There may not be any snow (and subsequently, our sledges are still unused for the 2nd winter in a row), but man oh man, it’s chilly outside! This morning was 12F! And at noon it was only 15F! But I headed out, as I couldn’t resist the challenge of running on what will probably be the coldest day of the winter. I headed out at 6:15am with 3 layers, wool hats, mitts, gaiter, thermal tights. And two miles later, I booked it home, nose and legs and fingers just FROZEN!
At home, I stretched out in our family room (instead of my bedroom), and noticed there were 3 messages on our home answering machine. Now no-one has called our home number in, hmmm. maybe 2 or 3 years. Why we keep our landline, I’m not sure, but we do. So I played back the messages. The first two were robo-calls. The last was a mystery: first there was silence, then the sound of a cell phone ringing. A man answered the cell phone and then started discussing a law case with the caller (presumably the client). Seems there’s some trouble brewing in Palo Alto (that’s across the country from me in NJ), and Dan’s (the client’s) old county court records were not going to make it to (the new) court in time for his hearing because they weren’t on microfiche. Would his former attorney happen to have copies of the case from 1997? Then the phone hung up.
Well, OMG! Who is Dan? What did he do in 1997 that’s resurfacing in 2013? Who’s this lawyer who somehow can’t negotiate the court system to get copies of old records expeditiously? How did this phone call end up on my answering machine? And people still use microfiche?
So much to ponder on this bitterly cold night. I may lose some sleep!