18 Hours of Thrills and Spills

  • Drove to Murray River for the Block Party. Bought a used Daniel Libeskind book. Hoped there would be food. There was no food.
  • Brake pad warning light came on in the Jetta. In Murray River. Miles from home.
  • Googled “can I still drive my Jetta with the brake pad warning light on” and found the consensus was “yes, but only for a little while.”
  • Found that there isn’t a single restaurant in Southern Kings County open after 8:00 p.m.
  • Drove back to Charlottetown and finally got supper at 9:30 p.m., at home.
  • Finally got all people and dogs to bed about 11:30 p.m.
  • All people and dogs woke up very late this morning.
  • Oliver decided he needed a Nyan Cat t-shirt and sign for the Pride Parade at 1:00 p.m. In two hours.
  • Found old t-shirt transfer paper in the cupboard and made a t-shirt with Oliver. Not the 100% best T-shirt in the world, but enough to keep us moving forward.
  • With no brakes on the car, took the bus to the market.
  • Whirled through the market: bagel, coffee, smoothie, chocolate, iced tea.
  • Hurried to catch the 12:20 p.m. bus back downtown; got to the bus on time, but was told by the bus driver that the bus was full and we had to wait 30 minutes for the next one (frustrated, but also filled with pride that our transit system is so well-used).
  • Walked over to the Burger King and called a cab to get us home.
  • Cab arrived in mere minutes. Nicest driver ever. And he skilfully managed traffic and lights to get us home in record time.
  • Assigned Catherine the task of developing a Nyan Cat sign; decided it was best to do this on the white board. Catherine rose to the challenge.
  • Applied sunscreen to all people.
  • All people headed over to the Province House back yard to watch the Pride Parade.
  • In the middle of the Pride Parade my mobile started alerting me about server issues.
  • Did some triage from my chair at the Pride Parade, and found that the server issues were primarily with the alerting system, not the systems that were alerting.
  • After the parade ferried all people and dogs home, and headed to the office; restarted the alerting system and affected services. All good.

What else will this day hold?