I forgot to mention one of the things I most missed while camping at my sister's--my computer wallpaper!
Sigh. It's good to be home again. That Midwest ice storm that hit last Thursday knocked out my power, and it just came back on this afternoon. I've spent the last several nights sleeping on my sister's couch, surrounded by my matched set of Kroger Deluxe Luggage (augmented by a few pieces from Walgreens and CVS-- I didn't use any of the Dollar Store's, because the yellow just clashed) and going "Dang! I forgot my hairbrush! Which bag is the deodorant in? Should I wear the red socks or the white socks with my brown slacks?** Angel, Go Away!" [Angel is my niece's dog who had to check and see who was sleeping on the couch EVERY FIVE MINUTES throughout the night.]
The only good thing was my sister has cable internet and a much newer computer, so on my day off work I got to play a lot of cool games I never could before.
**YOU try packing work clothes in the dark with a flashlight in one hand in a house that got down to 33°F at last check--I bet your socks wouldn't color-coordinate either!
According to the news, we are in a recession and unemployment is skyrocketing. Oddly enough (she said sarcastically), none of the news I've read has mentioned the Federal increase* in minimum wage as a possible contributing factor....except me--a year and a half ago, when I predicted it.
In this case, it sucks to be right.
*For those out of the loop, it went up 35¢ then, another 70¢ this July and will go up again 70¢ next July, so don't expect the recession to end soon...