The estimate for when we will get power keeps getting pushed back. It started out as this past Monday, then slipped to this past Thursday, then to yesterday. I suppose it has been moved to Sunday or later, by now. I have pretty much gotten used to having no electricity, but I do miss having lights, at least.
At work, I still sometimes experience moments of surprise thatwhen I flick a switch out of habit, and the lights actually come on.
Several of my co-workers are still without power. It's nice to know Mark and I are not alone. :)
Good news--The Casa Ole by our house has resumed business, so w can at least get Mexican food. Also, our weekly role-playing game has resumed, so we are gaming tonight. Yea! I've missed gaming. We're celebrating Mark's birthday tonight, so instead of the usual spaghetti, we're having rice and bean burritos with guacamole, chips, and beer of choice. I'm bringing some Tequiza. It's worlds better than Miller Chill.
I've started learning the words to "The Lowest Trees Have Tops" for the NATS singing competition next March, and I am also working on Nadia Boulanger's "Le Couteau." It's a beautiful song. I'm hoping to perform it at our Hallowe'en recital--"Le Couteau" means "The Knife." It's a creepy enough title to work for a Hallowe'en concert.
What is the difference between a concert and a recital, anyway? Is it just the level of professionalism that can be expected from the performers?
Savings: I'll be adding more money to my 401(k) salary withdrawal, this November. I discontinued the money I was taking out of my paycheck for healthcare reimbursemen. I decided I just didn't like the thing. I'd rather put the money toward savings of some kind, instead.
Books: I'm still reading Angela of Foligno's Book. I expect to be working on it for a while; it's a somewhat thick book.
Now a whole lot else is going on. I come home from work in time to eat dinner. After that, it's too dark to do much besides wash dishes, sprawl on the couch for a bit and tl=alk with Mark, then go to bed by flashlight. It's still pretty warm out. The nighttime low temperatures have been in the upper 60's, but it's still warm when I go to bed.
Anyway, that's all I have to report, for now. See you later!