37 degrees of separation

There was a thin layer of frost on my car windshield this morning when I headed out to work. The temperature was 37 degrees and marks the first time this season that I’ve had to scrape frost or ice of the car windows.

The first colder days of the season are always nice, but this was strange in that temperatures were into the 70s the last several days, and the temperature difference between the afternoon of the last few days and this morning has been as much as 37 degrees–thus the “37 degrees of seperation” in the subject of this entry.

I woke up with a headache this morning. I’d had a headache yesterday afternoon as well, but I ignored it. This morning I couldn’t and when I got into the office, I took some medicine. Now I’m waiting for it to kick in.

My flight to L.A. leaves BWI at 6:30 this evening. I’m planning on leaving the office at about 2 PM. I still have some packing to do. I’m debating picking up a spare battery for my iBook today, but I haven’t decided for sure yet.

Got paid today, and an additional $400 is now being deducted from my paycheck and being put into retirement. I had estimated what my net pay would be after that deduction and as it turns out, I over estimated by $163 so my check was actually $163 more than I thought it would be. Now I’m trying to decide whether to hold on to that or add that to retirement as well ($163 * 26 = $4,238/year). That would essentially max me out as far as what is allowed to be contributed to retirement tax-free. I haven’t decided yet.