Day 179: Taking It Easy

Rick’s procedure was moved to May 29th because his blood pressure is still too low for them to do it today.  I decided to stay home anyway since I had the day off planned for over a month.  I don’t have anything urgent or pending because after the 1st business day of the month when we’re closing out the previous month, most of my workload is made up of spur of the moment things that someone else was supposed to deal with but didn’t, municipal bids, special projects, helping others, and printing our documents and plans for projects that we’re going to bid.  From the middle of the month to the end, it becomes mostly safety-centric.  My busiest day of the month is usually the last day when I’m putting together all of my reports and paperwork that has to be scanned or emailed to our corporate office in Houston. The good thing is that the days go by so much faster when I’m really crazy busy.  The highlight of yesterday happened when I got home and checked the snail mail.  There was an envelope from the U.S. District Court for the Northen District of Texas.  It was a notice that I had to go online and complete the questionnaire for federal jury service to see if I qualify for said jury service.  I did and I am.  So, for a period of 2 years, I will be in the federal court jury pool.  It kind of sucks but there are a couple of pluses…you get paid $50/day from the 1st day plus $20/day reimbursement for having to travel to and park at the courthouse and federal cases would have to be more interesting that DUI cases which are all I’ve ever been chosen for at the county level.  But there is something a little bit interesting about this and I’m going to sound like a conspiracy theorist when I do tell you.  I received a county jury summons last month, which I got postponed until June and then I receive this questionnaire on April 1st.  This all happened within a couple of weeks of my completion of defensive driving to have a speeding ticket dismissed.  All that I need is a city jury summons to complete the trifecta and make me start wearing a tin foil hat and encrypting all of my emails and data.  Seriously though, it’s quite a coincidence.  Well, it’s almost 4:00pm and I want to work on some things so I think I’ll do that now.  Have a great evening!           

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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2 Responses to Day 179: Taking It Easy

  1. Maggie says:

    Oh, Donna, I have no doubt your name getting passed through the system impacted your draw for jury duty. I once sat on the grand jury for six months (roughly one week a month) and that was tough. Good luck. I am glad your hubby is recovering. Be easy on yourself. This has been traumatic.


  2. Glad your husband is doing better. The universe wants him to take more time so be it. Jury duty is not my idea of fun as my back cannot sit in chairs that long.


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