My job today was in Salem at 9. I didn't get out of here until after 8! I was running late and having a little bit of a time to find the place. When I got there, went up the steps with all my junk in my new big bulgingred bag . . . only to find it's across the street.
So I trudge across the street, go the wrong way, go back. Go in the right door, up the elevator. Tell the chicky behind the window who I was, why I was there. She hands me a visitor badge as she's calling to make sure she knows where to send me, and says, "It's on the lower level."
So back down the elevator, back to the teensy little entryway where I came in. There's an entry door and an elevator door. That's it! So swivel my head back and forth and back and forth from one door to the other. And out the door to the street. Up the stairs that were right next to them. And there, up half a flight of stairs was the same window I just came from!
So I start up the steps, just as chicky comes racing down the stairs with a badge to open the door next to me, which I tried but was locked.
The dimwit didn't *tell* me that the visitor badge she gave me would open doors!!!!
By now it's 9:20!!
I go in. There are three people in there, but no attys. hmmmm We have the deponent, who is deaf, his interpreter, and his mother.
9:30, the hiring atty comes in. By this time I'm set up ... as much as I can be. Because . . .
I've left my computer power cord at home!!!!!
Shoot me now.
So I go on anyway, until the computer gives me the low-power, urgent-attn-needed alert. I take a moment to save the job and shut down the computer, and I continue on with my LS, blind. Another 20 mins maybe, maybe less.
Oh! Forgot! After hiring attys get there, Mr. Son says, "Mr. Dad will take the afternoon deposition because I have a doctor to depose across town at 2:45."
I'm doing the same head swivel I was doing earlier. "What? Where do you want me to be? I'm scheduled for the doctor. What about this second depo here?"
"Oh, I guess we'll have to get another reporter in for the afternoon. And, Ms. Interpreter, are you available?"
So the afternoon video, I took in my LS and my Stentura, not knowing how long the LS would last. Had the Stentura set up to switch to if necessary. Didn't *appear* necessary, but I can't *see*!! I gave my super-long audio cord to the videographer and hooked it to my digi recorder so I wouldn't be reliant on the stupid cassette as backup. Both seem to work fine, but vid guy will send me digi audio if necessary.
So that was my day.