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So much for the quieter week.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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So much for the quieter week....
Today was as intense as any day last week.

On paper, not so. Just one client appointment and one afternoon court appearance.  But then Things Happened.

Email advised of a 4:30 phone conference with a downstate federal judge. One does not argue with such things, so it went on the docket.  I delayed my departure as long as I could to catch up on emails, get a BK case filed, and let Tasha out as late as possible before the 12:30 appointment....

which I wound up about 10 minutes late for, owing to delays in an in-transit clerk filing, a bizarre railroad crossing gate not actually involving a passing train, and, yes, lunch.  The 12:30 guy was okay with it, but the Rochester office was just plain weird today at that point. Four of us had dibs on a single conference room at or right after that time; the lawyers across the hall (with whom we have a standing mutual-overflow accommodation policy) were also double-booked; and we were running a Camp Runamuck for three kids of various principals/employees who'd devolved into horsie-rides on each others' shoulders by the time I got back from my original court date.

Could be worse. They could be shoving their kids under porches to pull out 300-pound pythons;)

Our summer receptionist was back for her second-to-last day before returning to SUNY for her final year, and I wasn't sure if I'd make her farewell luncheon tomorrow, so I stopped on the way back to find a suitably silly gift to remember us by:

I was bummed that I couldn't find one with an actual dial- although I could've accomplished that by bringing back the actual AT&T black desk phone from my parents' house that I found in my sister's garage three weeks ago-

(Frighteningly, I think the thing, retrofitted with a 1980s style jack, probably still works;)


From there, it was off to the side of the road to take my 4:30 conference call- I won, yay!- and get home by a semi-decent hour. I will get back there tomorrow for the lunch, and two other appointments, but will be home even more decently in the mid-afternoon after all of that.  And the final three days of the week promise to be less of stress:)

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headbanger118 From: headbanger118 Date: August 20th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on getting it all done. I had a Fischer Price phone as a toddler, and it rang as I pulled it along behind me. I'm not sure how my parents didn't kill me or themselves over hearing it.
thediva_laments From: thediva_laments Date: August 20th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, that NPR link. Yet another reason not to go to Florida.
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