September 5th, 2001

Porcupine

I can't believe it ...

Actually, I can't avoid believing it because it happens every time. No, not "happens". I do it. Wait until the last moment. I have known of this trip for a long time; in fact, I decided it myself. Still, when it was time to go to the bus, I had not packed and made all things ready. So when I was finally ready, I had less time than I usually have in the morning, and a huge backpack with heavy computer equipment and stuff. My heart told me to run, my brain told me that it wasn't worth risking my life for. My brain actually won, and I was there in time for the bus too. It seems that, for the time being, I am in better shape than I used to be. Or something.

Now I'm at the workplace, borrowing the Internet computer there. (Not like anyone needs it in the middle of the night.) (No, I'm not getting paid for this! Hello!) And I'm worried that I may have left the light on in the bedroom. I use cool energy-saving bulbs almost anywhere, but haven't switched in the bedroom yet. I use the light there only briefly, for a few minutes at a time, which is the worst possible conditions for energy saving bulbs. Problem is, I think the bulb there is a bit too strong. It doesn't matter when it's only on for a few minutes, but if it is on for days ... it could overheat and burn down the place. That would be really bad. I can't remember that it was on - in fact, I remember three cool bulbs being on - but I am not absolutely sure. This sucks.

(And the reason why I'm here is that the last bus goes a while before the night train. I don't use a car, and anyway that would probably not be a good idea when you're going away for a week. If I used a car, I would probably have driven it all the way instead. Now that would be a danger to innocent lives!)
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