Do I have to? I had 10 days off and I really really didn't want to go to work today. Plus, I had an odd morning just getting to work:
-As I leave the house, I discover that someone is standing in the corner of the park across the street, pruning the huge (huge huge) cedar tree. Ok, it's pitch black, 6:20 in the morning, on a sunday. And someone's using long reaching pruners to trim the 100+ foot tall tree. As I drive past him (cause of course I'm going to drive past and take a look), there was a surprisingly large pile of branches, like he'd been at it for the last few hours.
-Driving down the interstate, I pass a large RV. Keep in mind, it's still very dark out, so the only light is from cars headlights. As I pull back in front of the RV, I look in the rearview mirror and almost have a heart attack. In the front window of the RV is a jack o lantern, grinning eerily at me. Couldn't see anything in the RV other than the brightly lit orange plastic pumpkin.
-When I get to the ferry, there's a car parked where I park my car. There isn't anyone in the car. I guess they went kayaking and put in super early? Or something. It's eerie though. I don't really like the super dark early mornings, it's creepy enough as it is. Now add a car, and let your imagination run wild.
-The gate was up on the boat. WTF, dude? When we leave for the night, you lower the gate on the side where the boat is parked, so you can walk off, and back on in the morning. For some reason I don't know or understand, my coworker raised the gate last night, then climbed over it. Which is what I had to do at 6:45 in the morning.
Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful day. It's really dark now. I had the lights on by 6pm tonight, and I feel like it was just a few weeks ago that I hadn't needed the lights at all. There's supposed to be a frost this week (local people, bring your plants in!), which'll mean extra chilly mornings.
Vacation was nice. lots of sleep and lazy time. Finished my sweater (it's amazing, no I don't have pics yet, yes I will eventually), went on a business trip to Snoqualmie Falls with my mom, got way too drunk wine tasting with her business associates. And now, normal life returns.