Well, another birthday is just about in the books, hot, humid and all.
When I woke up this morning, and felt the pain in my right, lower back was still there from this past weekend, I seriously contemplated calling in to my supervisor and taking a sick day. But I told myself that once I got up for and moved around awhile, it might just get better, and I wouldn’t have to burn a day.
As it turned out, by the time I was ready to leave for work, the ole’ back was revin’ up like it might just kick into high gear and go completely out on me this morning. This all came to pass because of last week’s hectic experiences at work, one of which was a main water line explosion on the campus, caused by some outside workers installing new hydrants and sprinkler systems in several of the cottages.
Because of the break in the main water line, the water had to be shut off to the entire campus, including all of the cottages. So, it was get moving fast and furious to dig up buried valves so the the main could be shut off so the line could be repaired.
Once I arrived at work this morning, and went to punch in, I felt like I would be lucky to make it to the morning break. Two of us had to drive over to one of the satellite buildings in Gulfport and tote back several tables to the main campus. During the trip, I activated one of the many cold packs I had taken in to work with me earlier, and put in behind me to help soothe the aching muscles in my back.
Throughout the day, whenever I could spend 15 minutes sitting in my work truck, I popped another cold pack for the back, and by the end of the work day, my back actually felt pretty decent.
After work, I stopped back at my trailer, turned on the air, and fielded a phone call from my youngest son, who called to wish me a Happy Birthday. Then it was check the email and reader quickly, and head for north Gulfport for gas, and a special stop at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, for a birthday treat of my favorite coffee drink and a turkey & cheese panini sandwich, and to pick up a couple of cards.
Then I perused a couple of books on autism and AS, then it was gas up at $3.86/gal., and head back here for the night.
If you all wouldn’t mind, I want to ask y’all to help me out with something.
Namely, I would ask you to GOOGLE Coast Rat, and leave a kind word or two about my site, so that that goofy question mark thingy can be gotten rid of, that is currently next to my site name. Thanks to all of you who have a few moments to help me with that. **Blogger’s Note: I discovered that the question mark actually came from my McAfee Security software, so please ignore my request here.
Now, it’s time to do a little reading and commenting, then get some sleep to end this pretty decent birthday far away from home.
Tomorrow, I get to call my little sweetie, my-soon-to-be, 32-year old daughter with Blond Girl, on HER birthday! Pic follows… Isn’t she a cutie…?