I got up before dawn this morning, planning on heading into work a little early. I packed up my laptop, grabbed my purse and my lunch, put on my boots (it's snowy out there!!!) and remembered to grab a pair of shoes for the office. I trudged to my car, grumbling to myself about having to pump gas in the cold.
I loaded everything into the car, got the little ice that was on it clear... turn the key... nothing. Not even a rrrr, rrrrr, rrrr.... just an irritating buzz like a really pissed off bee. Yup... battery was dead. Not surprising considering it barely moved over the holidays, and well - it's pretty darn cold out there!
So, I bring everything back inside, boot up the laptop, and e-mail work to let them know I'll be working from home ( I fortunately have a job where I can do that - though I do like going to the office from time to time.
Dave wakes up a half an hour later and gives me the look. The look that says... "You're either home because you're sick or something is wrong with the car... I really hope you're sick."
But dutiful partner that he is, after much grumbling (he was planning on heading back to the cottage that morning) he got it out, headed to the auto supply shop, bought a new one, and installed it. (I knew there was a reason to keep him around.) He even brought home lunch! And then he left for the cottage.
Anyway, since I didn't have an hour commute home, I took advantage of the extra time to finish up the first handspun sock. This is going to be a very warm pair.
Oh - the other advantage of staying home today - I was one of the first to see the announcement that little Logan James Campbell Baker made his debut at 6:30 this morning.
He's pretty much a carbon copy of my cousin! Welcome Logan - first word of advice - you family is crazy - just go with it!
And now.. it back to work tomorrow... for real this time....