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Big night and a big day, whew!

      First gratitude, my mini pump. Thanks to the horrid thaw and the rain on top of it, I had to get up at 90 minute intervals to pump out a couple gallons of water from my closet all night long. 9:30 pm, 11:30, 1:00 am, 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 when I got up for good. If it weren't for that lovely little pump, I would not have seen my bed at all. As it was, I managed a couple 30-40 minute chunks of sleep. Bitty pump is precious!

      I'm also very, very grateful to be living somewhere with city sewage. I could take a shower this morning and not have to worry about bailing out that exact bunch of water afterward. Very grateful for that!

      Today was the big day at work: All-Company meeting. And the results--we got PSP! Of 5.5 %. A bit of a drop from the last years, but certainly far better than nothing! (2005 - 8%, 2006 - 9%, 2007 - 8.5%, 2008 - 9.5%, 2009 - 5.5%)

      I did not want to miss work today, put a black mark on my attendance record so soon in the year after two years of perfect attendance, or use a vacation day when I need to conserve them...so I'll find out when I get home how much of my apartment has flooded. So for my last gratitude--that I tore the carpet out of my workroom a year ago. Between the closet, that room, the adjacent tiled bathroom and hall-space, there's plenty of leeway for water to accumulate today before it hits the cat room or the living room...time will tell...

      I'm also grateful all this flooding happened after finishing book 4 writing and editing or I'd really be spitting nails right now.
Emotional Status:
angry I HATE rain in winter!!
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On February 10th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Sorry to hear about all your flooding during the night. Hoping things are not too bad
when you get home. I am so glad we do not have to deal with that problem anymore.

Good news on the PSP especially this year. Some extra money to use maybe for your
trips.
On February 10th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Yes, that's one big blessing of your new place! Only sprinkler-induced flooding so far. I'm hoping, since it slowed down between 2:30 and 6:30 that most of the snow responsible has melted off. I noticed this morning that the roof is clear, and that is good.

I think it will be largely going toward the LCD tv. =)

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On February 10th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Ugh, I'm very sorry to hear that things haven't been going so well. The last thing you need in such a situation is minimal sleep. Glad to hear that your pump is bailing you out.

I hope the news is good when you get home.
On February 10th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I have a feeling it is going to feel like a very long workweek! Hopefully tonight I'll just have to get up a few times to check and not do much pumping.

Not too bad, thankfully! Just the closet and all along the northern side of my room, and I cleared most everything out this morning.
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On February 10th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC), silvanime replied:
*hugs* Glad to hear that things aren't too bad. I very much hope that it stays that way and that you are able to get some sleep.
On February 10th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*hugs back* Me too, thanks!
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On February 10th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Eep! *sends good thoughts* I hope the news'll be good when you come home! And that you won't need to go through another night of this for the rest of the year!
On February 10th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*hugs* Not too bad, thanks! Just the closet and all along the northern side of my room, and I cleared most everything out this morning. I'll probably have to get up a few times tonight, unless the temp drops quickly, but hopefully not much pumping. *crosses fingers*
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On February 11th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC), shanra replied:
Whew. That's not so scary sounding. Hope you've been able to get some good sleep last night/tonight!
On February 11th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Feel like I got run over by a truck, but yay--only got up once last night!