Monday, September 15, 2008

Checking in

I'm alive. Not completely well yet from my upper respiratory infection. I still have a lot of residual coughing and some head-spinning from my cures and vapors. I can sleep at most an hour or two at a time before the coughing wakes me again, so this week has not been a great one. I worked from home last Tuesday morning and then didn't come out of the house until Thursday; I've worked as much as I can, including on Saturday. I'm having to do more than I would in this condition because I'm also having to take up the slack for a co-worker whose mother is very ill with cancer.
Yesterday I stayed house-bound, but at least I was able to shine up the bathroom to a high degree. Everything is clean -- I even hand-scrubbed the floor and cleaned the venetian blinds. Shower curtain and rug washed. Fixtures and walls scrubbed and polished. Every cubic inch is clean, clean at last!

Now, someone find me a replicator so I can just push a button and have the rest of the house equally clean, please!

We've had a lot of flooding in the county this week. The South Fork River is currently at 25.8 feet -- flood stage is 17 feet. There were a lot of emergency rescues around the county this weekend -- people trapped in chest-high waters.

The thing I reported on that tickled me most this weekend was someone who drove a car through a local cabinet maker's shop.

"I shouldn't have been in the car," the errant driver told me after I got photos of the vehicle still inside the business, poking through the wall.

No kidding.

"It's going to be in the G.D. NEWSpaper!" the car's owner wailed at him (while wailing on him).

"I'm sorry, I really am. But that's what happens when someone drives a car through a building," I told her.

"Did you get good pictures of my car?" she asked.

Priorities. It's all about priorities, isn't it?


Kirsten said...

Sheesh. She really asked whether you'd gotten good pics of the car? People sure are amazing.

Glad you're starting to feel better--cleaning is a good sign!

Anonymous said...

What? No pics of it here?? ;)

dreadnought said...

I could do with one of those replicator things too. I have a button on my computer that says 'COPY' and another that says 'PASTE' but they don't seem to do alot when it comes to making things clean LOL! Thanks for the comment on my blog, I've put a picture of the sheep on for you. Hope you get well soon. BoB.

Erudite Redneck said...

glad you didn't wash away!

Trixie said...

We were OK right here. I just couldn't have gone anywhere out of town -- flooding in just about every direction. Guess it's a good thing gasoline is too expensive, huh?

drlobojo said...

Yep, your little town is actually in a very old flood plain. Say the guy wasn't driving a 2005 or newer Ford or Merc was he? I've go two of them and their blasted adjustable breaks slowly bleed down until the brake pedal is level with the gas pedal. That makes for some really heart stopping events when you hit the brake and the edge of you foot presses the gas pedal first or at the same time as the brake. My dealer says I'm nuts, but it might be a story some would want to pursue. I re-adjust my brake pedal the first of every month to keep it high enough not to do that.