My plan was to tell y'all that even though I worked on Monday, usually the second day of my weekend, it was worth it because I got to see the American Red Cross building.
The Governors Hall to be precise.
Even with insane weather that fluctuated between flooding rain and bright sunshine, the only constant being temperatures of what felt like a 1000 degrees, it was worth it.
Considering the party was hosted by Weather.Com, you would have thought they could have conjured up a nice day but oh no.
So clad in my rainproof gardening hat and jacket off I went. I heard a customer say, " Jane looks cute, where is she going, hiking"?
Yes, the urban hiker, that's me.
The caterers had commandeered the small elevator so up and down slippery marble stairs I went.
Slipping, sliding, sweating.
But the ballroom was worth the hike.
Stained glass, original Red Cross posters, beautifully painted moldings. It was da bomb.
And we made it back to Virginia and I made it home just as the severe weather alerts started to beep over my phone and across the TV screen. They warned us of the possibility of floods and advised people to stay off the roads.
I was off the road and cosy at home with the kittens.
And then the serious rains came. and came. And came.
Can you guess what happened next?
I'll leave you to it.
Time for a shower and work.
Part two coming your way soon.