Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last day at work

It's a ghost town at work. Students had finals last week so they're al off for the holidays. When the teachers finished grading papers, they followed. The only folks left were staffers and security.

I ran out to grab a sandwich for lunch and ate it at my desk while responding to emails. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the community cat sitting on the patio looking in my window, seemingly at my sandwich.

Taking another bite, saved a chunck for my fuzzy friend. I stepped out on the patio and bent down to offer the food to the cat. He/she wasn't the least bit afraid and walked right up and took the offering. Sitting on the brick steps, I watched the critter enjoy its lunch.

When I pulled the door to go the few steps to my office, I found the doors locked. Hmmm.

I had to walk to the main building and through the serpentine halls back to my office. That's OK, because I needed the extra steps to get closer to my daily goal, but I decided to call it a day before I was totally locked out.

I'd planned to work tomorrow, but the custodian told me that he wasn't sure how I'd get in the building so I'm starting my Christmas holiday early.

Tomorrow could be a stormy day. The Weather Channel people have been pointing to multicolored globs on the weathermap and jabbering like coked-up spider monkey.

We'll be watching the sky tomorrow, but my friends west and north of us should be mindful too.


  1. Anonymous12:58 AM

    Enjoy your early vacation!!

  2. Enjoy your time off. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Sounds like a good day to be off work for sure. Enjoy your break!

  4. It's time for a vacation Rick. You earned it.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. When you are locked out at work, it is clearly time to start vacation.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. It is nice to be able to smile (because you now another way) when locked out! There times that a Ghost town is a good place to WORK!
    Sending smiles from down here where we will also see some rain methinks. ;-)

  7. Chuckling at your (spot-on) definition of weather-folk "jabberng like coked-up spider monkeys"! I suspect they're actually disappointed when storm cells fail to deliver.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Take care and enjoy the seasonal break. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. Good luck on the weather. It seems to be going a bit crazy this year.

  10. Have a great and relaxing holiday


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