Tuesday, April 17, 2007

How I spent my weekend...

So - we had a little Nor'easter. We had a minor flood in the basement. Water was pouring through a hold in the foundation at one point. I had visions of being up all night to keep up with the water. Thankfully it slowed down and we got to sleep. These are pictures of what the yard looked like. It got worse later. And throught it all - the dog refused to go out and poop. We could get him to go pee, but he simply refused to poop. What was up with that!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The end is in sight - for this year anyway

Tonight is my last budget meeting for the year. I can't wait for it to be over. It's a loooooong process for me. We start working on the budget in December. Board meetings usually start the end of January and run through mid-April. So - I'm out at meetings at least twice a week. The first month or so is not as bad. We start reasonably early and end reasonably early. But then the second board starts meeting and they start later and end later. It's very hard to go to sleep when I've been on alert, working, focusing until 10:45 or so and then I go home and I'm still wound up. One good thing about board #2 - they won't go past 11 pm for their meetings because they don't want to pay the custodian overtime! So - anyway - tonight's the last night. Usually it's just a formality. The numbers were pretty much laid out Monday night - but - there are rumblings. One board member - who is mad he got booted as Chairman - wants to change the numbers. This could be the most interesting meeting of the whole process! But starting tomorrow, my life can get back to normal - to one meeting a month, instead of 2 or 3 a week.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

just random thoughts

The Boom Doggie was a pain in the you know what last night. He was in bed with A. when I got home from work around 10:15. Didn't want to go to sleep after that. Got up again around 2:30. GRRRR - but so cute. How could you not love this cuteness? At 2:30 am - it's easy!It's raining. Andy Pettite's return will be rained out probably. I'm glad baseball is back.

Tennessee beat Rutgers for the women's NCAA. I don't think I've ever rooted for Tennessee before, but I did last night.

The budget season is almost over - thank God! Certain members of the board are so annoying. I think I have survived this year better than the last few because I go home and take a dinner break before the meeting. In year's past, I would just stay right through and be so tired. Not anymore. Not worth it.

More Boomie - just because. My pet needs pants.