Sunday, January 27, 2008

New office

Last weekend, in the wee hours of the morning, someone drove a car through the stone "monument" at the entrance to our subdivision. We don't know what happened, exactly, but there was a police helicopter hovering over the neighborhood, and the police had the street closed. There was a car smashed up against, or rather, through a neighbor's fence; we assumed that the police had the streets closed because they were looking for whoever had been in the car.

We never did hear what happened, and the monument is still in pieces. Probably alcohol-related, Bob said, and that's probably right. I was wondering whether it was a high speed chase that ended with the crash, but I guess we'll probably never know. One of the weirdest things was that there was a message from a police officer on our answering machine, asking for me, saying that they were working an accident in our neighborhood, and needed a phone number for the homes association.

I called back, wasn't able to get hold of the officer, and left a message, but he never called me back. I have no idea why anyone would have called me -- I don't have anything to do with the homes association, and can't imagine how they would have gotten my name. It's a mystery.

That same night, or the evening before, I guess, we lost power for a couple of hours. Nothing specific had happened that we could pinpoint, i.e., no storms or anything, but it didn't come back on immediately like it normally would. I had to take a shower the next morning--I needed to wash my hair--and Bob was concerned that if the power didn't come on overnight, the water in the waterheater wouldn't retain enough hot water.

So I took a shower in the dark, with him holding a flashlight. Now that's something we don't do every day!

We're moving at work. We won't be in the basement anymore--we're moving to the third and fourth floors of the building we're in now.

This will be my office ("before" pictures, obviously):

It has a kitchen! Well, it's not like an office that has a kitchen, it's a kitchen/office. But it has windows! It's been a long time since I could see out of a window at work.

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