It was good until about two hours ago, at least, when the Bureau of Meteorology issued a storm warning for my area. The usual following a hot day: severe storms, hailstones and possible flash flooding. And now I'm sitting here feeling like my stomach is trying to punch its way out of my body.
Why am I so tense? Why this sense of dread? I've been to plenty of storm call outs before. I'm not duty officer tonight. Have I spent too long with the stress of working at the Signmakers? Too long as Controller with a massive target on my back? Surely none of that's enough to be giving me nerves like these.
I don't know the answer to any of this. But I know that right now I desperately want this weather system to pass without incident.