Friday, August 28, 2009

Busy but boring week

Here it is Friday again and I don't have much to write about this week. Even thought it has been a boring week it has still been busy at work.

I work for an attorney who is a sole practitioner. Meaning he is the sole attorney and I am the only employee and do everything he doesn't do. I am reception, research, drafting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, file clerk, mail clerk and at times the complaint department. Depending on the day sometimes I'm overpaid and sometimes I'm underpaid for it all.

Not quite 3 weeks ago my boss fell while salmon fishing out in the ocean and went down hard into the side of the boat broke the big toe on his left foot and tore the tendon on his right knee/ quad. You know it is bad when your boss calls you on your cell at 9 pm on a Sunday night. That Monday I went into the office and was a flurry of activity cancelling in-office appointments and either rescheduling court appearances or finding other attorneys to cover. Over half of what we do is criminal law and we have a good network of criminal defense attorneys we can call upon to cover when needed and go visit our clients in jail.

After a few days he returned to work. He was sporting some shiny crutches but he was in the office. After seeing his family doctor an MRI was ordered for last Saturday. He saw the orthopedic surgeon on Monday (more scrambling around and changing appointments) and Wednesday morning was the actual surgery. I found out about the surgery late Monday and got a jump on moving things around. Luckily we only have one trial scheduled for next week so only one formal Motion to Continue was needed. Everything else can be moved via a few phone calls. Okay, sometimes more than a few phone calls. Thank goodness for email.

One would think without a boss there things would slow down. Not quite yet. Although I am getting caught up with all the estate planning and probate projects that have been stacking up on my desk. He will be having to work from home for a week or so, which means shuffling files back in forth and trying to organize court appearances by phone, etc.

He is at home recuperating so I managed to score today off. Normally I work until noon on Fridays then do my weekly grocery shopping and come home and clean the house top to bottom. This morning I was able to go out for groceries first thing and had most of my cleaning done by 1 o'clock. The cat came in and is snoozing on the sofa which means I can't vacuum so I will do that later when he heads back outside.

I am planning on a nice relaxing afternoon. Maybe a little reading, consuming lots of decaf coffee and maybe puttering on the computer. Looking forward to a relaxing evening after a strange week of work. We use Neflix and a have a few movies here so maybe we'll watch one of those.

Tomorrow we'll do Saturday morning coffee with the bike night crowd and then head to Eugene to visit family. I turned 38 on Wednesday and the family feels the need to celebrate the anniversary of my birth. Go figure. Birthdays are not a big deal for me but for some reason other people like to celebrate them with you. I figure it is a good excuse for Troubadour and I to ride the America along the back roads and enjoy some time together. It is 66˚ and raining out now but it is supposed to be in the 80's and sunny tomorrow.

We didn't get out much this week. The Ninja is still on consignment so I am riding pillion. We did go for a quick ride on Tuesday night (I think - maybe it was Monday) so that Troubadour could snag a photo tag that had been posted on pnwriders forum. The local Corvallis riders have been playing tag taking pictures of their bikes in different locations and then the others go out and try to find it. The one from Tuesday night was from a local park that has several entrances so we had to take a guess as to which one it was. Troubadour guessed it right and it was the first one we came to. Well not really, it was across the road from the first one. Does that count as the first or second? The photo to the left is unrelated. Troubadour stopped on his way home from work one night this week and took it. I like it, so I stole it for this post.

Not sure what is on the agenda for Sunday. Guess we'll play it by ear. Maybe someone will have posted up a local ride by then or maybe we'll go off on our own. You just never know.

I think I've rambled enough so I shall sign off and maybe I'll have some interesting pics to post come Monday. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

-Au Revoir

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."~ Evelyn Waugh


  1. Trobairitz:

    I'm tired just reading your words. Phew, you are busy, housework, shopping ,etc. All I can say is WE'RE glad we're NOT women, right Bradley ?
    If US guys had half a day off, we would just hop on our bike and go for a ride. We expect you go get off work at 5pm as usual, do all your stuff and have dinner waiting when we get home . Too bad you didn't get your Bonnie yet, otherwise, all the stuff would be waiting for you when you got back

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  2. Happy Birthday and many happy're a busy girl, but like bobscoot said...where's my

    Your boss will be fine...just a broken toe no big deal...he'll be up and running before you know it.

    Hope you find that bike this weekend...who knows what can happen..
    best wishes for your Birthday again

  3. Trobairitz:

    oops, I also meant to say Happy Birthday to you, too and have lots of Cake

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  4. Birthdays kind of loose their touch after 21 years of age. I guess I still kind of like them b/c my wife makes me cup cakes which thrill me to no end. Happy Birth Day and have a great weekend.

  5. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes.

    I do seem to be busy but I guess I know I am alive. Bradley - aka Troubadour does know he is spoiled and is probably very glad he can go out riding instead of doing chores. We've been together for 15 years and married over 13. I am slightly old fashioned and I still get coffee prepared on the timer when we go to bed, get up when the alarm rings at 6:01 and bring him coffee in bed every morning, make and pack his lunch for work every day, work full time, have dinner on the table when he gets home if not ready then almost ready, do the dishes, do all the housecleaning/laundry, and all the grocery shopping. Did I forget anything? Probably. We have a deal, he takes care of the outside and I take care of the inside. Somehow the dishes have to be done more than the lawn needs mowing though. No fair. In his defense he does offer to help but I usually turn him down as I feel it is my job to make his life a little easier.

    You know the old joke - Why do women wear a white dress on their wedding day? ..... to match the appliances of course, lol

    Rob - Cupcakes - sounds like you are spoiled too, good job