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What a Day

Friday, August 24, 2018

I headed to work this morning and did not even get off my street. Before I got out of my driveway, a light came on my dash. A few houses down, the low tire pressure light came on. I turned around, went back home and started working until it was light enough to see the air hose at the nearest gas station.

The first gas station's air station was out of order, but the next one was ok. In California, no charge for air or water. Here: $1.50 if paying by plastic and $1.25 if paying cash. I raided my change. A few minutes later, the low tire pressure light went off. YAY!

Back to home to work until a local shop opened, fingers crossed they could get me in and that it would not be too much money.

Then my stepdad said he needed to drive his car on the highway and offered to drive me to work and pick me up later. He followed me to the repair shop, I dropped off my car and went to the office.

Around the middle of the day, our current CEO emailed the company with this subject line: Sad News. It's the 4th time he's sent such an email this year. Our director of finance died during our holiday shutdown and we came back in January to learn he died suddenly. In April, Amy, my friend and fellow paralegal died. Damn cancer! About a month ago, a long time scientist who'd worked here for over 30 years and just retired about 2 months earlier died. Damn cancer!

Today it was the news that one of our former CEOs died Wednesday. He was our CEO when I was hired. Most of the legal department is too new to have known him. While digesting that news, one of our Associate General Counsels sent an email to the legal team letting us know that Amy's replacement, who'd just started work a week ago Wednesday, had resigned effective immediately. I am devastated! I was sure we'd be great coworkers and great friends! I wonder what I might have said that chased her away...Of course, it could be that, during her job hunt, she interviewed somewhere and they gave her a fantastic offer. I hope all is well with Doris. But I am devastated, shell-shocked, disappointed....

I did not do a full fast day yesterday. I was SO hungry! I have been hungry all day, too. Knowing that I am an emotional eater, I tried to be very careful. But even healthy food not in moderation is harmful!

I could ramble on about everything else, but I'll end here with the news that they reset the warning light and changed my oil. Out the door after about $70 plus the $30 gas for my stepdad. I wish it were less, but it could have been so much more! Giving thanks...
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