Well that throws a wrench in the day
When the alarm went off at 6:30am, I found myself hardly able to face the dark morning.
The Feline had spent the night making sure that neither Girl Human nor Good Man got much in the way of sleep. And by looking at the calendar, I saw a busy day ahead with some tough conversations and a crushing list of action items.
But I did what I do. I dragged my ass out of bed, threw on some clothes, brushed my teeth and went to work.
The day started with an early, unfriendly call with EMEA.
As I listened to my BossMan ream out a supplier, a message from our company’s internal chat system popped up.
My employee in Costa Rica. She’s been fighting a lot of dragons in the Latin American region and I really didn’t want to open her message. More trouble, I was sure of it. Something I didn’t want to deal with. Another shouting Vice President, perhaps?
“Karen, we just had a 7.6 earthquake. The building is damaged. I got out of here first but it was really scary!”
She’s ok, which was my first question. Then I asked about her husband, sister and mom. They are all safe too.
She just kept saying “that was really scary.”
I can only imagine.
And so…that’s not *quite* what I had on the agenda for today, but it sure as heck cleared my calendar.
Is this what they mean in business and management classes about staying flexible?
Side note: Thankfully one thing my company does really well is business disaster recovery. The team is already all over it.
Random brain thought: The Spanish word for earthquake, temblor, is such a great word. Very onomatopoeia-ish.
Final thought: Keeping CR and all the Ticos in my thoughts. Oraciones para Costa Rica y todos los Ticos.