No Menu Plan Today

I spent an exhausting day yesterday at the courthouse, and have to go back again today. Jury selection is still going on, and I won’t know until the end of today whether I’ll be chosen for the jury or not. Over half of the original jury pool was dismissed yesterday, but there are still plenty of us to go through. On the plus side, the chilly courthouse was delightful.

The trial is going to be very complex and will probably last more than a week. It will be exhausting for those selected. If I am seated I am going to turn the cooking duties over to Brett and the girls, and they can fix what they want for our dinners. If I’m not chosen I’ll try to get a menu plan up on Wednesday.

By the way, there is no cafeteria at the courthouse – just two vending machines, one with water and sodas, and the other with candy bars and chips. There is no place to eat or buy food within walking distance of the courthouse either, and no place to store food. I about starved yesterday because all I brought with me was a small container of mixed nuts. Another juror took pity on me and gave me some teriyaki beef from the plate lunch she had gone out to get (Brett had the car so the girls could get to work, etc.). I also didn’t know we could bring bottled water into the courtroom, so I ended up buying two bottles of water from the vending machine, at $2/bottle – ouch!! I will be better prepared today, will bring along something more substantial that I can tuck into my bag, and will refill the water bottles here at home with filtered water before I go.

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6 thoughts on “No Menu Plan Today

  1. Barbara Bomberger says:

    Okay, I will no longer complain about my jury duty (just one day, but a Verrryyyyyy long one because we were chosen and seated and did the DUI for the fourth time trial on the same day). Does the courthouse not have some kind of cafeteria? I just bought lunch bag and one of those little plastic squares of lunch containers because two days a week, I fo from ten thirty to three and I was so going over the fast food line (my personal line)

    so, I’m now at richlyretired.blogspot.com (and I put that below), Worpress here I come this fall, but meanwhile, I’m about to hashtag Google Domains s–k,

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    • Laura says:

      Nope, no cafeteria. We are really small town out here, and most people drive and can go somewhere to get lunch. We have better facilities in the jury room so it won’t be so bad.

      Found your new link – yeah! I have been with WordPress since 2009, and can report no problems. I think you will like their platform.

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  2. vivian says:

    I’ve never heard of a courthouse that didn’t have a cafeteria. Your jury notice should have given you that information. I think you should suggest that this information be added to the jury notice. Surely, you are not the only person who has run into this problem

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    • Laura says:

      I agree that we should have been told upfront that there would not be a cafeteria. We are very, very small town here (the entire island only has 75,000 residents), and most people drive and prefer to go to town anyway for plate lunch or such. I’m glad the jury room has a refrigerator and microwave, and we also get chilled filtered water.

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  3. Laurel says:

    Love the picture! I felt like that woman Sunday when I returned from a (driving) vacation with my younger daughter. We had a ton of fun, but I’m pooped.

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    • Laura says:

      I can’t remember feeling as tired as I did last Monday, the first day of jury selection – just whipped. I’m feeling better as the week goes on, but when I saw that picture on Monday it expressed perfectly how tired I was feeling.

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