a week of fun

July 16, 2013

Yesterday was completely nuts, so I've scrapped the whole day and will just pretend the week starts today.

Shortly after my surgery was scheduled, I received jury duty summons. Not for my county, but for my state. Yay. Not for a week, but every Monday for the entire month of July. Double yay. Oh, and my first reporting day was the day I was to return to work from my surgical recovery time. Super yay!

I didn't have to go that far! via

Yes, its my civic duty, and yes, there are some spiffy trials out there...but the bottom line is, there are a gazillion factors that made July the worst possible month ever for this to happen. I responded to the summons and mentioned I had a medical reason with a doctors note as to why I couldn't serve. Request denied. Ugh.

I had a note from my doctor saying I would be recovering for 2-3 weeks (for the record, we are coming up on 4 weeks Thursday and I still have some pain and cannot hear, though the vertigo and nastier symptoms are mostly gone), so I figured I would just show up and present the note and hopefully be done with it.

But then...first Monday in July...duty postponed. Second Monday in July...duty postponed. Finally, yesterday, with a note now null and void, I was told I had to report. I brought all my paperwork anyway and submitted it, mentioning they could call my doctor and that the still relevant issue is the fact that my hearing is literally half absent.

1 hour plus of traffic, 3 hours of waiting, two blisters, and $29 in parking fees later, they finally told me I could go...for the day. I'm still waiting for a judge to decide whether my excuse will let me off for the month, postpone me til later, or tell me to serve the rest of my duty anyway.

See? Fun!

I know this is the most riveting blog material any of you have ever read...so I'll switch gears to something that really is fun...


We are house/petsitting all week for three crazy fluffballs! Not a shabby deal at all.


  1. Love all the puppy pictures!! You must have been in heaven!
    Sorry about the jury duty thing.... I haven't ever done that yet..
    guess my time should be coming soon... =(

  2. Geez that was one heck of a bad jury duty experience. Hopefully they will let you go! BTW Cute fluffball:)

  3. Yay puppies! And sheesh, can't they just give it up and toss your name back in the pool to get chosen later?

  4. You poor thing!!! I got summoned once but it was for a county I no longer lived in thank GOODNESS. Crossing my fingers for you!

    Stopping by to say hello from Peacoats & Plaid :)

  5. Ew. I'm so sorry! Hopefully they let you off. My uncle had to serve on a circuit court jury once a month...for 18 months! No thank you!

  6. Why is Jury Duty a month long in your state? The last few times I was summoned I was able to get out of it because of school. That last time they summoned me I chalked it up to a free trip to downtown Dallas. (They always give you a free pass for the train if you don't want to drive down and pay for parking.

    Welp, I come home today and my seester was like, "You got a Jury Duty Summon!" I don't report till August 7th and I'm already trying to figure out how I can get out of it. I'm just praying I don't get picked.

  7. Ughh, that sucks Bekah...poor you!!:( Well, at least you had the puppies to cheer you up!:-) August will be MUCH better! Thanks so much for linking up...have a wonderful rest of your week


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