July 16th, 2012

Fiona and me in the snow

Manmade, natural, and more manmade pools, waterfalls, and geysers

I woke up this morning before my alarm, and decided to start work at 6 so I could get off at 2:30 this afternoon. The consequence of this was that I was really tired when I got done and took a short nap. I'm ok now, but I haven't been sleeping well lately, so I'll probably go to bed at a reasonable hour.

I heard from EEO today and she emailed the people who run the pool. The top person, not the contracting officer, and she agreed that I probably should have been able to have Velvet near the pool. The MWR headperson plans to talk to the contracting officer tomorrow and we'll see what happens. The writing is on the wall really--it's only a matter of time--but I need to hear the official word that I'm allowed to bring Velvet onto the pool deck.

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We got several tropical thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening. I'm not sure what the status of it is today, but our mostly dirt backyard, already saturated by the flood induced by the broken pipe, was a mud pit. Too bad we don't have any grass there yet, because it, and any stray ducks, frogs, or worms would have been very happy.

I contacted the water company today, and first thing on my agneda tomorrow will be writing the "leak letter" that will adjust any extra water usage due to the incident yesterday. Should, as all days have been lately, be exciting.