Thursday, December 5, 2013
Morning Delays and Interruptions
There are ghosts in the machine this morning. When I turned on Blogger, for some reason, my entire toolbar had disappeared -- I couldn't upload photos or adjust my text or anything. So I fiddled around and tried to look at reported issues, and darned if I could find any kind of help forum, though there may be one. (I know there used to be one.) And then I restarted my computer and behold, the toolbar showed up. Very strange.
Now I'm behind and I haven't even walked the dog yet. *sigh*
I got more news about my dad, and it sounds like things might not be quite as critical as I had feared, but he's still having tests and it's too early to say for sure. I'm still thinking I will go to Florida but I have not yet bought tickets -- Dad suggested I wait for those test results. Dave and I have Christmas plans here that I would like to see through, so maybe I can go right after Christmas and then stay until after New Year's. I can get a personal day or two from work if necessary. We shall see.
I walked to and from work yesterday, and took a walk at lunch, too. It felt good to move around. Every time I walk to work I save £2.80, which is how much my commute costs -- that's equivalent to $4.59 per trip on the tube. Can you believe the freaking tube is that expensive? It's ridiculous. I'm going to try to walk a lot more often.
Olga woke up loudly snorting in the middle of the night, like she had something stuck in her nose. She sounded like a revving engine, and really threw her whole body into it. Dave and I both got up and brought her out to the kitchen and her water bowl, and then Dave took her outside to try to calm her down a bit. She eventually came back to bed and slept, but the whole episode was very weird.
(Photo: A street sweeper in St. John's Wood, yesterday.)