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Another nickel!

April 18th, 2013 at 08:14 am

I'm finding a lot of money lately. Yesterday, a nickel in the middle of the road while I was crossing. Just about in the same spot where I fell last week, so was the road giving me compensation? Smile

I am at home today because the suburb where I work is experiencing flooding. I didn't know before I got on the train, so I walked through heavy rain, got pretty soaked despite my umbrella, and then got on the train to Chicago, which was stalled outside the city for at least a half hour. Turns out the station had lost power and they had to do manual switches. While I was on the train, my boss called and told me about the flooding and that I should not come to work. I said fine, I'll hop on a train home. Not so easy. After I finally got to the station, the schedule was so backed up that the train home was a least an hour behind. I didn't get home until after nine. Just for reference, I leave home at six, so that was three hours of commuting and going nowhere! I was lucky enough to have some bread and bacon in my bag -- it was going to be for my breakfast at work -- so I had something to eat. I did buy a coffee at the station ($2).

The worst part was that I was cold and wet the whole time. So nice to be home!

I will try to get some things done at home and make it a productive day. I've tried to find out how bad the flooding is at the college, but all I see is a notice on the website that it is closed and classes and all activities are cancelled today.

I'll also spend some time on Swagbuck to earn my next $5!

6 Responses to “Another nickel!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with your at home tasks today!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    We have a huge pond at the bottom of our garden today too. I sure wish it would dry out!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    We heard about that flooding on the news this morning! Sorry about you getting cold and wet.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I hope you don't catch a cold from being chilled all morning.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a cold morning. Hope you had a productive day. Smile

  6. CB in the City Says:

    As it turned out, I wasn't productive at all, but I did some fun things like watch a few episodes of Mad Men and play computer games. It felt very good to get warm and dry and cozy in.

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