Well THAT Was Fun

Apologies for the light blogging as of late – when it rains, it pours.
First off, my wife began feeling under the weather in the afternoon while we were at my parents’ house and proceeded to feeling even worse as the day wore on, prompting us to an early exit. She awoke Monday morning with a full-blown case of what seemed to be the flu, or at least a nasty virus of some kind, which left her in such an incapacitated state that she asked me to stay home from work and assist with Will. Tuesday, I jumped to the conclusion that she was feeling better (a bad conclusion, that) and left her sleeping at home while I made my way into work. She called a short time later and asked that I come back home, so it was back to the ol’ homestead again. Fortunately, my boss has been very understanding and has allowed me to do a bit of telecommuting from home in order to not get completely behind on my work.
It’s funny, isn’t it? We men can make all sorts of statements about how “mothers have the most important job” and “motherhood is a tough job”, but I don’t think it fully hits home just how difficult of a job they do until we’re truly Left Alone With The Child – the precise situation I found myself in. It’s tough keeping a 6-month-old entertained, let alone trying to do work at the same time and trying to keep an eye on a sick spouse. It’s a good thing that women aren’t as big o’ babies as we men are when we’re sick or I think my household may have just been in total ruins at some point within the past 48 hours.
In any event, I returned to work yesterday, only to find that a power surge had torched one of the main transformers at our office building, leaving large swaths of the facility without power. Frantic phone calls and recriminations galore were made, solutions proposed, attempted and abandoned and tempers grew short. We’ve only (just now) had power fully restored, and it’s apparently due to a hackish temporary fix, meaning that we will probably see downtime building-wide at some time in the near future.
Hooray for older buildings and lost schematics! A line drawing, a line drawing, my kingdom for a line drawing!