7:00 AM Visiting father in-law up and moving around so I’m up too. Make coffee & morning chit chat.
7:20AM Get in shower – water’s not very hot, hmm...
7:45 AM Go downstairs to check on water heater. Pilot light is out. Not good. Relight pilot and go up stairs for more chit chat – mother in-law is now up too. Wake up husband so he can chit chat and I can get ready for work.
8:20 AM Off to work. It’s about a 15 mile commute and traffic is light. The drive on Hwy 93 is lovely so when traffic isn’t a bear, and I enjoy the ride.
8:50 AM Park my car in the lot off Orange St. & Front and walk the river path to the office. It’s raining so the smell is absolutely wonderful. Very fresh & green, can smell the river, flowers, trees & grass. No better place to live!
8:56 AM Greet Marianne, and settle in to answer billing voice messages & emails. Emails & calls are pretty light considering I took a 3 day weekend.
9:32 AM On my way to get cup of coffee, I remember to remind a new employee that I need their health insurance enrollment forms.
10:00 AM We are doing a series of in-house workshops & training. Last week I along with Customer Care Specialists & Web Developer were assigned homework (due tomorrow) on PHP 101. Now’s a good time to start.
11:15 AM John lets us know he wants anti-spyware software installed on all Windows machines.
12:02 PM I install Spybot and check for any unwanted programs/infections on my machine. As usual Vista doesn’t play nice & makes the new software jump through extra hoops to do its thing. Ugh. Scan requires closing browser and I need multiple browsers open to help customers with support issues.
12:45 PM My kitchen cupboard is looking pretty bare – gotta go shopping this week and replenish my stock. Have little chicken salad & peaches. Fix big glass of water; have to remember to drink lots of water today.
1:35 PM Scans all done, machine is clean. Answer a few new emails & then back to my PHP lesson.
2:50 PM Stuck on a particular PHP variable. Searching internet to find out what the error I’m seeing is all about.
3:05 PM Missing an ending “;” in my code – doh – all good now. It’s not very pretty though and I’m wasting too much time trying to make it look nicer.
3:10 PM Still on the same variable. Can’t make it do what I want. Confer with M and she doesn’t know how either. Put this variable on hold and move on to the next section. Will come back to this later.
3:30 PM Mail’s here. Sort through mail and begin posting payments to accounts. Receive large UPS shipment – new VPS hardware.
3:45 PM Received a payment for a customer that I can’t find. Search under everything I can think of (no domain listed, or invoice number, or email address, or phone number, nothing comes up when I search by address either.) About to send check back, when I find them by cross referencing the city & amount. Turns out the street name is the same on the account & check but not the street number.
4:30 PM Mail is done, answer a new email and back to php lesson. Almost completed my lesson.
5:00 PM Completed all of the lesson except that one pesky variable. Tinker with it some more. Could not figure out how to make it do what I wanted. Just in case you are interested I wanted to use variables to calculate my age – 17 years, by using $dob, $actualage & $fantasyage. Cheat and use variable $fantasyage = 29.
Send my assignment to teacher (Tom).
5:24PM I’m done. Hope I drank enough water. Fill my water bottle with electrolyte supplement and head to car.
5:40PM Arrive at yoga. First class I’ve been able to attend in almost 2 weeks, because of entertaining visiting in-laws. In-laws are off to dinner with friends so here I am.
5:55 PM Enter studio to preheat. Hotter then Hades. Notice they got new humidifiers.
7:30 PM Exit studio. DID NOT DRINK ENOUGH WATER! Sit with fellow yogis and eat my popcicle. Drink 16 oz vitamin water.
7:45 PM Back to my car and the drive home. Drink remainder of my 16 oz water bottle.
8:15 PM Greet husband & in-laws, off to shower – water not very hot, hmm...
8:30 PM Check water heater – pilot light out again. Looks like water heater is on the fritz. Let husband know. He re-lights.
8:34 PM Mother in-law brought home chicken Caesar salad for me (lovely woman). Eat on the sofa while I visit.
10:00 PM In-laws are heading home tomorrow (going back to Arizona via the west coast.) We discuss what time and agree they will not leave before 7 AM. Father in-law tends to rise early (4 AM) so this was an excellent compromise. Say good night as they head off to sleep.
10:15 PM Join husband to finish watching ‘Tomb Raider’ and relax, just the two of us. First time I’ve gotten to sit in my favorite chair in almost 2 weeks. Feels good.
11:00 PM Off to bed. – Wonder if I will have hot water tomorrow morning?
Afterword: Janiel's husband identified the problem with the water heater and replaced the broken part the next day. All is well.
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