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Jimi

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Today marks twenty one years me and my wife been married. We're both working today. Saturday we need to set up a new bed. Not exactly sure how we'll find time, or gumption for anything intimate, romantic.

Know what I'd like to do but that isn't really tenable. Might be nice to take a week off, and visit the national park where we went for our honeymoon. Cabin rental alone is a fortune, tack on some meals and we'd owe them our supposed grandchildren.

Besides there's no time to "get away" like that. We're pushing so we can get our place. Think she finally understands we cannot keep paying for her family's living. Helping out is okay but there comes a point when you cannot do it any more. We got lives to live too.

Then consider they tossed a perfectly good refrigerator that cost over $2,000 out. The only thing wrong with it, it needed cleaned. So instead of doing that toss it and buy one costing $400 more. Yes, the "old" one wasn't working for needing cleaned. *smh & sighing*

Also my sister in law, her husband will do the same regarding vehicles. They'll run them into the ground with no upkeep, no thought of it. Then, "daddy buy me a new one". Guess who bails out "daddy". Gee, no, really?

Meanwhile I'm play acting the "grumbling" husband for my wife to get her oil changed. She knows it needs done. She's just not had time to get it in and done. She will though and soon, I know she keeps her vehicles up. Her pawpaw would kick her ass if not.

She asked me when she was supposed to have had time. I jokingly told her, "well, tell one of your six men you're running you need an oil change so they can f**k off for a day." She laughed and told me to f**k off. *grin* The oil still went unchanged but we.got a bit of humor from it.

When we do get our place, I'll laugh when her sister has to quit her job. They've not thought once about getting her a car. We'll be elsewhere and it may not always suit for my wife to come here to get her. Oh well, not our monkey but ... *sighs* No, you really can't make this shit up.

So yay, happy anniversary to us.
A late but very happy anniversary my friend
 

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Also have tea drinkers ;) :)

! WAKE UP ! from the MEDIA SPELL !
I was a caffeine freak! Italian percolator coffee, full strength instant, caffeine energy drinks, xxtra strength tea, as long as it gave me that buzzzzzz. Hah, I even tried a caffeine vape mix and did the failure journey of that here :giggle: I really was hoping that would be the Next Level Caffeine high! But alas it wasn't. :confused:
Then a Dr visit and it all came to an abrupt end, an absolute full stop.
Its all decaf now...though decaf still has some small amounts in it. I'd hate not to at least have a pretend real coffee in the morning or tea, I do like tea, love that tannin taste on the tongue. But yes, im now forced to be a Caffeine Refugee.
🤔 hmmmm.....badge idea......Caffei.....nah wont fly.
 
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SteveS45

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Unless its at a bus stop.

I feel like I got run over by a bus this morning. I took too much Zinc on an empty stomach yesterday and it did not agree with me. Good thing I feel semi OK because my Sisters Memorial is at the Cemetery this morning.
 

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I feel like I got run over by a bus this morning. I took too much Zinc on an empty stomach yesterday and it did not agree with me. Good thing I feel semi OK because my Sisters Memorial is at the Cemetery this morning.
Hi. Yeah good you feel ok enough to go because as I know you believe, its a good thing to respect our loved ones.
We went and layed flowers at my Dads and Mums the other day.
Its a very sobering process isn't it. Makes us remember our own mortality and how precious life is. For me it makes so much of my own petty issues pale into insignificance.
 

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Hi. Yeah good you feel ok enough to go because as I know you believe, its a good thing to respect our loved ones.
We went and layed flowers at my Dads and Mums the other day.
Its a very sobering process isn't it. Makes us remember our own mortality and how precious life is. For me it makes so much of my own petty issues pale into insignificance.

My friends Father passed away last week at 90 from Cancer among other issues. The Wake is tomorrow and the Funeral is Monday. Was thinking of going Monday but might go for an hour or so tomorrow.
 

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My friends Father passed away last week at 90 from Cancer among other issues. The Wake is tomorrow and the Funeral is Monday. Was thinking of going Monday but might go for an hour or so tomorrow.
Go when you can mate. Its showing your respect when you can that matters.
A great friend of mine passed away yrs ago, real funny mate.
I never got to go and pay my respects till a number of months later. Was buried in a very tiny bush town cemetery a fair bit away from us. But I go now n then, pick bush flowers and lay them there.
Go when you can, thats what matters.
 

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I have known Tony for 45 years and we were very close at times. I also knew his Father well and used to drink his Homemade Red Wine at the table with him but you always had to eat bread with it. He would break out his Alcohol Cherries but you could only eat one or two Max.
 

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I have known Tony for 45 years and we were very close at times. I also knew his Father well and used to drink his Homemade Red Wine at the table with him but you always had to eat bread with it. He would break out his Alcohol Cherries but you could only eat one or two Max.
Those are good memories to have. The down to earth ones, quality time shared and the ones that matter.
That was like mine with my misses father. We got on so well. He used to talk to me about things he didn't even share with his son. He was Italian from Calabria. We'd have a beer and walk around his huge vegie patch chatting about everything. Him in his broken English and me in my full on Aussie way. Great and precious memories. Those cherries sound like something they used to get from Italy. Delicious. đź‘Ť
 

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I took off work for my birthday, Thursday. Needed a bit of a mental health & self care break. Mainly, I needed a lay around and do nothing but possibly nap day.

It rained here all day then. No going out to trim the weeds as much as they need. My wife messaged me to gloat over not being able to get outside. As she put she "grounded" me. :)

Did manage to get a shower after the brunt of the thunder & lightning storm cleared out. Try not to laugh but Pantene shampoo is one heck of a body wash as well. Such was my mentality that day, "oh hair shampoo? Furry as I am it'll work". Did too.

Come back to our room with some food. Ate and looked some Little House On the Prairie, of all things. No escaping LDS / Christian television programming it seems. Figured oh well, at least there was some bit of seeming wholesomeness to it.

Besides, somewhere between episodes I ended up passing out. Don't think it would have mattered what was on television, I was napping. Shrek and me got toasty with our 'leccy heater on & blankets o'r us. So glad getting our new bed up didn't take so much.

Of course, I kind of pulled a step back approach to it. The frame went together in fairly self explanatory & intuitive manner. I still let her fumble through the instructions paper & "manage" the project. Sometimes it's better husbands pretend to forget all their "how to" and "can do just by looking at it" experience. So, I did. :)

Called in yesterday for a evening/night shift at the middle school up the way. I subbed for a Tim. He only does the downstairs. I left a few minor things not done.

Even still I was finished with the bulk of work by 8 pm. Maybe cleaning the windows and wiping a hand rail down would have taken two hours, but I doubt it.

Point being that which I left go didn't appear to be in need of being done. The windows were so clean they were literally transparent. If you didn't know windows were there you likely would have put a hand through.

The handrail likely might have stood cleaning just as a sanitary measure. Didn't see point though when no one would be in for two days. One might argue, "you do it because it's your job, and everyone else does, it's expected".

My counter argument is I'm not in position to lead, ergo my example doesn't hold merit, do or don't. I've also been told countless times, "if it doesn't need, don't do."

Was on the paper & schedule until 10:30. Figured I would butt my 15 minute breaks together and leave at 10. Had exactly 30 minutes for my lunch. So I took the SOMA pay for about an hour. I get the same on a day shift there. I ducked into a darkened class room & sat.

The day shift lady I sub for at times was there when I went in. She told me to start at exactly 2:30 as the schedule said. I found out later from the principle, I could have waited until 3:30 to let the kids clear out. As he said, "I don't care so long as the work is done." He's also one who says if it don't need, don't do.

My next pay day will fall on May 5th. It will likely be a bit over $*,*** as it's for three weeks, and two of those are full 8 hour shifts all week. I'm only a part time substitute but they got me working full time betwixt about seven different schools.

Everyone seems to agree I do well. I've only a few slip ups but nothing really too out of hand. Think the schools are each making efforts to "make me feel at home", get me recruited to take something full time with them.

Really cannot say I have a favorite. All of them got good folks but I've noticed the bad at each too. To me it's just work and seemingly easy enough of that. Show up, do it and get paid. Yay. And nobody really looks over your shoulder, though if you do get a bit off course, you get respectfully, politely, nudged back on.
 
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SteveS45

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I'm only a part time substitute but they got me working full time betwixt about seven different schools.

Check your Labor State Laws because Decades ago when I started working it was Part Time and because I was a good worker I got more hours. After so many hours a week you are supposed to get FT Pay. After working so many weeks FT they must make you FT. Just a thought and remember don't rock the boat too much~! If you push for FT they might find 2 Part Timers.
 

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I took off work for my birthday, Thursday. Needed a bit of a mental health & self care break. Mainly, I needed a lay around and do nothing but possibly nap day.

It rained here all day then. No going out to trim the weeds as much as they need. My wife messaged me to gloat over not being able to get outside. As she put she "grounded" me. :)

Did manage to get a shower after the brunt of the thunder & lightning storm cleared out. Try not to laugh but Pantene shampoo is one heck of a body wash as well. Such was my mentality that day, "oh hair shampoo? Furry as I am it'll work". Did too.

Come back to our room with some food. Ate and looked some Little House On the Prairie, of all things. No escaping LDS / Christian television programming it seems. Figured oh well, at least there was some bit of seeming wholesomeness to it.

Besides, somewhere between episodes I ended up passing out. Don't think it would have mattered what was on television, I was napping. Shrek and me got toasty with our 'leccy heater on & blankets o'r us. So glad getting our new bed up didn't take so much.

Of course, I kind of pulled a step back approach to it. The frame went together in fairly self explanatory & intuitive manner. I still let her fumble through the instructions paper & "manage" the project. Sometimes it's better husbands pretend to forget all their "how to" and "can do just by looking at it" experience. So, I did. :)

Called in yesterday for a evening/night shift at the middle school up the way. I subbed for a Tim. He only does the downstairs. I left a few minor things not done.

Even still I was finished with the bulk of work by 8 pm. Maybe cleaning the windows and wiping a hand rail down would have taken two hours, but I doubt it.

Point being that which I left go didn't appear to be in need of being done. The windows were so clean they were literally transparent. If you didn't know windows were there you likely would have put a hand through.

The handrail likely might have stood cleaning just as a sanitary measure. Didn't see point though when no one would be in for two days. One might argue, "you do it because it's your job, and everyone else does, it's expected".

My counter argument is I'm not in position to lead, ergo my example doesn't hold merit, do or don't. I've also been told countless times, "if it doesn't need, don't do."

Was on the paper & schedule until 10:30. Figured I would butt my 15 minute breaks together and leave at 10. Had exactly 30 minutes for my lunch. So I took the SOMA pay for about an hour. I get the same on a day shift there. I ducked into a darkened class room & sat.

The day shift lady I sub for at times was there when I went in. She told me to start at exactly 2:30 as the schedule said. I found out later from the principle, I could have waited until 3:30 to let the kids clear out. As he said, "I don't care so long as the work is done." He's also one who says if it don't need, don't do.

My next pay day will fall on May 5th. It will likely be a bit over $*,*** as it's for three weeks, and two of those are full 8 hour shifts all week. I'm only a part time substitute but they got me working full time betwixt about seven different schools.

Everyone seems to agree I do well. I've only a few slip ups but nothing really too out of hand. Think the schools are each making efforts to "make me feel at home", get me recruited to take something full time with them.

Really cannot say I have a favorite. All of them got good folks but I've noticed the bad at each too. To me it's just work and seemingly easy enough of that. Show up, do it and get paid. Yay. And nobody really looks over your shoulder, though if you do get a bit off course, you get respectfully, politely, nudged back on.

Happy belated Birthday! newyear2
 

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Check your Labor State Laws because Decades ago when I started working it was Part Time and because I was a good worker I got more hours. After so many hours a week you are supposed to get FT Pay. After working so many weeks FT they must make you FT. Just a thought and remember don't rock the boat too much~! If you push for FT they might find 2 Part Timers.

My understanding is I'm in a pool used to cover full timers. We can get full time if one of those retires(more likely)/gets fired(very unlikely) & we "strike/bid" for it when it gets posted. Our pool has a seniority date in common. We're on a numbered list though.

When I hired on I was 13th out of 17. Since then nearly half have quit & then half of those left don't work. Not abreast of what number I've been assigned as a result of those quitting,and those not working. Might be I'm listed as number 1 or 2 out 4 or 5, now.

My work is based on being appointed by the county school board. The board members are elected. Not sure that has too much bearing on my position. They could possibly keep me "strung on" as a sub working full time as long as desired. All the cards are in their hands really.

Most pushing I'm doing is doing the work, doing a good job, keep trying to improve while re-learning a "new" job. Beyond that well, it's just making polite and pro banter with co-workers. Think they've all realized I don't talk politics, religion, fishing in public. I try avoiding talk about pay too, unless directly asked.

One guy seemed to think we weren't paid enough. I told him my $**.**/hr was just fine, at least until I went in full time, asked him if his was too. He thought I'd not figured out the hourly pay scale, I guess, possibly trying to stir crap, get me looking to leave. We get $*** per full day and $** per half day, easy enough to divide that up and get the hourly rate.

That hourly rate is ~ $5/hr over the national average too, which is ~ $12/hr. I figure that's due in part to it being a county job & no one wanting to work as a custodian/janitor. I genuinely am surprised when my wife tells me about those who complain its "too much work", or "too hard". It's just "work" there's nothing to it that's really difficult, and it gets broken down in teams.

Then, you can break your tasks down into bite sized goals for a routine/schedule. Here, a rough night shift routine I like using.

  • Dust (top down)
  • Pull trash (put class bags in hall/ensure no leaking bags)
  • Stock & Sanitize bathrooms
  • Sweep classes out into the hall
  • Vacuum what needs vacuumed
  • Lunch (30 minutes)
  • Gather trash in "buggy" and put buggy near dumpster exit
  • Sweep hall/s (put dirt in trash buggy)
  • Mop bathrooms & high spot mop class/es/hall/s
  • Clean glass/windows & high touch areas
  • Take out trash, put supplies back

If you do it right you can sweep the hall as you go sweeping out classes. Though I wrote it up as two items to keep things seeming logical for those what like to fill a full shift "staying busy". Me? I just go, steady at it all and get it done. I literally work myself out of work. I combine / multitask it.

Of course, a day shift schedule is a bit different. It is mainly focused on keeping bathrooms stocked, clean & helping keep cafeteria clean, taking out cafeteria trash. And yes there might be "special" projects but they aren't usually so much.
 
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*sits on a collapsible & easily carried stool looking at his vape and thinking "needs more cow bell", sits pondering with a wry grin as he vapes, slides his feet out of a passer by's way unnoticed, fades into the background* ---

Oh yeah, kind of got a bit of a start and chuckle Friday night. A start because it seems I've dropped my "edge" a bit. Then, given the crew I was there with my "edge" is probably kindergarten.

I was in the middle school. They were in the high school. The two buildings run perpendicular of one another sharing a cafeteria and some class rooms as "pass through" space.

They walk over from the front of the high school to the auditorium of the middle and set. I had finished most of my work and was just doing my usual cutting lights off, security check. Heard something in auditorium. Peeked in, heard a dog and a male voice.

I suspected it was the "rat pack". Went on into the area where they sat. Sure enough it was them. That wasn't the start. I explained being done to them. They nodded and said they had just finished too.

The start came later when I know I put two class trash bags near a door to go out to the dumpster. I would have gotten them when I left. They were just ones I had forgot, got at the last bit. Well, went to go out when the wife showed up around 10. The bags were gone.

Wife told me probably the rat pack saw them, got them. She also explained there had been a minor rash of trash thieving going on in that town. Either way it wasn't something needing concern. I sat in a room by the hall that door was on. I ought to have seen anyone going by, or heard them open a door to get the trash.

Anyway it was just a little start, and as said given the crew there it's likely I wouldn't have seen or heard them. Everyone helps everyone else too. So yes it is probable someone got the trash, took it out. So, the start was also a chuckle. I really am working with some of the best folks.
 
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Not too much done here lately. Did haul down more dirt and put the peach trees into pots for now. They were getting a bit root bound in the little containers they came in. Got the beans planted after a good overnight soak. Extra dirt coming down I've tossed in the area where I plan to put the corn.

Don't really have a huge budget to begin with and audio isn't really a massive priority. Other than the $2 (and that's being generous) speakers on the tv in the living room suck fat hairy ones. Anything much over a whisper and they sound like a swarm of hornets trapped under a solo cup. Since the sound system died. Was a cheapy to begin with but they don't really do too many of those htib's with dvd combos like they used to.

I swear they're just pumping out garbage now. Surround systems that aren't true surround, just multispeaker stereo. Plastic glitzy speaker boxes with leds (of course, what isn't led pimped these days). 7" tall decent looking speakers just to find out it's only got a little 3" speaker in it like the 4" cubes that came with the $85 all in one option I had to begin with. Some with a woofer and tweeter a guy pulled apart on YT showing the tweeter wasn't even a speaker at all. Just a fake plastic plug with no hookups.

Rather than dump $150 into that garbage (on top of the dvd player I picked up) I found a used yamaha receiver on ebay. Has the spring loaded wire clips in back same as this cheapo unit so I can pop that in place and just wire up my existing speakers. I mean I know they work ok enough. With shipping was $65, plus has optical audio in which saves me $40 on a converter from optical audio to 6 rca's for 5.1. Picked up a new center speaker, supposed to be decent. We'll see. Like $70 for a 15" wide box with a couple 4" woofers and .75" tweeter with crossover installed already. My current center is just one of those 4" cubes with the little 2.5 to 3" cheapo speakers in it. The yamaha says it'll push 100w/ch which I guess makes it a 600w unit? Idk, has to be better than what I had. Not looking for loud, just fuller sound and clearer dialogue. Also grabbed some speaker wire for the center and an rca plug for the sub since it's just bare wire and the receiver takes rca for the sub.

Speaking of coffee.. yesterday my first cup didn't happen until 9p. Not cool. lol. Got some more veggies and things, trying to eat healthier. Already dropped 7lbs the past week or two. A lot more to go but it's a start. Fewer chips, cookies and poptarts, more salads, berries, bananas, pears, oranges and grapes. Waiting for Dominos pizza to call and see if I'm still ok. lmao
 

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So after a cup of coffee I woke Mom up because she wanted to come with me the the Walmart Super Center in Amityville. After walking around a bit I told her to wait RIGHT HERE while I took a Pee Break. When I cam back she had the cart loaded with meat~! Dangerous to leave her alone in that area. Next time I do that in the $1 or less Aisle~! LMAO

Nice ride and some fresh air did her a world of good.
 
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So after a cup of coffee I woke Mom up because she wanted to come with me the the Walmart Super Center in Amityville. After walking around a bit I told her to wait RIGHT HERE while I too a Pee Break. When I cam back she had the cart loaded with meat~! Dangerous to leave her alone in that area. Next time I do that in the $1 or less Aisle~! LMAO

Nice ride and some fresh air did her a world of good.
Gonna eat well for a while...:giggle:
 

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Got a half hour into a job. Looked at my phone and saw school board call was missed. Called. My job had been cancelled.

Being fair the lady over the "system" had tried about an hour after the call out last night. We never heard my phone, were right here with it & awake. Besides I don't respond to unidentified numbers.

So, had to get FIL to come out around 7 AM as I got there about 6. Not going to take any further call outs today. Fear they too could get canceled.

There's an obvious need for full time workers as all the call outs indicate. They're rather playing a a game of bureaucracy that anyone willing to work will not tolerate though. "Come in through the substitute system which is all screwed up."

Half a notion to go into the office and speak to the big boss. Tell him they can put me on a full time position or let me walk. Not sure anyone would care for that. "No, no, that's not how we do it."

"Well, been playing your game for about six months now. Tired of it. Your call."
 

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Got a half hour into a job. Looked at my phone and saw school board call was missed. Called. My job had been cancelled.

Being fair the lady over the "system" had tried about an hour after the call out last night. We never heard my phone, were right here with it & awake. Besides I don't respond to unidentified numbers.

So, had to get FIL to come out around 7 AM as I got there about 6. Not going to take any further call outs today. Fear they too could get canceled.

There's an obvious need for full time workers as all the call outs indicate. They're rather playing a a game of bureaucracy that anyone willing to work will not tolerate though. "Come in through the substitute system which is all screwed up."

Half a notion to go into the office and speak to the big boss. Tell him they can put me on a full time position or let me walk. Not sure anyone would care for that. "No, no, that's not how we do it."

"Well, been playing your game for about six months now. Tired of it. Your call."

Never give the Boss an Ultimatum because most times they say there's the door don't let it hit you in the Ass on the way out.
 

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Never give the Boss an Ultimatum because most times they say there's the door don't let it hit you in the Ass on the way out.

As another friend taught me once. "I was looking to work when I come in, can look when I go out."

I'd rather not but if you cannot work for all the bull, why try working it?

"Oh you're paid good money, ..."

"Sorry no money is worth my self respect and asking me ask my family to sacrifice."

And yes it is about that when the bullshit makes it about it. I'm a worker, a doer. I do. If you're the bosses I expect you to have it together as you expect me to as well. You don't want to do that then why should I keep working?

And yes, I appreciate the seeming "not caring" as long as the work is done. It's a great way to let people work. At the same time though when your means of stringing substitutes along is so fouled up and you're told time and again but you "don't care" to fix it, ... well, workers are going to walk.

So yes, it comes to put me on full time or I walk, either by they're leave or my own.
 
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As another friend taught me once. "I was looking to work when I come in, can look when I go out."

I'd rather not but if you cannot work for all the bull, why try working it?

"Oh you're paid good money, ..."

"Sorry no money is worth my self respect and asking me ask my family to sacrifice."

And yes it is about that when the bullshit makes it about it. I'm a worker, a doer. I do. If you're the bosses I expect you to have it together as you expect me to as well. You don't want to do that then why should I keep working?

And yes, I appreciate the seeming "not caring" as long as the work is done. It's a great way to let people work. At the same time though when your means of stringing substitutes along is so fouled up and you're told time and again but you "don't care" to fix it, ... well, workers are going to walk.

So yes, it comes to put me on full time or I walk, either by they're leave or my own.

I'd strongly suggest to you that, if you expect people to always have their shit together, you'll be disappointed a lot. But for god's sake don't go to work for any government agency. Find a job in a business, where the biggest boss is rich as hell and cheap with his employees, and doesn't care how many hours you have to work - just "GET IT DONE." Those are the people who have their shit together, because if they don't, they get fired.

Methinks, and I'm sorry to say this to you, but I think you don't realize how good you have it right now. Especially considering that you had it in your head at one time that no one would ever hire you.
 

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But for god's sake don't go to work for any government agency.

Too late. I'm working for the county school board.

Know I have it good up to a point. But at the same time there's the mud with the rain. The bureaucracy muddies everything. I wasn't expecting so much of it on a podunk county level. *smh*
 

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Too late. I'm working for the county school board.

Know I have it good up to a point. But at the same time there's the mud with the rain. The bureaucracy muddies everything. I wasn't expecting so much of it on a podunk county level. *smh*

That's what I mean - finding an efficient government agency is about as likely as finding a bag of diamonds in the front seat of your car. Of course, some places are worse than others, some states are worse than others.

We dealt some with the Health and Human Resources system in Wheeling a few years ago. I was unbelievably impressed by them, so some good ones do exist. But it's just not something you can expect to find as a given - if you find efficiency, consider it a bonus.

The flip side of the situation that you're talking about, from my point of view, is that I had a situation once where I took an inflatable mattress and a bag of food with me to work at 6:30 one Friday morning, and I did not go home until about 2 am on the following Tuesday. I was working with a contractor, doing about four levels of upgrades of the operating system on an AS/400, and failure was not an option. We sat on the phone with IBM for hours and hours at a time, sometimes around the clock, two of us trying basically to do the impossible because the upgrades on that system had been neglected for years by the person who managed my department before I was given the job.

Somewhere in between is ideal, I realize, but when you go to work somewhere, you just never know. What you put up with while you're there depends on how badly you need the money and how marketable your skills are, plus how much work experience you have. I put up with that because I had been promoted way beyond my level of education, although not beyond my level of skill. There's more than one way to get trapped in a job. In my case, I just plain wouldn't be able to replace my salary anywhere else.

Just please give it a good, long think before you issue an ultimatum. I am on your side, and would love to see you and the missus get your own place and get out from under the oppression you've been living with for months now.
 

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..., Just please give it a good, long think before you issue an ultimatum. I am on your side, and would love to see you and the missus get your own place and get out from under the oppression you've been living with for months now.

I am giving it a very long think today. Talked with wife on it a bit too. Don't mean this in a negative way but now, I consider myself having been given the "stern talking to" from you.

I actually do appreciate it. Am sure it's clear to many here that if I get irked, passions can rule. Clear too that sometimes we newer breed just need a swift kick in the pants. Again, I do appreciate that.

It shows true friendship to take one aside and put things into perspective. :) Those for me a far between, true friends. So much so I can count them on fewer than ten fingers. Yes, I know there's many here that count me as a friend. That's well and good too, I feel the same. :)

What I'm referring to is that next level. The friends you can count on to come at you like a scourge for your own good. And no, I don't mean that negatively. I blame being a Taurus, we're so bull headed when we get riled. So we need that.

I was also born under year of the Rat. It's shrewd to listen to wiser council when one gets obstinate. Thank you for that, Bright Eyes. :)
 

SteveS45

Diamond Contributor
ECF Refugee
Member For 5 Years
So this afternoon in a slight drizzle I planted the Pickling Cucumbers, Italian Romano & String Beans, Red Swiss Chard, Romaine & Butter Crunch Lettuces from seeds. Decided to look at my hanging pots and found they were totally root bound so that is why they didn't do well last year. Cleaned them out and used topsoil I bought and planted a few seeds of Organic Cucumbers. Maybe tomorrow I will pick up the tomato Plants at the Nursery. Fingers crossed for this season.

I almost forgot I also planted Italian Parsley, Dill and Oregano along with a few more basil seeds. I planted some I bought at King Kullen so I have a few started already.

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SteveS45

Diamond Contributor
ECF Refugee
Member For 5 Years
So lesson for the day never go buy Tomato Plants unless you had enough coffee~! I messed my multiplication and thinking I bought 48 plants I got home and said WTF you dumbass you bought 96~! I got interrupted and had to move my truck and a lady was waiting so I was rushing. I hope it is a good year for my tomato crop~!
 

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