I actually wrote up this post weeks ago, but work has been so busy the last few weeks I didn't have time on my lunch break to pick out and upload photos. Things are slowed back to normal now, so no more excuses.
Christmas and New Year's were nice, though sandwiched with madness. A water main broke in an office building in our work complex and flooded the basement level floor to ceiling and part of the garage with a million gallons (literally) of water December 23. Our office didn't suffer any damage but power was out in the whole complex. It took some ingenuity and merciful people to do my job that day since I couldn't use my work computer or phone.
But then I got to leave it behind temporarily to fly to the Inland Northwest and spend Christmas and the New Year at my parent's home. Brought a Christmas surprise with me too. Nobody knew about it till we got there, but apparently my parents were the only ones actually shocked. I was still quite please with myself, keeping it all a secret.
The week home was mostly enjoyable as we visited some of my good friends and did lots of family stuff. I say "mostly" because nearly everyone took turns suffering from a brief yet violent viral plague. I will spare the details. Or perhaps you know the details, having already become acquainted with the little bug.
Work has been very busy so far this month dealing with the aftermath of the flood and changes we're making at other locations in addition to my usual workload. I had some flashbacks to last July and August's work insanity, but I'm happy to report everything parking is back under control and I'm officially caught up with all my work.
Birthday shout out to my dad. His birthday was yesterday but he's on a Mexican cruise with my mom celebrating their wedding anniversary, so I didn't get to talk to him day-of and he probably didn't see my card before he went out of town. For the record, I remembered.
And birthday countdown for me! 10 days!
Birthday Trip 2017
2 weeks ago