Down: Lionel Richie died today. No, not the singer; my favorite mug. I knew I had a meeting after work, so it made sense to go to the office today. The first thing that happened when I got there was that I dropped my precious “Hello… Is it tea you’re looking for?” mug. SAD.
Up: We finally – after months of back and forth with our Facilities department – got some sand in the base of the punching bag at work. It’s only filled up halfway, though, which I quickly discovered is not enough. More sand is hopefully on the way.
Up: I was able to time my walk to the volunteer office for my meeting perfectly – I had just hit the alley to the side door when the first raindrops fell. By the time I walked to the front door from inside, it looked like a monsoon outside. I got lucky on that one!
Up: I’m officially a “Supervisor on Duty” now, which is something we’re trying out. Normally that position is reserved for actual staff, but a few of us agreed to be trained as volunteers. I’m so pumped! I got all sorts of info tonight, and I’m excited to play around with some of my new access. I might get my chance tomorrow – I’m the first one from the group who’s signed up for an SOD shift; I’m on tomorrow evening into Thursday morning. W00t! (Also, between you and me? I’m terrified. What have I gotten myself into??)
Down: After all the excitement of the day, I was looking forward to going home, making some dinner, and settling in on the couch to watch the Olympics. Of course, due to the storm that I narrowly avoided while at my meeting, my power was knocked out. It’s out all over the Wilkins/Forest Hills/Monroeville area. So I went to the gym to watch their tv for a while, but I figured the power would be back on by now since it’s been about 4 hours. Spoiler alert: it’s not. And I’m hungry. And my phone is about to die. This is shaping up to be a not-great situation. 😦
Hopefully the power is back on before my first SOD shift tomorrow; otherwise I’m not sure what I’ll do. I guess if all else fails I can spend the night in the volunteer office. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, though!