I had a nice relaxing day today at work until about 3:15. I was scheduled to be on a conference call at 3:30. About 3:15, someone/something set off the fire alarm. Oh no! I work on the fourth floor, and I had to walk down the stairs to the first floor. I made it to the 2nd floor. That's when it got bad. The stairs from the second floor to the first floor are solid marble. The first set of steps have a hand rail on both sides, then they curve around a corner. At the curve, the hand rail is on the right and the stairs form a triangle. After the curve there are about 14 steps. For those steps, the handrail is on the left. When I got to the curve, I couldn't navigate it. I couldn't go from the handrail on the right to the hand rail on the left because there was not enough step for my feet. Two of my coworkers came to my rescue, but decided that I couldn't make it. About that time, the lady that works for the building management came along. She realized that I was stuck and told me to just sit where I was and she would make sure that I got downstairs if I was in danger. The two coworkers stayed with me. They finally decided that there was not a fire. My coworkers helped me to the second floor, and I was going to take the elevator to the fourth floor. The elevator was stuck on the first floor. It did not reset after the fire alarm. They had to call the elevator repair man. I sat in an office on the second floor until about 4:30 when I decided to go home. I was going to take the service elevator that only goes between the first and second floor. About the time I got ready to leave, the elevator started working. I was so glad to get out of there. Queenie was so nice. She brought my bag down to me as she was leaving.
I was going to order a kelly green wallet from Kate Spade, but decided that I will keep using my red wallet from Talbot's until it wears out. I can't believe I resisted. Kelly green is my favorite color and the wallet was marked down from $195 to $99. I'm proud of me.
I hope everyone has a good Thursday.