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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Nights Like This

Yesterday. I left work at 7:30pm after finishing a summary judgment draft I'd promised for Friday. I should've given this project away due to trial demands, but I didn't and I had to finish it. I drove home, grabbed bucket of frozen margaritas, and headed to my Mom's for a mini-Cinco celebration, complete with delicious meaty bean dip and a good episode of Without a Trace.

T was at a track meet out of town and not estimated to return until at least midnight. A little after 10 I was exhausted and decided to go home and go to sleep - sleep! - while waiting for T to return. I got very little sleep this week and I was looking forward to a good 9 or 10 hours to hopefully recharge my batteries for a weekend of trial prep.

I arrived home and pulled into the garage as always. As the door shut behind me, I kept an eye out for would-be burglars/rapists trying to roll in at the last minute under the closing overhead door, as I always do. Nada. Then as I approached the door to the house, I heard a beeping noise. It was a sensor, one that normally alerts us to a particular door being open. Except that door should not have been open and that beep was not sounding when I'd stopped by earlier.

I got right back in the car, pulled back out into the driveway, and weighed my options. My neighbor would have been happy to help, but it was late - 11ish - and their lights were off. I called Tommy, who would have helped, but he was on call at the hospital. Dad was playing poker. Most of my friends were undoubtedly asleep. I cannot describe to you how frustrated I was. I was tired. Drained. There I sat, a 32yo independent woman, in my car, in my driveway, unable - or at least refusing - to enter my own home.

I finally did what any sensible Mom would do, I called T, who was on the bus and still 2 hours away, and asked if GCB (he's on the track team with her) would help us check things out when they got home.

Then I drove back to my Mom's and napped a little on the couch while waiting for the kids to return. Things are fine and it seems a power outage or surge caused the problem. For that I'm thankful. But that feeling of helplessness I didn't like at all, and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about it.


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