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Flashback/Flashing/Fleshwound Friday- just an ordinary day at the new office.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Flashback/Flashing/Fleshwound Friday- just an ordinary day at the new office....
Even though I was up way past my bedtime last night watching, then celebrating and cerebrating over the Mets' advancement in the playoffs, I was up relatively early today and got to the new office well before 9.

This was just in time to encounter an obstacle course. They've been working on the roofing, all the livelong week, and this morning, the heart of the blast zone was between the paths to our office doors and the doors themselves. Once some flashing got cleared out and some plywood laid down, I was permitted to enter- and never left until close to 4 p.m.

Mostly, it was okay, but at times, the noise from the roofing itself, and the even louder noise from the roofers, approached Gumby Theater from Monty Python. I resorted at one point to begin streaming music through my new phone just to drown it out- and that went well enough for me to get an external speaker so I can run music streams of WRUR from 9-12 and 2-4 when I'm in the new place.

In addition to the day's files and my laptop, I was also carrying in my mysterious gift from yesterday. It's now displayed on the wall facing my desk over the copier/printer, along with the one other piece I got up on that wall a few days earlier:

The piece to the right of the Knight is worth explaining, as well. When you're admitted to the Bar in this part of New York, you're given an 8 x 11-ish certificate along with your lovely parting gifts from the Appellate Division, but most people special-order the larger and hand-crafted piece  of the kind that you see on dat wall dere.  A few years ago, I met a veteran of Rochester radio who became one of the sources for my Mets conference paper, and I then discovered that his family has been providing these certificates to the Western New York Bar for decades.  Mine's been in storage in our cellar for close to a decade while I've mainly worked from this very house, and it's picked up some mold on it over the years, but everyone I've asked about it agrees- it just makes it look more ancient and parchment-y. 

As do I, these days;)
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