Today was a most interesting day, on a few notes. For starters, I woke up to about three inches of snow (on top of a thick layer of ice). Skating to work this morning wasn't really all that fun, but it has been worse before. I only saw one accident (which looked more like a spinout involving a school bus and a small car, in which the small car was obviously spun out on the shoulder), and there didn't appear to be any property damage or injury, so that's a good thing.
Only April in Minnesota can one go from green grass to several inches of snow. Overnight.
One of the more random things that happened today was the procurement of a garden tiller. I happen to be on a staff mailing list for UMM, and out of nowhere an email arrived this morning (the list tends to, amongst other things, be a hot place to announce stuff for sale) listing many items for sale (mostly baby-related). In the middle of the list is a tiller. For $150.
Seeing as how Beth's been looking for a tiller for some time, I figured I'd bite. I asked a few random questions about it (one being -- is it in working condition?), and by 10:30 this morning had discussed and agreed to buy it. So I get to go load up a tiller tomorrow evening on my way home. Beth is very excited. :)
So we'll see how that goes. The tiller is only seven years old and hasn't really been used much (if all) in the last three years. So it's more or less new.
And one major thing that happened today was the governor ultimately signed the biennium bonding bill. Amongst other important things, a $2 million earmark for office renovations and building of a renewable energy center (at the WCROC) made it through. This is a Good Thing. It means that some very cool things will be happening at work in the next year or so. And some much-needed upgrades and expansions will be involved. :)
So that's how Monday shook out. I managed to get a few other things done around home (miscellaneous things, really), so I've had a pretty productive day overall. Let's see if that falls through to the only real work day of the week (Tuesday). :)
Until next time...
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)