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.