Yesterday, I got some supplies for the hurricane because they say it's coming. I got water, non-perishable food, batteries, and duct tape. Everyone was out of "D" batteries, so I got the few remaining "C" batteries and a radio that took "C" batteries. I can't really fault the stores for not having enough "D" batteries, because they aren't used that much: most people use the electric cord on their boom box or whatever. Some of these machines, even my small sports TV, take like 8 "D" batteries for only 8-10 hours of use. What a waste! So this new radio is also a CD player, takes the "less popular" C batteries... and... oh, man, how embarrassing: It's frosting-pink colored "Hello Kitty" boom box. Well, at least it was on sale, and the end result is I have a working battery-powered radio. That's pink.
Anyway, we still don't have a fence. This sucks for reasons I have already mentioned, plus the fact that now there are piles of loose, wet lumber behind my house. Why does this suck...? Think about it. My house is next to piles of loose lumber. Oncoming hurricane. Dammit!
So, with all the crazy weather, my ankle has been bothering me, but it's been so frequent, I just sort of ignore it... until it collapsed last night. So I put the brace back on it, and assumed it would stop hurting. Well, it still hurts, and while it will support more weight, it is swelling like a sprain. Dammit! So I stayed home from work. I still have to haul all my loose stuff in from the yard, and I don't know how the hell I am going to do all that.
Then, even though I dial in from work, I find that there was a network crisis last night where some idiot has his box on our server's IP address, so the WINS server is all confused, and files can't be copied from one place to another. I could have easily fixed it if I was there. But no. I am not. I had to do everything through a 56k connection, including VNC, ssh, pcAnywhere... all on this little laptop. Windows keeps crashing. Mapping is not working. VPN connection constantly timing out. Network is crazy. Blood pressure really high.
THEN, if all this wasn't enough, I get a call from my wife that says our friend Sean said that we're having layoffs at work. AGAIN! I am not allowed to talk about it, but I don't know if I have a job at this time. Dammit! Massive company wide exchange, too, is on the news. Great. Maybe I'll know by the end of the day. Who knows.
I wish I had a mommy.
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