Second Stage Complete

(My blog posts for the next couple weeks are going to revolve around two things: my trip to the Bay Area, and my attempts to work my already hectic school schedule around the vacation.)

Today I found myself trapped in bed until nearly 10:30 am by our indoor/outdoor boy cat. He’s usually not keen on staying inside until later in the day, but this morning he was waiting on us when we looked outside around 6:30. He came in and beelined to the bedroom, which is his favorite place to be in the apartment, and I went in to join him. He seems to get lonely, and if we aren’t near him, he’ll tend to want to head back outside – but so long as one of us is near him, he’s content to stay indoors for hours at a time. It wasn’t long before I was smooth out, and he quickly joined me. I woke up again around 8:45, pet him a while, dozed back off, and then woke up for good an hour later, where I just stayed in bed while he lounged and slept. Once I finally got up, however, he was pretty much done, and it wasn’t long before he was back outside.

I’ve made it a habit to do my daily missions in Secret World Legends in the morning, and so I spent about an hour knocking them out and trying to manage a situation with the radio station’s stream. Not long after that, my wife called from work for her lunch hour, and so I was on the phone with her while continuing to goof off on the computer doing various things.

Once we hung up, however, it was time to knuckle down and get busy on homework. I have a take-home quiz that I need to turn in tomorrow, and a homework assignment that’s due tomorrow as well, and neither of them were done. I spent a while on the quiz, since some of the questions eluded me for some time before I finally figured out how to get them done – in fact, my wife was home for the evening before I finished things up. I took a break before heading back into the office to knock out the homework assignment, which fortunately didn’t take me long, since I’d already started on it. After that, it’s been an evening of getting my checklist items done and taking it easy.

The day hasn’t been without challenges, however. Sometime around noon, we got an email stating that the water to the entire complex was being turned off immediately so they could fix a broken water line, and oh yeah, they didn’t know when things would be done. Around about 6:00 pm we got a follow-up email stating that they’d found the problem and that they should wrap things up by midnight, barring unforeseen circumstances. So it’s been a long day of minimizing usage of things that require water, and that’s kind of tricky. We went to the store to try and pick up a couple gallons for general use and the shelves were completely empty. It’s been a bit of a challenge remembering that the water’s out, but things should be back to normal by the morning.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Algebra class in the morning, where I turn in that quiz, and biology in the evening, where I turn in the homework assignment. Somewhere in there, I need to pack for our trip on Thursday morning. The Lyft is scheduled to pick us up about 4:15 am, so there will likely be sleep somewhere between the apartment and San Jose, since there won’t be much tomorrow night.

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