So it’s been a bit since my last update. I had a sleepless night, not exactly sure why all sorts of things going through my head. I have serious worries about Big Boy and his departure. As of this moment he is okay, but he scares the crap out of me. He woke up coughing the other night. This morning he decided to munch on some dried up food and that woke me up. I love him to death!
Traffic has been pretty bad in the AM rush, lots of accidents. I have left early and even though the media is saying avoid the area, I cruise right on through w/o a problem. I think they just like to stir panic.
One of the ladies in the office was let go today. She just started less than 2 weeks ago. I don’t think they gave her a fair chance, but not my area. I just do what I am told. Found out yesterday that someone had been gone for a month at one of the remote offices and if I hadn’t asked that person’s access would still be in place. I don’t get what is so hard to tell IT that someone is no longer here. Big companies have communication breaks downs, we are fairly small and you’d think we were a household name or something with the issues we have.
One of the supervisors came to me today and said how hard is it to upgrade from XP to Windows 7. I said it’s easy I have to build you a new machine. Well, that is what I am doing. I checked into upgrading and well it’s a pain and a HUGE risk of data loss. So better to build a new machine. One of our vendors that this person interacts with will not allow an XP machine on their network. Even though it’s not been phased out by Microsoft yet. A friend of mine told me that certain banks are going to do the same thing, so the walls are closing in and if you have XP you will be very limited in what you can access from a secure site standpoint. Sure would be nice if I would get the green light to order equipment for the upgrade.
The way I see it is I will be on vacation, he will call to yell because no one will be able to do a damn thing. NMP (Not My Problem) I told you and you chose to ignore me. I also wonder if he will allow me to take my time given the fact that the upgrade needs to happen. I mean I can’t carry it over and would much rather use it. Only time will tell. He is still not communicating with me at all, unless it’s absolutely necessary. I am perfectly okay with it, even though it does feel a bit strange.
Got my Sam’s club renewal notice. It’s not due until May but they give you plenty of advance warning. Only $45 and considering they are my neighbor, I might as well renew. I will save so much by using them. The only thing I don’t like is buying in bulk unless we are talking paper products. Otherwise it really is a bit much for a single guy to handle.
I deleted my profile for on-line dating. I was getting silly messages and people were in other countries just wanting to reach out. That is all well and good but I am not looking for a pen pal. I am looking for a companion, someone that I can reach out and physically touch and interact with live and in person. I really don’t think that on-line dating will afford me that opportunity. I haven’t given up and will be going back just haven’t decided when.
Our weather is in warm up mode and right now I am in sweating mode. I can’t wait to go home and get comfortable. Enjoying watching Rookie Blue with the children. It occupies an hour and then it’s time for bed. Tonight Suits and Scandal are on. I will be all amped up. However, my hope is that my sleeping medicine will kick in. I would take a double dose but I am afraid that the hangover effect would cause me to stay home and I don’t want to use my time off that way.
Well off to prepare for getting ready to go home. Tomorrow has plenty in store for me. I hope everyone has a good weekend. I am looking forward to rest and doing nothing. Maybe opening a window and watching the children go nuts.
Mr. Blu has started giving me kisses, in addition to biting me. I think I have won him over. All it took was chopping off his balls and scratching his back. Nothing too dramatic, right!
Talk with you peeps later. I am so hungry for a good meal. Not sure if I should head to Cracker Barrel or McDonald’s!