, I worked and also did some housework. I stopped working right on time, and instead of having dinner and taking a nap before band, I went to this restaurant where we were having a band fundraiser, where I met up with a friend for dinner. I’d never been to this place before, but it was not really what I had imagined. Oh well, the food was good, and by the time it was time for us to go we actually had a pretty good turn-out of people there to support the band. So hopefully the fundraiser was worth it!
After dinner we had an extended band practice, since it’s concert week! We played almost the entire program, and it sounds pretty good. It’s amazing how everything always seem to come together right before the concert… Usually I’m kind of wired after rehearsal, but after band I just went home and went straight to bed!
Now, this morning! I was sitting at my desk at work, when the power suddenly went out! Most of us have laptops, so we could still keep working, but some people’s batteries were already dying. Plus, there was very little light, and nothing else electrical (printers, etc.) was working. Apparently it was just our building, so after hanging out for a while with no sign of power coming back, a couple of us walked over to another building to camp out in a conference room there. We had literally just set up our stuff when someone came in and said the power had come back on. So we unplugged, and then the fire alarm started going off! At least it was a nice day for a fire alarm… I thought maybe the power coming back on reset something in the alarm system, and set it off. But as we made our way downstairs and to the exit, we saw smoke and smelled something electrical burning at the bottom floor of our building! Then everyone had to stand outside in the parking lot for a while while they took care of whatever was on fire. Amazingly, no fire trucks showed up! They even come for fire drills, and I figured setting off the alarm would just automatically alert the fire department. But I guess they never made it. Eventually, they let us back inside – though there was still a horrible burning smell downstairs. But we have been safely back at our desks for over an hour now, and everything seems to be fine. Plus, we have electricity!