Today has started off badly. It's not even 9am yet and I'm ready to go home and go back to bed.
In fast forward:
Couldn't sleep last night- I just laid in bed for an hour and a half before trying my magic trick that has always worked when needed to fall asleep: I grabbed my pillows and put them at the foot at the bed and slept with my feet where my head normally goes. I was out in a matter of moments. I don't know why that has always worked for me but it does.
Woke up a little grumpier and groggier than normal. Turned on the traffic only to hear that its still messy today and to watch out for black ice. I asked Ben if he thought I would be ok to drive myself in today- he said yes and hopped into his dad' car to be driven to work and left me to my own devices.
I only had a few minor problems with the road conditions. The main road that leads to the high way was a mess. Snow and slush covered with patches of ice. When I made it to the high way much smoother sailing- once you get past the on ramps anyway. The only issue that I continued to have was front windshield visibility..apparantly I was out of washer fluid and any attempt to wash simply smeared.
I get most of the way to work and my car starts making a loud dinging noise- I glance at my control panel and see that it is overheating- fantastic. So I pull over on the side of the high way with my hazards on and sit there to allow the engine to cool before finishing the one mile to my work exit and pulling intot he gas stationg by work to purchase coolant- my coolant tank has a leak in it- I know that I need to get it repaired but adding coolant to it seems to fix the problem for several months- the only drawback is that I get absolutely no warning- no light, no chime, no nothing until its too late.
Well I make it to work, fill my coolant and go to clock in, at the time clock a sign has been posted that reads (in a nutshell): Fed Ed didn't deliver yesterday therefore we don't have paychecks.
I only have $200 worth of bills being DIRECTLY removed from my account tomorrow early. I mean on top of everything else that I have to pay. So if those checks don't come in... I'll have some pretty hefty overdraft charges. Lovely. They are saying that we will have them sometime today just don't when- so I'm trying not to panic about that.
My assistant has also let me know that she is going to be late today because she was having trouble getting her car out. Ok, whatever. I understood yesterday and the day before when it was still precipitating and such but this girl texted me last night to tell me that her roads were being cleared and that she would be in today. So tell me why she didn't plan ahead and think, "Hmmm I bet I'm going to have a hell of a time cleaning my car off today- I should probably get started early".
But no. Intead of getting the work that I really need to catch up on started I'm having to do everything that she normally does which is the icing on the cake kind of stuff instead of reconciling expenses and things of that nature.
If she is not here by 10:15 I will also have the lovely pleasure of driving a resident to her doctor's appointment instead of doing the things I need to do as well.
In short, I'm in a shitty pants mood and until Alisha gets here and my check is deposited into my account. I will remain that way.
I sure hope things get better.
Miss Amber Lane
Today I'm Feeling: Pissy, Grumpy, Worried
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