Mind, it's added two feet to the snowpack in the past few days, but it's been miserable.
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I've been wondering if it's the weather that's had my sinuses kicking up a fuss. I'm not prone to headaches, but I spent most of Saturday with a nasty one and a dripping nose.
I went to the dentist early Tuesday morning to get my teeth cleaned and checked. I'm good for another year. But I also went to work after, which is something I don't usually do - getting my teeth cleaned really wipes me out, and this is the first time since I left Los Angeles that I didn't take the whole day off. Unfortunately, final preparations for getting people off to the ACC meetings meant I couldn't do that this time - not that I had a huge amount of work to do on that, but I did have to do it on Tuesday rather than putting it off.
Another factor was that I was going to have to leave early on Friday. That was the day I got my car its 60K mile checkup. I took it in at 7:00 AM and was given a ride all the way to work - I got there only 5 minutes late, but only because the previous person had needed to go a lot farther than anticipated - I'd have been my usual early if things had gone as they ordinarily do. The guys working on Squatty found four items that need work which weren't covered in what they were doing. The most expensive is also the most urgent, and I should be able to get it done in about 6 weeks. The next most expensive is also the next most urgent, and it will have to wait a bit longer. I was told that as long as they're done before summer hits, there shouldn't be a problem.
I left work early in part to get some payday errands done during banking hours, and in part to avoid rush hour in the rain. Well, I managed to avoid the flooding, anyway - the first bus that would have taken me back out to where my car was being worked on never showed up. It got a bit soggy before the second, and the area around the dealership appears to be notorious for bad drainage, but I took the back way out of the parking lot and avoided the worst spot.
I did my usual payday errands Saturday morning and nearly lost my favorite hat, the wind was gusting so hard when I got out of the car at one stop.
Have you heard that a version of Beowulf translated by JRR Tolkien is being released in May? My oldest and dearest was all but drooling - so I pre-ordered it to be shipped directly to him. It turns out that the book's release date is the day before his actual birthday.