Work has been rather chaotic today. Apparently, another organization needed me to do something but didn’t realize that I only work half days on Friday and that we had yesterday off. So they were a little perturbed. I made it a priority this morning, but then the request turned out to be more complicated than normal. Oh well. I eventually got it done and while I don’t think everyone is satisfied, I did all that I could.
Fortunately, my computer waited until after that “emergency” to act up. It kept getting knocked off our server, which would have hindered what I was trying to do earlier. I called our tech people and they were as befuddled as I was. (why won’t the wireless connection disconnect?) A few downloads later and multiple re-boots and I seem to be back in business. And it only took an hour out of my day!
I’m going to book club tonight where we will discuss Extremely Close & Incredibly Loud. I’m not sure if I liked the book or not. It should provide an interesting discussion because it’s kind of a stream-of -consciousness thing with odd photos, gimmicks thrown in. I can’t really give an explanation here that would do it justice. The story is about a boy whose father died on September 11th in the WTC. The boy finds a key and believes that finding what the key unlocks is some sort of test from his father. But also interspersed through this plotline is the story of his grandparents told through letters they’ve written. Suffice it to say that they had/have one strange, screwed up relationship. Seriously.
I am definitely looking forward to the discussion.