My fears about queue capacity was unfounded, as we had a full complement of three people for the team today, including the one who was missing yesterday. This meant that the calls were more than manageable rather than possibly stressful. Though I have to say, the shift had a worrying start, when the very first call that I took in turned out to be a CS call. Thankfully the customer was actually level-headed, and what’s more it was the only CS call I took in for the day. Whew.
It was terribly hot as usual when we finally got off work (really disappointed when there wasn’t a single bit of cloud cover again), and what was worse, the vehicular traffic seemed to have slowed to a crawl. But given the choice between walking with the sun blazing unrelentingly overhead, and sitting down in a possibly stuffy jeepney as it slowly made its way in the direction of the MRT station, the latter was still more preferable.
I was worried that there wouldn’t be any MRT service today, as May was supposed to be the start of maintenance work, which means variable times of interrupted service, but that didn’t seem to be the case today. Which was fine too, as I didn’t want to get stuck in a bus that was slowed down in traffic either.
When I finally got home, needless to say that I was looking forward to a few hours napping with the AC at full blast… but apparently that wasn’t to be, as the electricity in our neighborhood was out. It was that way since early afternoon, which made it a terrible pain to be even moving around. Heck my father, who had just bathed in preparation for heading to Baclaran church for Wednesday mass, was already sweating barely minutes after the bath he took.
Had to console myself with playing with the baby (my sister had come back obviously), including propping him up seated on the sofa for some pictures (taken by his grandfather). He was very well-behaved, though later (after I had actually dozed off a bit upstairs) I had to calm him down after he woke up with a start and raised a ruckus. It was nice, though I have to say carrying a six-to-ten pound baby can be a real ordeal on the arms, especially if you’re doing it for more than ten minutes straight.
Thankfully the power finally turned back on during the late afternoon. Wouldn’t know what to do if it continued past dinner.
Anyway, my vision is blurring, so I better get this done and turn in early. This is what I get for doggedly trying to go over the 53% win rate mark in World of Tanks, which led to me going to sleep at almost 3 in the morning. Ergh.