With the wife leaving for Europe later this week, I’ll be the only one of us at home all of next week. As luck would have it, at work we also have a trial next week that I will need to be on site for, at least for a couple of days. That will mean that for those few days, no one will be home. So, we have to kind of plan for that, as well as planning to make sure I’ve got a couple of suits to wear to court, a bag to pack my stuff in, and maybe some food/drink to take with me.
On the other hand, as those of you in the Legal field know, the trial could very easily settle at the last minute, or get delayed for any number of reasons. So, I have to also plan for the possibility that I will be home, and will be wearing my regular business casual stuff to work all week, and eating at home all week.
As we ran our various errands this week, and stocked up at the grocery store, naturally, we were keeping both of those possibilities in mind, which is sort of a weird thing to do, I admit.
Of course, I’ve already learned that I may get a request to do some work at a trial at any moment, so I’m always a little prepared for that possibility, but it’s a very different planning routine when I know Angela won’t be home. Now things like getting the mail, checking the answering machine, etc. become a bit more important, as opposed to when she’s home taking care of those things. Alas, as her job requires her to travel, this sort of thing is going to happen from time to time. I don’t think when I signed up for this I knew how much you would have to be prepared for numerous possibilities all at the same time, but it seems to be very much part of working in litigation. Oh well, it keeps you on your toes!
Now you know why we can’t be bothered with keeping pets, or plants that require much care. 😉