Dreamer’s WOrld February 18, 2018 – Down TIme

    Sunday has arrived, and I face the pleasant prospect of not having to work tomorrow due to the holiday.  It gets better because I am taking the rest of the week off for personal time, also known as vacation. The downside is that Hal has to work this weekend and again Monday evening as usual. His schedule isn’t an issue because we have no plans for any trips while I am on vacation. There is too much coming up in the near future for anything like that.
     We are moving in April to a new apartment. We signed the leasing agreement on Friday afternoon after I had finished wo=rk. I am glad that we found a place so quickly, with a minimum of effort. We stuck to the apartment communities that we had not selected last year when we moved out to Centreville, and that made the process much more manageable. Our time here has been great until the new property management company took over in January. In less than two months, this new management company has pissed us off to the point we decided to leave when our lease is up in April.
     The new apartment is only about a mile from where we live now. It is run by a company that we have a great experience with them in the past, so Hal and I are both comfortable with the decision to move there. The new apartment will have a lake view, and it will be about the same size as where we live now.
     I am not going to name the property management company at this time because I want us to be completely free of any attachments to them when I light them up for their stupidity. Their time is coming, rest assured of that.
     We survived the attempted winter storm here in the DC area without any real difficulty. Snow that fell yesterday, but it melted on contact. Sleet also fell yesterday, but that melted quickly.  This morning the weather has warmed up nicely, and any snow that lingered on grassy areas is already gone. The forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s by the middle of the upcoming week, and I am looking forward to that.

Dreamer’s World January 09, 2018 – The Struggle

    
I got a little bit of sleep after all last night. I think I fell asleep sometime between 0400-0500 and then the alarm went off at 0600 to signify the start of the workday. Several slaps at the snooze button didn’t help my mood, nor did it make me feel any more prepared for the day, but I must carry on. I want to save as much vacation time as possible for the warmer weather, and I can usually manage to make it through days like this working from home.
    At least this isn’t Monday, according to the calendar, and that means that I only have to survive for 8 hours today, unlike the 9 hours I worked yesterday. In hindsight, it did help that I didn’t have to take Hal to and from work yesterday evening. Today poses its challenge. I have to get as much sleep as possible to refresh myself for tomorrows trip to the client’s office in the morning.
    I still haven’t figured out why Insomnia happened again last night; it is possible that I never will know. I hate going over things in my mind when I am tired, looking for clues to a mystery that has no solution.
    I will make a trip to the grocery store today to pick up a few necessities to get us through the week. It should be a short trip, and I plan to go in the middle of the day around lunchtime to avoid the rush hour traffic this morning. Right now there is  “freezing fog” hovering over the neighborhood, and that will keep me off the roads until it has cleared off. I just went to the window and saw people struggling to get the layer of ice off their windshields so they can get out onto the roads. I consider myself lucky working from home on days like this.

Dreamer’s World January 08, 2018 – Best Way To Spend A Cold And Icy Afternoon

     Spartacus and Hal The Cat know how to deal with a day that has produced sleet and freezing rain. They are opposites in so many ways. Spartacus has been with us since he was a tiny kitten and has never known what it is like to be outside in the cold, while Hal The Cat was living on the streets for the first two years of his life until someone took him to the animal shelter where we found him.

Dreamer’s World January 08, 2018 – Best Way To Spend A Cold And Icy Afternoon

     Spartacus and Hal The Cat know how to deal with a day that has produced sleet and freezing rain. They are opposites in so many ways. Spartacus has been with us since he was a tiny kitten and has never known what it is like to be outside in the cold, while Hal The Cat was living on the streets for the first two years of his life until someone took him to the animal shelter where we found him.