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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Silly Hurricane

I close down my office when there is a hurricane or tornado threat. That might seem silly, especially for such a small hurricane as this one, but the building is not incredibly strong and the doorway leaks, so we have to take specific precautions, like putting the computer hard drives up on tables and backing up the computers and unplugging all electronic media, and at that point, it's not worth sitting in the office. These precautions have to be taken whether or not the storm actually hits. And since there is a flood threat in my office's parish, the office is closed.

This is good news for my staff. I still pay them, and they sneak in and do a quick "emergency checklist," and then go home for the day. As you might imagine, they really like this policy.

But for me, it's pretty bad news. I had to make the call to close the office at 6:30 a.m., and go down immediately and take care of things. I wasn't worried about winds, but since a heavy downpour floods the office, I had to take care of that before the raining started.

Ander woke up to go down, of course, and has since refused to take a nap. He is in a great mood, but I went to bed a little late, and got up an hour earlier than usual, and worked from 7-8:30 a.m., drove back to Strollerfit, worked out from 9:30-10:30 a.m., discovered that the electricity was out all over Prairieville (hello? there was barely any wind. why no electricity?), went eat lunch with my sister at her cafeteria since I couldn't go home and cook, went to home to discover that, although electricity all around us was off, ours actually wasn't, and did some work. Through all this, Ander is still awake. In a good mood, but what's the point of a storm day if you don't at least get a quick nap?

Etcetera.

1 comment:

Spicy CPA Frog! said...

My husband had to go to the "silly hurricane" so I'll be a single mom for about 5 days. The good things is OVERTIME! Yep!! I like that!