Well I just survived a long and interesting weekend. It started out okay being one of those ones where it’s pretty much half an office day due to not getting my quota in but trying to balance it with some fun just to prove to myself I had had a weekend. So I went to the library meandered through the street fair and then hung out with friends at The Dreaming, my favorite comic book store and debated with myself whether I wanted to go downtown to see the torchlight parade So fun.
Everything changed when I headed home and as I rummaged for my door key found something missing. I run back to the Dreaming and find there weren’t there either. So I called my building manager (which brings me to another reason I’m glad I finally got a cell phone. The last time this happened to me I had to go find one of the last remaining pay phones in the city. ) Unfortunatly when I reached her I found she wouldn’t be able to come until after nine because she was babysintting for some friends who had gone to the torchlight parade. Aron was doing orders so he let me hang out but since the initial discovery (or lack) of missing keys had given me a mild anxiety attack I was tetchy and hyper for the next hour despite managing to get some drawing in.
I got let in about 9:45. Turned out the manager wouldn’t have a spare set of keys just yet which meant this drama would repeat itself tomorrow. (Heck of a way to make a first impression with the person show renews your lease) Fortunatly I still had one last chance that I had left them at the library.
The problem is the Library wouldn’t open until 1:00 the next day that gave me plenty of time to stew about it. It’s bad enough when your obsessing about the what if of five percent odds… When you aren’t particularly sure they’re there and you’re checking as part of a final check list? That will drive you nuts.
By the next day I was spending most of my time telling myself not to be optimistic and planning the list of what I would do if they were not there.
Fortunately and happily they were, so huge relief but it is definitely something I don’t want to have to go through again soon.