Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I work in a tomb

A list of things I did while the power was out for 3 hours in my windowless office.

1.) Filed
2.) Pretended that I was a spy while filing because I had to do it by flashlight.
3.) Started to do a few home-teaching forms until I realized that I needed a type writer.
4.) Started to organize some independent study packets until I realized that I needed a fax machine.
5.) Organized everything into piles to be done once the power was back on.
6.) Waited for the power to come back on.
7.) Took a couple of laps around the building.
8.) Repeatedly told people on the phone that I couldn't help them because our power was down and I didn't know when it would be back up.
9.) Tried to think of things I could do in the dark at work that didn't involve electricity.
10.) Decided that a nap wasn't so appropriate, even though George Costanza got away with it for weeks.
11.) Wrote letters to Camille and Casey, with expertly drawn stick figure pictures.
12.) Read by flashlight and pretended that I was a spy on a camping trip.


Laura said...

They didn't let you go home?

Not too long before I left Dallas, we had one that lasted a while. We were trying to fake injuries (like running in to filing cabinets because of the dark) so they would see the dangers of working in the dark and let us go.

Heather said...

Ooo!!! I like the way you think! Maybe I can try that here...I wonder where I can find the main power supply...

Ms. Liz said...

I took a nap on Monday with the power on. That was lovely. :D