Fortunately I have not needed toilets in Texas to puke yet… (nice way to start a post!) but I have become quite familiar with the inner workings of my hotel room toilet since it does not work properly. Thanks to various power outages and water issues back home over the years, I am quite equipped to handle the situation until somebody fixes it. (Not exactly high on their repair priority list with all the damage this place has sustained.) So, filling the tank manually with a garbage bin is where it’s at! Wuhhoo!
Saw my first Texan palm trees today. I think it was in the high 80s/low 90s today, not that I was outside very much. I wish I could be, it’s such great weather. (That’s 30s for all the Celsius fans!) Also saw lots of damage and cleanup… blown out windows in the downtown area, etc. Interesting.
The commute in from our way out hotel was crazy and heavy, although I’m sure the 401 back home is still far worse. I’m just glad I don’t have to do it daily anywhere. Things at the client are quite comfortable. The people seem nice. I just hope that I can be of use. I didn’t feel really brilliant today. Still there is talk of me possibly staying on longer than the planned dates, depending what happens. Crazy. I don’t think I feel ready for any of this. Definitely an experience to see all that I don’t know, yet again.
Was very glad for some of the Joyce Meyer talks on the TV (I heard some more this morning while ironing in a mad dash to get out) as they came in handy for me this morning. I’m trying to be much more mindful of myself, even when those around me aren’t necessarily. It’s amazing how many times I catch myself doing the very same things that I drive me mad.
Lunch was very nice… I had a chicken salad sandwich that had pineapple and pecans in it. Maybe not everybody’s thing, but I’ve always enjoyed that combo. So I was glad I picked that boxed lunch from the table. Hopefully they always provide lunch… If not, I’m gonna have to get really creative really fast.
So far that’s my biggest concern… not being able to eat. I am ALWAYS eating and snacking so this is weird. have eaten less in the last 24-48 hours than I care to say. Plus I am dead tired and a bit stressed, so that isn’t a great combination either.
I turned down the offer to go out for the business supper… I just couldn’t do it tonight. I have so much else to do, plus I really really need rest. I can’t afford the time, and since they didn’t need me, I gracefully (I hope!) bowed out. Hopefully I won’t need to turn them down every time. I’m sure that won’t look good. But I gotta take care of this bod plus be able to get work done when needed. I’m hoping that isn’t going to be necessary every night. :S
So, I just ordered room service… well not really, I ordered delivery. Hopefully it will be good, and hopefully I can snack on enough food to keep me going in the meantime. It could be as long as an hour wait before they get here. I hope it is hot – I can’t really do anything much with it if it isn’t.
I have company now… the maintenance guy is here to look at the toilet. He has already come and gone, but he left his stuff here and said he’d be back in a moment. Here’s hoping that I won’t be doing the manual fill for much longer! :)
Well, I should grab a granola bar and get working. Hopefully the food will greet the end of the worst batch of work I need to do. Then I can relax. Early morning… 8AM (yuck). Hopefully that means an early end to the day. But I’m not going to count on it. Here’s hoping I get some good rest… I need it. Big time.