A Much Better Day

Sunday got worse before it got better; I finally had my last load of laundry in the dryer when I heard a loud pop and the power went out. I went outside to see what had happened, and the transformer across the street had leaked oil, overheated, and blown up. So, we wait for EIGHT hours (2:17pm to just after 10pm) without power. I finally finished my laundry shortly after 11pm, and things are back to normal now.

Yesterday was substantially better than the weekend. Jay took the PGA playing ability test (PAT) again yesterday and passed. He didn’t just PASS though, he passed with five strokes to spare and shot his very first par. Last night we broke out the bottle of Dom that we had been saving for this occasion, and so I’m a little sluggish today but fortunately he drank more of the bottle than I did so I’m not too under the weather!

I had a good day yesterday, too. There are many times at work when I don’t feel like I have it together. It isn’t that I’m incompetent, it’s just that my closest peers are 10 years my senior, and it is hard to make up for 10 fewer years of experience. There are moments of clarity however where I feel justified in calling myself an engineer and I really understand and feel like I’m in my element. Yesterday was one of those moments. I was discussing an upcoming design with a co-worker (whose *kids* are almost my age, but anyway…) and I just GOT it. I know how to proceed with the design and can make good progress on my own before the next design review. It was a great day.

We have so much to do this week before leaving for Myrtle Beach on Saturday; today we have to take the kittens in to get their next vaccinations, Jay has TWO dentist appointments this week, Luke’s new bed will be delivered on Thursday (which means I need to drive down and pay the remaining balance in person tonight because stupid Jerome’s won’t take payment over the phone), and of course I need to straighten the house somewhat and pack. It will be nice to be on vacation though, even though I’m hoping to get some software that I need to work remotely (a little bit). I am looking forward to my sister-in-law’s peach dacquiris. 🙂


2 Responses to “A Much Better Day”

  1. Faith Ann Says:

    Well gosh, I hope you had a better day…anything has got to be better than having someone throw up in your hair!!

    Congratulations to Jay…that’s fantastic! My DH is a for-fun golfer so he’ll be impressed 🙂

  2. Laural Says:

    Holy Smokes! I’m glad that your day is better. And I’m sorry that your DS has been sick, poor guy.

    BIG Congrats to your husband!!

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