The nature of my employment is such that we're lucky to get any holiday off. The day after? Nope. Oh, there are rare exceptions; corporate largesse for the day after Thanksgiving has come along once or twice, and I think we got New Year's Day once -- in the past thirty-plus years.
Today is not one of those days off. I do get to start my day a little later than usual. And, for the first time since April of 2020, I'll be down at the Main Campus. With...people. I have not set foot inside the place for the past eighteen and a half months, so that's going to be a bit of a hurdle. There are a lot of new faces (the Great Resignation hit us, too) and I'm not all that comfortable even around people I know.
To add insult to injury, there's something wrong with my car. Day before yesterday, it suddenly started running rough and lit up a pair of warning lights that Tam tells me frequently mean the gas cap has come loose (she looked it up). Unfortunately, mine has not. So it needs to go into the shop, and sooner rather than later. I may have to beg Tam to ferry me to and from today.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
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