Mondays no longer feel like Mondays cause of the working from home. It’s really nice actually, and I get way more stuff done, plus can run all the errands that seem to appear out of nowhere.
The weekend gone was a bit of an adventure. I had planned on meeting up with a friend who’s also preggo but lives in Rotterdam. She was coming to to Amsterdam for lunch, and unlike usual, we had just said a tram stop to meet, and she would text me when she got on the tram. Usually we set a defined time and location. Anyway, me and Dave were strolling around in the area where we were supposed to meet, and as time approaches I don’t get a text off her. I think that maybe the train was late, or she’s taking a bit longer finding the tram cause she’s pregnant. But once it’s been 20 minutes I message her saying we’ll wait in the restaurant, as it’s raining out, and I send her the exact location. The message is undelivered… I start worrying a bit, but still on the logical side of things. Maybe her battery ran out and she’s gone to find a place to charge it. Anyway, time passes and no word, I call and it goes through to voicemail. It’s now about an hour after we were supposed to meet and there’s no sign of here. I start to get really worried. Dave mentions that I should check facebook…. and when I do I see that she’s written a message on my wall, that her phone has just completely died and to meet her outside the station instead. This was an hour earlier! I don’t have the facebook app installed on my phone so have to log on via a browser to check it, and don’t get notifications. After rushing, and her waiting more than an hour in the rain we finally found each other, but it really dawned on my how helpless we are without phones.
Even if you can borrow someone else’s phone, I wouldn’t know any phone numbers off by heart. And if you facebook them, what are the odds that they will check it or see it quickly. Either way the lesson learned from Saturday was to write down essential phone numbers on a piece of paper! Especially in times like these when it might become very urgent to be able to reach someone quickly!