Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Catching Up

Oops, it's been a month since I blogged about anything, I guess I should put something here so I don't get yelled at.

I got to meet up with Steph and hang out with her for a day. I drove down to Virginia to meet her when she was dropping off her son for the next phase of his National Guard training. The little town was mostly closed (it was a Sunday) but it was still fun walking around checking out the sites. I showed my pig side when we went to an Outback for dinner and I wolfed down a 20 ounce Porterhouse steak plus bread, veggies and a bunch of cheese fries. Oink! It was good to finally be able to meet her after years of talking online and I'll most likely be driving back down in January to meet her again. She's not even close to as scary as she tries to be.   :P

I am once again sick, some stupid virus or flu or cold or wtf ever. Ever since the whole Lyme thing and the resultant diet of antibiotics and antiprotozoals I seem to catch every bug out there. This time of year makes it gets worse, probably because all day long I handle one of the dirtiest things known to mankind. No not that, I bathe dammit, I'm talking about money. I had one bug which made me cough for a while, and another which made me unable to breathe through my nose for a while, and this current one is now causing me to alternate between sneezing and blowing my nose. Germs piss me off. Imagine that.

Work has been busy, and getting busier. Merchandise is leaving here pretty quick, I'm hoping I can keep enough new product coming in to keep the place full. Between sales and the fairly constant deliveries to replace it all I end up actually having to do stuff for almost the entire day every day. We have extended hours now too, so no more slacking for me. I have 2 days off next week then I'm on for 14 straight until Christmas. Ew, I wrote that word. Bah fkn humbug!

On the "Welcome to the twentieth century, better late than never" front I finally broke down and got a laptop computer. I got a wireless router too so now I can play online anywhere in the house, probably even in the yard too. Plus now I have something to play with in my off time at work. I think it's ended up confusing me even more than I already was (hold the smartass comments thank you very much). The work computer is a Mac laptop, then I go home to my Windows XP pc and in between I'm on a Windows Vista laptop. God forbid they all do things the same way.

Ignore the smell of smoke, that's just me trying to think what else is going on. I tore down my pool and hauled it to the landfill. I'm two thirds of the way done ripping out the deck around it and hauling that away too but haven't had the weather lately to finish. Nobody but me ever got in it and I was tired of the work and expense of maintaining it, plus it was getting quite old (22 years) and I had doubts regarding it's structural integrity. I wasn't overly enthused about the possibility of ten thousand gallons of water rushing downhill at my house if it collapsed.

That's about it I think. The cats are alive and well, my wife is still a lazy slob and I'm still as cheery and optimistic as ever.

Until next time .......

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