Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Where Has The Week Gone? Down the Drain!

Fresh when it gets here from Julie Barrett
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, it could go down the drain if we had water. This morning, just as I was thinking about popping into the shower, the doorbell rang. I steeled myself to give an earful to whoever might be pushing tracts at that hour and was greeted by a man in a hard hat and safety vest. He informed me that there had been a "pretty big" main break down the street and that they were going to have to shut the water off in about half an hour. I thanked him and ran down the hall to take care of various bits of business. The water was still on when I left the house at a little after 9:00, but already construction trucks were outside and workers were tearing up bits of the street.

This was the scene down the street just a little while ago:


We might have water back in as soon as half an hour. In the meantime we spent the morning away and had lunch out. Both Chris and I had to get stuff done today, though. He had an e-class at 1:00 and I just have a pile o' stuff.

And down the alley we have this:


Someone is either laying new cable or repairing an existing line. I have Internet service, so that's all that matters right now.

Down to other things to do. I spent part of the morning going through UK edition galleys for the Two of the Deadliest story. The kindly "fixed" every instance of one word. Now I have to go through and pick each one out (using the search function on OpenOffice will be helpful here) and find and correct each instance. Sigh. Before I do that, I'm going to ask a UK writer I know, just to be sure this isn't a UK spelling. I don't think it is, but I'll be on the safe side.

One more post on a different topic, then it's back to the grind!

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