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Rambles of a Semi Sane Person
by boringscreenname

next entry: 09/02/2012

Spencer's Birthday and More Job Stuff



Yesterday was kind of a crazy day. I went into work and it was fairly quiet most of the night. It was raining off and on, but nothing major and there weren't any severe storms. Around 6;15 the power went out and then immediately came back on. You wouldn't think this is a huge deal but it is because I work at a huge research facility (it's set up like a college campus, that's how big it is) and we have a lot of stuff that could be affected by a power outage.

Right after the power came on everything went haywire. All the alarms in the facility started going off, and our radios were still out so I couldn't call the two patrol officers to let them know what was up. I did get ahold of them and told them to disregard all alarms, and got all the alarms silenced.

Then we have a 2 page list of people we have to contact in the event of a power outage. There are at least 25-30 people on the list, so I was calling everyone up and explaining the situation, and the people I couldn't get ahold of I left messages with so the phone was going crazy all morning. I spent at least 45 minutes on the phone. Then I still had to finish typing my Shift Activity Report and write another report on the power outage, so it was a busy morning to say the least. I was so glad to leave that office. Then on the way out to the car it was still raining, so I got soaked.

Anyway got home, and David tends to Grant while I get the older two dressed and breakfast. Then I took a shower and he went over to his sister's so she could come over and watch the kids and get our vacuum back. Once she got here we headed to the plasma place. It was dead in there today so it went really fast.

Then we came home, and put the kids down for a nap and crashed ourselves. We all wound up sleeping for 4 hours. We got up, got the kids supper, then headed to Wal-Mart to get Spencer's gift. He wound up getting a racetrack/rampway thing. Once we got it set up him and Vivian played cars until bathtime and threw a fit when we made them stop for the night. Our one complaint with it is that the pieces don't lock together well at all. It's really easy for the kids to pull it apart, then of course they whine for us to fix it. We're contemplating whether super gluing it together would work or not. It also only came with one car so the kids were constantly fighting over it. We did dig out a few more cars, but we're just going to buy them a pack of cars, the next time we're at the store. Yesterday (Spencer's actual birthday) we bought him a cake that was on sale at Wal-Mart. It looked and tasted exactly like those Little Debbie Zebra Cakes (I think it was called a Chocolate Decadence Cake). It was really good and we got some pictures of the kids.

After bathtime we put all the kids to bed but Spencer grabbed the blanket off the back of the couch and wanted to cuddle while he was drinking his milk. So we did that then he wound up laying with me on the couch for half an hour before I put him to bed. After that I made David and I Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Breadsticks, and folded laundry. All I've got to do tomorrow is put everything away, then I plan to curl up on the couch with a book for the majority of the day and relax.

In other news David has found a new job at Subway. It's only a mile and a half from our house, plus since I'm only working 4 days a week and not on swing shifts anymore and don't go in until he 11 he has open availability. He goes in tomorrow from 4-10 (the pizza place cut all his hours due to too many employees and too little business). Since I can pay all of the bills with my checks then we're planning saving the majority of his checks for Christmas. So *fingers crossed* that everything works out well with this job.

next entry: 09/02/2012

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