Weekend Plans Start With Coffee

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Because All My Weekend Plans Start With Coffee

If we were having coffee, I would tell that it’s been really busy in my part of the world. And when things get like that, I go back to the basics – sleep and then coffee. Today, we are having a quick cup of coffee, while we catch up. A drink and run if you will, but I’m still going to brew in my usual Saturday slow routine.

Let’s see how did the week go? It was a four-day work week for us Trinis, as Monday was a holiday. However, there were are two things to know about that: 1. Four-day work weeks such when you have deadlines. It means that your those four days actually feel like seven. And 2. We spent Monday being anxious and a little afraid, because we were under a tropical storm watch.

Not So Fun Fact: The storm was named Bret. The last time a tropical storm named Bret was headed our way was in 1993. Tropical Storm Bret was one of the deadliest storms to ever hit our very close neighbour Venezuela and the fact that 2017 Bret seemed to be headed directly for us, was a major source of worry on Monday.

Long rainy night and story short, the storm came with heavy rains and gusty winds. Some parts of Trinidad suffered flooding and homes were damaged. Some parts of our country fared better than others. Most of us were grateful that the impact was not any worse.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that once the storm passed, I was out to work on Tuesday for the start of the longest short work week evah! But I survived, powered by many cups of coffee.

Moving On

Speaking of work and the reason we are having a quick cuppa and catch up this week, I am moving to a new department effective July 01st. Now normally it is tough to ensure that everything is ready for handover, be on top of your work (because the work continues) and say goodbye to the team you have grown to enjoy working with for the better part of four years. But trying to do all of that, in a month with three consecutive four-day weeks…is near impossible.

As a result of enjoying those extra days at home, I am heading into the office today, to get some things done without the distraction of ringing phones and deadline. So sorry to brew and run, but tell me your news and we will catch up fully when the dust settles. What’s happening in your world?

Tell me in the comments below.  

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  1. June 25, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I enjoy working when the phones are silent and there is no one else there, too. Good luck with the transition at work!

    • Vernette
      June 25, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Isn’t it the best! I wish I could have one day a week like that…I would be so much more productive.

  2. June 25, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Tropical storms are never fun. Every couple of years we get a close call. I’ve only been onCape Cod for a couple of storms, and they were nasty. Glad everything is OK there after Bret!

    I telework a lot, which is great because there are no distractions. Well, my dogs… I hope all goes well with your transition to the new position!

    • Vernette
      June 25, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thank so much Trent.

  3. June 26, 2017 / 9:00 am

    who names storms anyway… thats what I want… the l storm we had was named Dineo… which translates to GIFT, isnt that ironic

    • Vernette
      June 26, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Noooo way was it named “GIFT” smh!

      • June 27, 2017 / 5:20 am

        time we gone through a very dry spell and a heatwave and water was really really needed… you pray for a little rain and the floodgates over heaven open… literally

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