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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

Today is starting out pretty good. Not a lot to write about.

Got to doing some things around the house. Saw the county car stopping across the street and thought they were looking for yard violations. Yep we live in a town where they can tell you when you need to mow your jungle. Not that I ever let mine go for too long. Figure if you can get to your car, then the yards not too high. I was able to get all the way to the garage and found my mower. Proceeded to get the front yard mowed. Don't look too bad now. Looks like someone may live here.

Got tired of their letters for vehicles needing tags. My van don't look the greatest, an 83, in the prime of its life. Put an antique tag on it instead of the retiree tag, so now I don't have to worry about that one. They complained before and I'd spend 20 to 30 dollars every year for that tag. Now I got a 50 dollar tag that's good for life. I was working on an old pickup. A 500 dollar special. Was debating whether to keep it or part it out. don't really need a pickup and it's one more thing for the neighbors to bit@ch about. Put it in the garage so I wouldn't have problems with them.

Kinda quiet around the house today. Put the cat food in the garage where the cats can get it and the dog can't. Haven't been letting the cats in and out of the house all day. They would come in, eat, sleep some or fight the others and then want back out. Probably could have gotten a pet door. This works just as well and I don't have another door to worry about.

Time to wrap this up. No, I'm not going to use the weed-eater.  I can still find the van. The county man left a letter with the neighbors. They have to do their job. My tax dollars at work.

Well, tell everyone I said Howdy Do.

Play nice

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Third times the Charm

Didn't have to work tonight. Wanted to get things done and ended up sleeping the day away.
I think this schedule will take some getting used to. Normally I have to be at work at 9 PM and get off in the morning around 4. Didn't get to sleep until 6 this morning. Pretty much dragging all day.  Not used to working nights.
Not used to working. Haven't had a real job since I retired from the service in 93, Times sure have changed. Working with kids half my age, and they don't seem to care if the job gets done on time or not. They think that punching the clock should be enough.
Got spoiled being in the service. The people I worked with then, wanted to do the job right the first time and then go home. We didn't get paid by the hour. Of course we did get a salary that we could live on.
Still haven't figured out how far I want to go with this job. Should I work a full 8 hrs a day and get nothing done at home or with the wife, or continue on as part time?  This started off as a temporary job, helping out during the spring rush. Temp meant from 8PM till 12 midnight. Then they changed it to 9pm till 1am. Then changed again 9pm till we got the work done. Don't know how long I can keep this up.
I guess as long as it takes.

As always..
Play nice

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One More Day

Day two of this thing. Day one went better than I thought. Not one bad comment. I'm pretty pleased with myself, if I may say so. Of course it would have been nice to have had a comment.
Oh well,life goes on.

I'd had planned to have a whole lot to write today, this being the second unloading of my vast storage of knowledge, but as I start, it is only slowly dribbling out. Perhaps because this is not a good time to write. perhaps I should be talking to my better half. Time goes too quick when you have to get stuff done.

I've got a lot of things to get done. Probably too many to list here. That seems like a days writing by itself. Tomorrow I'll start my list here. Maybe then some will get done.

Sorry this doesn't make sense. Too much other stuff going on to write more now.
I'll be back tomorrow "earlier"!!

Until then,
play nice.