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Monday, February 22, 2016

Jury Duty

I might be writing to you a lot this week....or, it might be a normal week where I sporadically drop in and talk to you when I have time.

I have been summoned for jury duty.  I report for duty today, after lunch.

I am equal parts interested in how this will all work AND hoping that I don't actually get picked for anything, because we are busy.  You know?

Today and tomorrow will be fine because Rainman is off.


Normal schooling can happen.

Normal drop offs and pick ups can happen.

Normal babysitting of extra little people can happen.


When he goes back to work Wednesday....I am not sure what will happen with things if I can't get out of jury duty.

My bigs have school away from home.

We babysit an extra little boy on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

My littles still need to have school (although the beauty of homeschooling is that we can be a bit flexible).

Even if they don't have "school" this week, they still need someone to take care of them.

I want to do my part in the American judicial system, am I going to be able to do that with my normal life commitments?

Which got me to does anybody stop their own lives enough to help serve on a jury?

I can't be unique in my fear about juggling duties/responsibilities in order to serve on a jury.

Or are juries only comprised of retired people?  Childless people? Independently wealthy people?

I don't know.

I have been told I can bring a computer and that I will have access to wifi, so I may actually get lots of writing done for the next day or so, while I am absent from my normal hustle and bustle of helping run our household.

Or, I will get picked for a jury.

I will keep you posted, I guess.