Thursday, February 21, 2008

what a day for a daydream...

i wish that i could take a picture of my office right now and show it to all of you. yesterday i arrived at work to find out that a pipe had frozen and burst on the 11th floor causing most of the floors below it along one side of the building to flood. guess whose office received the brunt of the awesome on floor number seven? that's right... mine. the water had completely ruined the carpet, killed my printer, computer, and telephone, destroyed one wall of bookshelves and most of the things on it, and made my entire office uninhabitable. the smell... oh lord the smell. so... my boss gave me a day off. how lovely right? i ran some errands, swore that i would go home and do laundry, and then proceeded, instead, to do my nails and watch the first half of season one of the L word (i am now hooked bee tee dubs).

didn't get any laundry done whatsoever... which i'll be scrambling to do today after work before my best friend from california gets into town for the weekend.

anyways, my office. the carpet is relatively dry now... with a giant fan/turbo blower on the floor pummeling cold air onto the floor (and into my lungs, so now i'm coughing and sneezing like a crazy person). they've ripped up the trim in here so it looks sort of like a war zone. my phone isn't working... or it works on speaker, which you wouldn't be able to hear because of the turbo fan... so i have no phone. i did, however, get a new and bigger computer monitor, so i feel like i'm watching movies at my desk. tres awesome.

soooo i'm now picking through dried piles of paperwork that were on my desk... trying to decipher the handwriting on the wrinkled pages. it's a good time. thank goodness that i have tomorrow off as a vacation day. two day work weeks are sort of awesome.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Now you have a small glimpse of the awesomeness that was Katrina. Make sure they're careful about those walls. Mold is a dangerous thing.

dactyl said...

yeah no kidding... and i don't have great lungs either. so if we end up with mold, i'll get super sick.

they have a mold assessment team coming in and they'll be replacing the carpet. so hopefully they'll catch it all.

Jeremy said...

Ugh! That very same thing has happened twice where I work and both times I was in the area that took the brunt of it all. Good luck. I hope they get it all before it does turn into mold. They said they did for us the first time this all happened, but my allergies said otherwise. Second time they did much better.

Green Eyed Girl said...

That totally sucks!!! Hope your weekend is awesome to make up for it!

Martha said...

OHHHHHHH... the L word. Tamee and I LOVE that show!!! Its good stuff.. GOOD STUFF!!!!

Not so good = your office turning into another Katrina war zone. Sorry, love. No bueno.

Heather said...

You're welcome for the L Word obsession. :)