The Metro is completely shut down tomorrow. The buses are still going to run, but the sheer volume of people who are displaced from their usual transit is likely to overflow that system as well.

I'm going to have to be out of the house by 6:45 tomorrow, just to get to work on time. Bleach.

It is predicted to get below zero tonight -- 0°F, which I believe is -18°C -- and the management office at my apartment distributed flyers reminding everyone to keep their thermostats set to 68°F at a minimum and turn the faucets on to a trickle tonight to keep the water pipes from freezing.

I'm contemplating sleeping in the living room tonight, because my bed is right up against an outside wall, and my heater has not been able to keep up -- it's been running almost constantly today and the temperature in my place is about 65°F.
neotoma: Elrond (cool blue ocean) (Elrond (cool blue ocean))
( Feb. 11th, 2015 06:21 pm)
Someone threw half my mint pants, my primrose, all of my smaller strawberries, and my smaller shadbush into the trash and recycling bins today. I managed to rescue a bunch of them, but I'm pretty pissed off.

I'm really afraid it was the groundskeeping staff at my apartment, who have been around pruning (badly) and I generally haven't trusted since they planted rows of boxwoods all over.

So now I have to decide whether it is worth complaining to the housing office, or whether they'll say it's my fault for leaving my outside plants outside over winter.
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Jul. 22nd, 2014 07:20 am)
I had my surgery yesterday (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] fabrisse for sitting with me beforehand), and stayed the night at [personal profile] meri_oddities because even with outpatient surgery, one really shouldn't be alone the first 24 hrs afterwards.

Medical details, possibly tmi )By about 2 am I could lay flat, and this morning I managed to take a shower and dress myself. I'm going to be very cautious about lifting anything with my right arm for the next few days, but hopefully it won't be a problem by the end of the week.

And maybe I'll actually be hungry soon, since I've eaten two pudding cups and two cups of yogurt, but the attempt at soup and soft bread I had to give up on after only a few spoonfuls. Ginger ale seems to help, or at least has calories -- I can get a 32 oz glass of water down, but it takes a couple of hours... and a straw, since my neck is still stiff.

Anyway, I seem to be on the mend, and hope to be up to light socializing soon.
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