Thursday, November 13, 2014


Well, today was a washout. Woke up with a migraine, and couldn't get back to sleep, so once I could get my eyes to focus, I decided to check my email on my phone. Which was mysteriously not connected to the wireless network. "Huh," I thought. "Must need to restart the router." And then I noticed that the bedroom fan was off... and that my phone wasn't charging... so, no power. Lovely! I got up and trundled downstairs to see if our first-floor neighbor had power, which is when I found out that someone from the power company had been there asking for me or Jeff. Uh-oh. Sure enough, I used my phone to email Jeff, and it turned out that his plan of paying just part of the power bill each month wasn't such a good plan after all. (Yeah, no shit, right? I didn't know.) We weren't even that far behind, and I don't recall getting any notices from them, but yeah. No power. Jeff did some scrambling and got it turned back on after a couple of hours, but by that time the migraine had re-asserted itself in a big way (funny how a sudden burst of stress will do that!) and I was a wreck.

Now I'm watching the Bruins forget how to hockey versus Montreal, and I would like a do-over on today, please.

But in lieu of that, here's a picture of Jasper the guinea pig, in his favorite snuggling spot:

(Yes, I know the bills need to be managed better. Yes, I know I ought to pay more attention. Yes, we are having a conversation about this tonight.)