Yes, it's been yet another quiet day, today. The morning was overcast and gloomy. It looked like it could rain, but it didn't rain, and the afternoon was sunny.
I spent a quiet morning doing office work. Being able to work from home during this time is such a blessing! I was able to take an afternoon nap, as well.
I didn't feel nauseated today, but I didn't have much of an appetite, either. I had a scrambled egg and a piece of toast for brunch. Later in the evening, daughter bought me a bagel from the doughnut shop at the top of the road and I had that for my tea. Still later, I cooked a smoked sausage for dinner and had a few slices, along with a tangerine and coconut water.
I wasn't very productive when it came to house cleaning, today, but I put away the load of laundry from last night and did the dishes. My neighbor brought in my trash cans for me, so I didn't have to do that.
Daughter called into jury duty and was told to report in person, tomorrow. She has to be at the courthouse in downtown at 7:30 a.m. So, tomorrow morning, I will drive her to the subway station and she'll go downtown and report for jury duty. Hopefully, once she explains that she has to start a new job 400 miles away in Berkeley on June 1, they will excuse her. If not, we don't know what she can do! I guess she will have to email her supervisors at the new job and explain she has to serve jury duty and ask if she will be able to start her new job after she serves! If they will keep it open for her and disregard the contract she signed which states she starts on June 1. So many complications! I do hope she will be excused.
I received my utility bill, today. It covers electricity, water, solid waste, and sewer charges for the two months between 3/21/16 and 5/19/16. Both electricity and water rates per unit went up on April 15, 2016 and the amount of water I am allowed at the lower Tier 1 rate went down from 24 HCF (hundred cubic feet = 748 gallons) to 16 HCF. So, the current bill is as follows:
Electricity, 536 kWh used (I am allowed 1,000 kWh at Tier 1 rates) = $81.69
Water, 11 HCF used (I am allowed 16 HCF at Tier 1 rates) = $56.91
Solid waste (trash collection) = $69.26
Sewer = $57.80
Total bill = $265.66
In comparison, my previous bill was $245.10 (lower rates and I used less water due to the rains). It is going to be a battle to water the garden this summer, with a lower water allocation and higher rates, and still keep my water bill to a reasonable amount.
To Do List for tomorrow include:
- dropping daughter off at the subway station,
- doing office work,
- clearing the dining table and kitchen counters,
- making a grocery list,
- doing another load of laundry,
- watering the front garden,
- picking up daughter from the subway station
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home.
- An afternoon nap.
- No nausea today.
- Neighbor bringing in my trash cans for me.
- A quiet day.