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11 December 2014 @ 11:41 pm
Battening Down The Hatches...  
I think the worst of the wind has passed, but we're in the middle of a major storm here. I'm working at home the next couple of days, because last week's adventure on I-80 (which flooded at a low spot, and I did not know that was even possible) was enough without adding hurricane winds to the mix. :O

Still have power. Still have all our trees.

Wet days mean biking in the garage, where I'm rewatching Pushing Daisies, S1. I defaulted on my Yuletide story, because I couldn't get anything going, but I still love the show. The wry humor, the art direction, the impatience of Emerson Cod. This is probably my most favorite of Swoosie Kurtz' roles. She usually plays brassy drunks, and that's kind of the case here as well... but every now and then, a little bit of wistfulness or sweetness escapes through the hard shell of her character. It's a really nice portrayal.

Still reading lots of Neal Shusterman. I finished The Dark Side Of Nowhere, which has a premise unlike almost any YA novel ever. Reread Unwind, though I'm about to start the 4th book in that series, and I'm also in the middle of Speeding Bullet. That last one is notable in that he often has smart or at least clever characters, and these kids are closer to average intelligence. It rankles them, but there's little they can do.

Last weekend: outside lights (but not indoor), got a tree (still not decorated!). The inside of the house needs to be decorated, and there's still shopping and now baking to do. So. Much. Work.

Actual work? Big deadlines tomorrow and Monday, some of them sooner than they should be given schedule drift due to late hardware delivery. WHY is software always the place where we make up schedule, as if it's all magic? Ugh.

Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on December 12th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh, UGH, storms! Thankfully you seem to be riding it out :) They just had a blurb about it on the morning news. I think here we're definitely stormed-out at the moment with last week's nor'easter (my basement took on water but that's not unusual when it rains that hard and fast). We had minor street flooding in my area but in some areas north of Boston entire streets flooded out and people had to be rescued because the water depth was deceptive.

I know, So Much Work. I don't have a tree. Just finding the time to get presents is my biggest bugbear.


The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 12th, 2014 07:31 pm (UTC)
When we lived in Salem (Oregon), the house had a basement, and it flooded multiple times every winter. I'm sure my mother got very tired of bailing/mopping smelly water into the utility sink over and over. I think my parents' mistake was putting a rec room down there. The previous owners probably knew that nothing you really loved belonged down there. If it's all concrete, it's more of a pain than a source of property damage.

I'm hoping getting the cast off went well yesterday? Some good news would be nice!