Feeling a little nervous now, aren’t you?
WELL YOU SHOULD BE. Especially if you’re like me, living in a part of the country that is supposed to get over a half an inch of ice tomorrow. We’re all used to hearing things like thirty inches of snow being a problem, so maybe half an inch isn’t a big deal to you. Let me tell you-it is. Roads are impassible. Powerlines snap. Tree limbs fall on houses. Etc.
The worst part of it is that the weather people keep saying “prepare for power outages!” How the hell do you prepare for that? All the generators are GONE from the shelves if you could even afford one-and what am I supposed to do? Have a contractor install a fireplace while I’m at work today? Yeah, that’s going to happen. So all I can do is bundle up as tight as I can and hunker down and HOPE TO WHOEVER UP THERE HEAR’S MY HOPES that we don’t lose power, or that if we do it’s only for 12 hours like during WHITE DEATH 2012 that started on Christmas freaking day. At least then it was just snow. You can drive in snow-there ain’t no driving in ice.
Also, I’m married to a national guardsman. He’s not in rotation right now for natural disaster, but if they call for additional help he will volunteer. It’s one of his most annoying and noble traits.
ALSO, I work for a wonderful director who will not close the library until the last minute, so tomorrow I will probably have to travel to work in WHITE DEATH 2013 to work for an hour or so and then travel home in WHITE DEATH 2013. If I don’t come in for those few hours that we’ll be open, I won’t get paid for the hours we are going to be closed unless I use personal time. And when you’re trying to get pregnant, you save your personal time.
ALSO, we’re supposed to get more ice Sunday night into Monday and the low on Monday is
Anyhoodle. Moving on. Ahem.
That’s Me Thursday!
1. I really hate bad weather. Did you know? Well now you do. And it’s not just winter weather-I don’t like rain unless I don’t have to go anywhere. Then I don’t really have anything against it. But weather is really pissing me off right now. We had to cancel our pictures FOR THE THIRD TIME on Tuesday because of rain. And as far as WHITE DEATH 2013 goes, I would MUCH RATHER be at work Friday and Saturday as scheduled than be at home, without power or heat.
Now, on the other hand, if we’re lucky enough to keep our power I’m cool with being home. I’ve got food and stuff. Chief is getting cat litter in preparation. But we keep the house stocked on food. Along the same lines:
2. I have an irrational fear of not having enough toilet paper. Under good circumstances, if we have less than eight rolls I start to panic and feel nervous. Now yesterday, when everyone on brag-about-being-pregnant-book was talking about how the shelves at the supermarket had been cleared of bread and milk I was all cocky thinking “don’t let your kitchen run out of those things and you can have french toast whenever you want, LIKE ME!” But then someone mentioned that the toilet paper aisle had been picked clean and I had to stop myself from running to the staff bathroom at work and filling my purse with rolls. I’m still considering it. But I think the 20 or so rolls we have should last us through WHITE DEATH 2013.
3. I got a new/second job this week! I wasn’t looking for one, we’re doing pretty good on money, but this one just sort of fell into my lap and the money was way too good to turn down. Supreme Boss’s husband works for a law firm that is a BIG. DEAL. It’s the most prestigious law firm in town-they have a lot of high power clients. A VERY important VERY big politician on the national scene used to work there. Anyway, they lost their law librarian about two months ago and have been doing without (which means not doing AT ALL) and needed someone with an MLIS FAST who could try and pick it up, so Supreme Boss recommended me! It’s just 10-11 hours a week and it’s going to amount to over $10,000 more a year. And I get Christmas bonuses and raises. AND I can work whenever I want. So when chief gets up at 5:00 am and I’m stuck just laying there doing nothing, I’m now getting up and getting myself to the firm by 6:00 am. They gave me full access to the building which also has an employee gym and indoor pool! What this also means is that we’re going to have more money for possible treatment options in the future! We need to get things paid off first (which we’re working on) but guys! This is so great! The downside is that not having a librarian there filing for the last two months means that the books are sort of everywhere. Lots of work to be done.
Anyway, if any of you are going to be suffering through WHITE DEATH 2013 I wish you the absolute best of luck. Keep your uterus warm!