Pineapple Express is the name the weather reporters call the moisture-laden air stream or "atmospheric river" we get from the tropical waters off the coast of Hawaii. It is dumping a fair bit of rain along the coast of California. The brunt of it moved further north, today, but we have had rain all last night and most of the day, today, until about 4:30 p.m., when it cleared. Another storm is supposed to move in early tomorrow morning.
I had arranged to work from home, today, too, in anticipation of the water heater repair person coming out to replace the pressure regulator. But the company called around 10:00 a.m. to say he will not be able to come out, today, after all. He won't be able to make it, tomorrow, either, and I really didn't want to try and work from home on Friday, too. So, we have scheduled for him to come out on Monday. I have the day off from work, on Monday, in observation of Cesar Chavez Day.
In the meantime, I have hot water! Yay! I took a nice, hot shower, today, and washed my hair. Later, I did two loads of laundry. I aired out the house in the evening, took a look at the garden, watched the evening news and a documentary about Stephen Hawkins, and spent a relaxed evening. A couple of friends and Aunt C phoned.
Later, I video chatted with daughter. By the way, the good news is, she has received a "cost of living" increase that will be retroactive as of January and will be for the duration of her current contract, which ends in May. This increase will more than make up for the increase in rent and leave her a little more than the $15 she had left in her previous budget! However, apparently, someone in payroll made a mistake when entering the increase and put the decimal point in the wrong place! So, instead of an additional $196.00 in her most recent paycheck, she received, no, not $19.60 (which wouldn't have been too bad as it could have been corrected, eventually), but, rather, $19,600! Her paycheck gets deposited directly, so there was no way daughter could prevent it from being deposited! She has notified payroll, but that person was out of the office, today. Daughter can get a cashier's check from the bank to pay it back; that is not a problem. I am just hoping this is not going to create a tax situation for her and she won't have to pay taxes on almost $20,000 that she received in error and paid back! She will have to make sure that she gets a corrected W-2 when the time comes!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to get hot water at the turn of a handle!
- A hot shower!
- Being able to work from home
- Rain for the garden
- A cost of living increase for my daughter!
Thursday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Put away the laundry
- Water the indoor plants
- Do the litter box
How was your day, today? How is the weather where you are? Are you being affected by the nor'easter that is dumping so much snow on the east coast?