rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Not My Bank

So I got to the chiropractor today and am all well adjusted now, until I become maladjusted again. We had to take an alternate route to get there as the main road was clogged due to one lane being closed all day (the road was completely closed for about five hours) after a bank caught fire very early this morning. The fire also damaged the electrical distribution system in the neighborhood, and a lot of houses as well as businesses, including some of the largest stores in town, were without power for much of the day. The bank building is pretty much of a wreck now, with a big part of the roof gone. The good news (for me) is that it wasn't my bank, so there won't be any disruption of my finances.

Aside from the most interesting thing to happen here in years, which I missed because it happened while I was asleep, it was just a normal, dull day. Even my chiropractic adjustment was routine. The closest other thing to being exciting was that I baked that frozen pie I had. A nephew brought in one of those portable convection ovens, since my regular oven is broken, and I must have done something wrong as it took over an hour and a half to get the pie done, It would have been about an hour in the regular oven, and convection ovens are supposed to be about twice as fast, but me and machinery, huh? We just don't get along.

I was going to use the portable oven to bake some frozen lasagna for dinner, but after the pie experience I think I'll just do it in the microwave. I've never used the microwave for frozen lasagna before, but I'm out of options. But since the pie did eventually get done, and it doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it, at least I'll have some dessert as compensation if the microwaved lasagna doesn't turn out well.

Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer than today was, though yesterday today was supposed to be warmer than it turned out to be, so I'm not counting any unhatched chickens, lest they come home to roost and I have no oven to cook them in. The long range forecast has taken away the prediction of rain late next week, but it is now predicting that it will be getting considerably chillier by next Tuesday. Counteracting that chill with furnace heat will go on January's bill. I think I'm in the clear for this month, and thanks to the recent warm spell it might be somewhat less than the $150 I was expecting. But again, chickens, unhatched, no oven. The bill will be here in a couple of days, though, and then I'll know if I can afford to take out a few more bucks to spend on luxury items like some chocolate. Mmmm, chocolate.

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