21 November 2014


Last night on the way home, I notice that my car was about to turn fifty thousand miles.  That caused me to think of all of the places I have been and things that I have done in and with my car.  From the first day I saw it on the car dealers lot it was love at first sight.  They were closed at the time and when I went back my late partner said you wanted this one, right.  Yup.  Then I saw it didn’t have fog lights and that was kind of a turn off, but once I drove it man it was sold.  The first car that I paid wholesale for, thanks to my late partner.  I can remember him driving it and being surprised that I gave him the keys to my baby.  He really liked it.  There are 3 things that I don’t like about it.  1 – no fog lights 2 – suspension feels a little cheap if you hit the rail road tracks just right 3 – not a lot of head room for a big guy like me.  Outside of that it’s great.  I had plans to part with it early but I am glad that I have kept it this long.  The fifty thousand mile mark hit as soon as I exited the interstate aka freeway.  Wow, I just can’t believe time passed so fast.  It’s still a cream puff of a car and I know any dealer would be proud to have it in their inventory.  It’s a 2010 and fifty thousand miles is very low for a car that old.  Keep in mind that it did sit for two years while i was unemployed, except for the occasional spin that I took it for.  I remember a tank of gas lasted a year.  Thus far nothing has gone wrong and I pray that it stays that way, even after I have just jinxed myself.

This morning I heard about bad traffic on my commute, so I high tailed it and got out of the house as fast as I could.  The cats didn’t know what to think I left so early.  I managed to get to work a half hour early and that hasn’t happened but twice I think since I have started here.  I don’t like being that early but it is nice to get psyched up for the anticipated day.  It hopefully will be a fast moving and quiet day.  Thus far I don’t have a lot going, it’s very quiet.  I like quiet and I suspect and hope that will be the theme for the next few days.  I believe Monday will probably be a busy day but then on Tuesday and Wednesday things will turn quiet.  People are ready to head out for the holiday  I was telling the cats this morning that next Friday I will be off, but up early because momma has her vet appointment.  It will be tough going back given what I went through last month but this is something that needs to be done and hopefully I can get momma some relief from all of her scratching, itching and chewing.  I say that every time we go over but thus far nothing has worked.  I think medicine in general is just a guessing game unless you see an actual root cause like an infection, tumor, mass, broken bone, etc.  Otherwise it’s all lets try this or oh I think that.  I will say medicine in general has made quite the advancements since I was a child.

Last night I went shopping.  I got a toothbrush that was like $40 but is suppose to last for 1,000 uses.  Nothing was wall mountable any longer.  So my hope is that I will be able to use the charger that I presently have.  I will find out come Tuesday evening.  I was going to buy a replacement shaver but with everything else in my cart that was clearly too much money to spend.  I decided instead to try to nurse the one I have back to health.  I ran the battery down until it wouldn’t work.  I put it back in the charger and saw the charge light come on.  When I picked it up and turned it on, it worked but at 1/2 speed.  I repeated the process and now it appears to be working full speed.  So I will continue to keep the process going and perhaps I will be able to keep this particular unit for another few months until I can afford to buy a replacement.  I just hate rechargeable batteries in items that are in items that are used sparingly.  Then again if you keep a laptop plugged in all the time when you eventually unplug it and want to use it for it’s portability you will most likely find that the battery is shot.  I guess the moral of the story is to discharge your batteries once and a while, that makes for longer and better use. 

I did go a little Amazon crazy.  Especially when I found that they sold Billy Jealousy Sake Bomb Lotion.  I got a small sample of that stuff and wow it is amazing.  I bought a 33oz bottle so it should be around the house for a while.  It will no doubt be useful now because of the dry skin I am getting.  Plus I will be able to put it on my back and people will think that I have cologne on so it’s like 2 things in 1.  Then I found they have a Billy Jealousy shave kit with something called hot towel, which sounds nice and shaved ice after shave.  I am so looking forward to trying this.  Then I got some other item that I needed, nothing exciting it’s all toiletry related stuff.  I spent of course more than I wanted to but at least had some discipline when it came to the razor.  I got a note this morning that my credit card statement is ready, so it won’t hit this months bill which I guess is an added plus.

Yesterday I was looking through the intranet and found that we actually get paid on Wednesday which will be really nice.  I will have my money early and can start to pay bills, like the 1st house payment.  Yeah, plus any day now that $300 refund should be coming I am so anxious for it to arrive.  I have checked the mailbox everyday this week with great anticipation but I don’t think it will show up until early next month.  As long a it shows that is fine by me.  I need to replenish my savings account and that will be a great help.  Thus far I haven’t received any other payment instructions so I suspect that my loan hasn’t been sold yet but probably will be shortly.  Until I am told otherwise I will pay as the contract says to pay.  Some places issue coupon books or monthly statements.  This place well I am not sure.  I am supposed to receive something by the 25th of the month to tell me for sure where to send my payment to, so there is a possibility of a change but I really don’t have much anticipation for that.  I mean the payment is due on the 1st and if you get it to me by the 25th that is plenty of time for me to make a change but anything later probably spells trouble.

So the day is still young but it’s moving in the right direction  TGIF.  Talk with you peeps later.

20 November 2014

Yesterday & Today

Yesterday was the big day.  I sat through the rehearsal of the presentation and then sat through the actual presentation.  I could have left early but saw a lot of Management there and felt that it was better to stay put.  Plus if something would have went wrong I would have been there.  I did fall asleep for a minute but woke up and managed to stay awake.  They went over which wasn’t a surprise.  By the time I got to my car it was a little after my normal quitting time.  I wound up taking a different route home than I had wanted to but still it got me there.  I arrived around 6:45.  Perfect time for comedy Wednesday.  I made or should I say I heated up Tortellini Margherita by Bertolli.  It was really good, but I could have done two of them.  I splurged last night and ate a pint, yup whole pint of Cherry’s Garcia.  It was a great supper, I got some cuddle time in with Insty who is a pain in the ass.  Your holding her and she is crying because she wants even more attention.   There is only so much that I can give.  If she sees me paying attention to another cat she really spazzes out.  She loves to jump in the middle of her mother and sister when I am giving attention to either of them.  I call Ruthie for supper and Insty just looks at me and says hello I’m here.  I say yup I know but your not Ruthie.  Bonus yesterday I got an Undergear catalog in the mail.  Lots of good looking guys in there.  I also reached out to a couple of ‘impossibles’ on Grindr.  I call them impossible because I know they won’t be interested in me and thus far I am right.  Still feels good to send them a message, at least they know I exist.  My subscription expires today for Grindr.  I am interested to see if I can or will be able to sign on using the free app.  I couldn’t once I subscribed and that makes sense.  However, with an expired subscription well you’d think that it would let me in  Time will tell.

Today well it started off with a blunder I made yesterday.  I deleted someone’s computer out of the network and they couldn’t work today.  Oops wrong machine.  I spent at least 30 minutes trying to put that mess back together.  Finally success and all is well! I kind of feel like a chicken running at 100mph.  Go here do this, go there and do that, meanwhile stop by and see this person or wait for a call from another person.  Kind of like a who’s on first routine. 

Last year I alerted the auto workers union that my partner had passed away.  I asked them if there were any benefits that I was entitled to and never received a response.  I sent this letter because they had sent a fund raising letter to my late partner asking for money.  Apparently they do it a couple times  a year.  I saw that he was listed on their deceased member page on their website so I figured I wouldn’t hear any more from them.  Nope, they had the balls to send another letter and I could tell it was asking for money.  I sent it back to them marked Deceased Return To Sender.  Hopefully, now they get the picture.  I don’t understand why incompetence on that level exists.  It’s like going to McDonald’s handing the cashier a $20 bill for a $10 meal and them looking at you and saying help yourself to some change. 

Next Thursday at this time life will be way different  Relaxing and waiting for the right time to get dressed and put on my bow tie.  I am sure no one will expect it and that is kind of the point.  Plus I hope to be able to deliver a copy of my book, that is if the proofs come in.  While I think there is a good chance I am not 100% certain.  I am still waiting on a shipping confirmation e-mail and that will no doubt answer the question. 

Lucky is getting low on her Thyroid medicine plus she is still chewing on herself.  I wanted to take her to the vet over the weekend but they only have 2 docs that I don’t like working.  So I am waiting until next Friday and will take her then.  She will need blood work and more Thyroid medicine  The vet visit will probably be around $200 and the medicine $42.  The next one due after her is Marvin and he won’t be a happy guy I might double up and make a 2nd appointment for him but right now I am managing him okay with his old medicine. 

I went to shave last night and I normally use a blade but I decided to whip out my electric razor for speed and convenience sake.  The damn thing is dead.  I jump started it by plugging it in to AC, but it sits in a charging cradle all day long, so that it’s ready when I am.  Not this time.  It is around 4 years old so probably time to look at a replacement.  My Oral B toothbrush went out as well and it’s way older than 4 years.  Thankfully I have my late partners Sonicare but still I like the Oral B.  It is just not a good time right now to replace these items.  It’s not like I can’t get by w/o them because I have been.  However, when I want or need something, it’s very hard to tell myself no.  Part of that is no doubt due to my upbringing in that most but not all of the time I wanted something, I just uttered the word and poof it appeared. 

This afternoon I have a Video Conference to sit through and I have a very strong feeling that I am going to fall asleep.  When someone drones on about something that I am not interested in, my body naturally lulls its self to sleep.  It’s nice because you can skip all of the BS but if your caught well it can cause some issues.  Thus far I have been really lucky, hopefully no one will notice. 

It is business as normal for today.  I am so thankful that tomorrow is Friday, not sure yet if I am going to try to stop in for pet food on Friday night after work or if I will take my chances on Saturday.  I’d like to see the guy that I made a connection with, so that I can hopefully give him my number.  It would be nice even if I just made a friend, but I am honestly hoping for something more.  That is only something that time will be able to tell.

This year has really flown by and it’s been a very eventful year.  I think after almost 2 years I have managed to make the emotional rollercoaster ride from hell that I have been trapped on, slow down a bit.  There is more positive to look forward to.  Making the move with the house was just the first part.  I am so very thankful that I have a job that pays me a decent wage to make all of the many things I need in life possible.  I am eager to get out of credit card debt, but unsure how long it will take.  Unforeseen expenses don’t help, but I know they are apart of life.  Just when all is right with the world, out of left field something comes at you and chances are pretty good before you recover from the shock something else hits.  All just a part of the game of life. 

So for the upcoming weekend no real plans, just the usual stuff. I am looking forward to sleeping in and getting in a nap, both are nice for a weekend.  Then a 3 day week, traffic should be a breeze next week.  I know some people have already started Christmas shopping and stores here are open on Thanksgiving.  I think that is a crime, the world should have 1 day a year where we can pause and just be thankful and of course eat a nice big meal, see friends and family.  Everyone could use a day off.  Back in the day when I was growing up that is what it was all about, but as I got older things turned more commercialized and now it’s a race to see who can make the biggest sales.  Every year on Black Friday someone gets hurt or dies.  Every Thanksgiving someone burns down their house trying to Deep Fry a Turkey.  I say take a step back and be thankful.  I’ve found out about what matters and it’s a little late in life.  There of course is only one Christmas gift I want and no one can give it to me.  I want to be reunited with my guy.  Starting over is hard, much harder than I thought. 

I think that is wrap for Yesterday and Today.  Now back to work, so that I can eventually go home and see the children.  I look forward to seeing them as much if not more than they look forward to seeing me.  Stay warm and take care.  I will talk with you peeps later.

18 November 2014

In my dreams

Ever since I worked so hard to get my book published I have been having some strange dreams.  I am reliving past experiences and they take a twist and something unexpected happens.  Most of these have turned into nightmares.  The brain does some strange things when it’s at rest, or is it ever at rest?

Last night I had 2 Italian Sausage Tortas’.  They are like pot pies but filled with cheese, sausage and marinara sauce.  They were good but very filling.  Last time I only had one and wanted another, this time I had 2 and should have stopped at 1.  I guess next time I will know to be better.  I worked on getting my health insurance paid, there was a small billing error on their part. I wish they wouldn’t have caught it, but it’s over and done now.  Then I approved my book for distribution.  I already know its going to be rejected because the last page isn’t blank and there is no copyright information contained on the inside.  Its still available for purchase through lulu and that is good enough for me.  If I can make it to other media outlets, well so be it. 

My plans for further promoting it are to send it to a couple of my favorite you tubers in hopes that they give it a mention on their site.  That will attract people if they in fact mention it.  The hardest part is waiting for the proof copies to arrive.  I actually wanted hard back but opted for paper back.  I know I am going to take many people by surprise.  Most people that know me would never expect me to write a book documenting my life.  Then there are other people like my mom and brother, well they won’t be too pleased I think when they read it.  I called it as it was and being honest doesn’t always go over well.  I am not sure if I will give them a copy or even make mention of it.

I actually have an itch to try to write another book but I don’t have a topic.  It is a fun project and you get to revisit some old memories, some of those memories are good and others well not so good.  I just wish there was something that I could do or say that would bring my late partner back.  I would love to see his reaction to all of this, I think he would be amazed and oddly surprised. 

Last night I took a few minutes to consume some water and relax.  While I was doing so, I checked in on all of the dating apps.  No more nibbles for me, at the moment.  That is kind of sad.  Part of me says go balls out and just hit up everyone you are attracted to.  The other part of me says let it be, eventually you will cross paths with your future Mr. Right.  I know that I can’t sit by and wait for him to knock on my door because that won’t ever happen.  I did find that I am not the only gay guy in my subdivision, thanks to Grindrs location feature.  I have no idea who the guys were that I saw on, but they were very close by. 

Tomorrow I have to leave early for a presentation.  In fact it’s right after lunch, there has been a change to the presentation and they want to do some testing ahead of schedule.  I am fine with that but now I have to bring our equipment and plan on staying for a couple hours.  I really don’t want to but I should still get out by 3:30 and that will be 3 hours extra to spend at home.  Wednesday is TV night so I think if all goes according to plan, it will coordinate very well.  I should get the relaxation and time away from work that I want. 

While I was at lunch I got an approval message for both the day after Christmas and the day after New Years.  Good to know that I will be off.  Bad thing is in about 3 weeks I will be on call again.  It’s only for a week but still it’s like for a week I am not my own person, my actions are governed by work.  I have no idea what the schedule will be like next year but I hope that I can go months before I have to do it again.

It’s been a busy day today.  There is another guy here at work who I am attracted to.  I kind of feel that he is interested in me or so I thought when I started.  He is married and has a child, that today means nothing.  I was talking with him and found myself constantly getting tongue tied and not being able to talk.  It’s funny how our emotions sometimes take advantage of us.  I haven’t made a move and have no plans.  Coworkers no matter how hot they are, in my book are off limits.  Making a move first of all would subject my sexuality to spread like wild fire and secondly even if it stayed a secret, eventually people talk and well relationships don’t always go as well as you want them to.  I know there are plenty of people who met at work and are still going strong today.  Me, well I don’t want to work with my boyfriend – I don’t mind if we are in the same field or work in the same industry but that is as close as I want to get.  It’s better and safer that way. 

Well enough personal stuff, I have to prepare to get back to work.  Lots to take care of this afternoon and before you know it I will be in the home stretch counting down the minutes.  I did write a letter to Lawn Boy asking for a refund, I wrote it this morning and printed it off.  Now I have to sign it and mail it out, then we shall see if he will be so accommodating as to give me a refund.  I mentioned nothing about the bushes, because it seems as if he isn’t interested in taking that on right now, even though he promised me he would.  Thus far we haven’t really had any major issues and I really don’t want one now.  I know he isn’t the only grass cutter and bush whacker in the area but I have formed a rapport with him and trust him, probably more than I should.

I told the children last night that they were all mention in my book.  I was brushing Marvin and out of all of the cats he actually hates to be brushed.  You can pet or scratch him and he will be your friend.  Break out the brush and he is ready to bolt.  Thankfully because of his large stature he is an easy target.  I brushed him and then gave him his medicine.  He slept with me for a bit last night and then asked me to let him out.  Before I left he was hiding under the couch, which I suspect means he doesn’t feel good.  I am sure I will go home and find that he threw up in my bed again.  That’s my boy predictable more so than the weather. 

All is going okay here, hope you can say the same in your neck of the woods.  I will talk with you peeps later.

17 November 2014

The Real Life Odd Couple

In my last post I told you that I have been busy.  I didn’t mention what I was doing and well if you let your imagination run wild, who knows what you will think I was doing.  A couple weeks ago I rushed to get my book published, I ordered a proof copy and afterwards had some additional thoughts.  Plus I saw a few mistakes.  So I fixed all of that and spent this entire weekend pouring over the book.  I proofed it three times.  The first two on screen and the final from paper.  I am very pleased with it. 

Last night I submitted it for publishing and again have a proof copy on the way.  It’s actually a requirement that you order a proof.  The folks at Lulu made the entire process very simple.  The only thing I wasn’t planned for was how would the cover look?  I had given zero thought to that.  I found myself scrambling at the last minute to design a cover. 

Long story short, the book is done.  I have released it for purchase without even seeing my proof.  I am that confident that it says exactly what I wanted to say and it’s done to my standards.  I didn’t dream of making money from this, but that is a nice idea.  I believe the book is reasonably priced and it’s actually listed as #4 on the new book list this week at Lulu.com. 

I’d like to get my story out there for the world to read.  One thing that I had to admit and have wanted to keep from publishing here is that Jeremy Ryan is a pen name.  It’s not my actual name.  Plus in my blog I have given made up names for my cats.  The book releases their real first names.  I will put a translation chart below, in case your interested.  Everything else contained in this blog and in my book is 100% the truth and nothing but.  My real name isn’t something that I am quite ready to release to the world.  In the book I refer to my late partner as Oscar.  That of course is not his real name.  I hope that you enjoy the story and have some positive take away from it. 

Click the button below or on the side bar to purchase my book.  I am so excited that I am trying to think up other things to write about.  Perhaps this will be my sole publication and perhaps it will be the start to many publications.  Only time will tell.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

For my regular reader and Canadian Friend Jude, I am more than happy to send you an autographed copy of one of the proofs, once I receive them.  You have been there for me for the longest time and I feel that this is the least I can do.  You will need to email me your address so that I can ship it to you.  Hopefully, it will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. 

Okay, so that’s my BIG news.  Now back to regularly scheduled programming.




BLOG NAME                  REAL LIFE NAME

Jumper                           Marvin

Big Boy                          Bear

TAZ                               LB (which stands for Little Bear)

Shy Girl                         Ruthie

Momma                         Lucky

BLU                               BLU

Other Girl/Little Girl         Insty




Long time no chat

Sorry for the delay in communications, I have been a busy guy and there just hasn’t been enough time in the day to make a post.  However, here I am now.

The kids …. they are all doing okay.  I trimmed Shy Girls nails yesterday and she isn’t due again until next year.  That should make her very happy.  Big Boy has continued to pee on the carpet, so much so that I don’t think there is any hope of removing the damage that was done.  I have gone at it with a steam cleaner, you put down fresh hot water and pull up cat pee.  Repeat the process and eventually you are tired, worn out and there appears to be no end in site.  I have retreated the area with urine remover but don’t think that it will do much good.  I’d like to put a diaper on him.  I have also managed to trim all of the other cats claws.  Momma was really upset.  She cries out each nail I trim and fights with me.  She is almost as bad as her daughter but I don’t have to use welding gloves for Momma, plus she is very easy to capture.

Saturday I was sitting in the hair cut place and my phone rang, it was the dentist.  They asked me if I would be interested in coming in today for a cleaning.  I said what time do you have, and then I was able to determine it would fit.  So I said yes.  I got my hair cut and my teeth cleaned all in one day.  Only good news from the dentist, all looks fine.  I am so thankful of that!  I visited the pet food store as well  The guy I had been chatting with was working, it took him forever to notice me.  I had my phone number written down and was planning on giving it to him but he never got in close proximity of me and I didn’t want to make a scene.  I am not sure if he is out at work.  Plus I was thinking maybe he really isn't all that interested after all.  I mean if he was you would have think he would have provided a way for me to reach him, besides heading over to the pet food store.  It’s a gamble as to when I will find him there because his schedule is always changing.  I still have my number written down and next week when I go in, I hope that he is working the register, if so i will happily pass him my number.  Otherwise it will be business as usual.

The dilemma that I face now is what to do with Grindr.  I mean there are some hot guys on there, I am getting hesitant to reach out because of al of the rejection I have encountered.  I don’t have to pay but by paying if someone becomes a pain the ass you can block them and you have unlimited blocking.  Plus you have additional search features you can use, to help narrow down the potential of finding mr. right or mr. right now.  I have other sites that are expiring and don’t plan on renewing them.  The app that I got my first date out of is one of them.  That guy hasn’t talked to me for a month and I think he finally has seen the light.  I did want to be friends but we don’t need to talk every day or even every week.  I saw that he signed on yesterday which I thought good for him, he is still looking.  You certainly won’t find someone if you just sit back and wait for them to appear in your life.  I wish it worked that way but it doesn’t.  You have to make it happen. 

Friday night I received a letter asking me to call in about my health insurance.  I logged into the on-line portal to see what was going on and there is a past due balance of $32  If my cost is nothing then how can I owe anything?  Turns out they didn’t properly bill me in July & September of 2013, so I need to pay them.  Actually they are just taking back part of the refund they issued me.  If I don’t pay by the 1st of the month, they will cancel my coverage.  That won’t be a problem, I will have them paid tonight when I get home. 

Yesterday was grocery shopping day and I really wanted Cinnamon rolls.  Mind you that I don’t need them, but I thought well stopping for breakfast I could order one.  Nope not on that restaurants menu any longer.  So I bought a package at the store.  I made them last night and they were in the oven a little too long.  Nothing is worse than a burnt Cinnamon roll.  I ate one and had plenty of milk, it wasn’t the best but it cured my desire.  I had another one this morning with breakfast.  I have 2 more to eat and then they will be all gone. 

I went out for Pizza on Saturday afternoon and had left over pizza all day yesterday.  Tonight I think will be a soup night.  It’s cold outside, we have had our first snow.  It was very minor. The driveway cleared it’s self, that is the kind of snow that I like.  Speaking of which Lawn Boy was supposed to show up last week.  I mailed his check and then came home only to find that he never stopped by.  There was no evidence at all that he had been there.  I can normally tell.  So I thought I would write and get a refund but it’s only $30 so I may use it as an ethical test to see if he will keep it, give me credit or just pocket it and say nothing.  Although rather than set myself up for disappointment, I may just ask for the money back.  

No word from my family at all, it’s been quiet.  Last night at 8:30 the phone rang and I thought for sure it would most likely be my mom, but it wasn’t.  It was a toll free call, so I went back to what I was doing and let voice mail take the call.  They hung up.  I guess it wasn’t that important after all.  Besides that I can’t fathom what business would have called me at such an odd late hour on a Sunday night. 

The extra time that I used last week in coming to work twice, well instead of getting time off, my boss is paying me for it.  I marked it down on my time card today because she asked me to.  I didn’t really want that, it would be better for me to have time away.  Well, money in the bank is a much better solution.  I know my creditors will like that.  I am already saving for the 1st house payment that I will have to make on the 1st of December.  Still no word if the loan was sold or not and of course no refund of money yet.  Perhaps that will happen this week.  By law they have 30 days to send me any refund that is due.

I am happy that I got all of the lease computers swapped out.  Now I have the chore of sending back all of the old equipment and packing that is turning out to be quite the challenge but I will get it done.  The sooner it leaves the better off I will be.  It has to be at our headquarters by Friday.  The asset gut doesn’t think I will be able to pull it off, but I don’t see anything standing in my way.  I’d like to get it out today but I still have 1 laptop left to wipe.  2 of the swaps went well with little incident.  The other 2 well there were some problems.  At least the 2nd lady is nicer than the 1st lady was. 

I almost didn’t make it in, I was up too late, had a Charlie Horse about an hour before it was time to get up and then the alarm went off  I so didn’t want to go and didn’t think that I would make it but here I am and were on the downhill slide, in that it’s closer to 530p than it was when I walked in the door this morning.  Ah, putting a Monday behind me, that sounds rather good.  This is the last full week before Thanksgiving and I am so looking forward to it.  As for now it’s back to work.  I hope all is well in your world and that its warmer where you are than where I am at.  Talk with you peeps again soon!

12 November 2014

Grindr No More

So I received a message back from the Pet Food Store Guy.  He told me that he is deleting Grindr because it’s just a bunch of Horny Alcoholics'.  He says that he goes through this every 3 months or so and once he reconfirms his reasons he deletes the app.  He said the he will see me at the store.  Yeah, but how are we gonna connect to have a bite to eat?  I guess maybe we will exchange numbers, I dunno  That was a little crushing because I’ve been living to chat with him, it’s been something nice and that I looked forward to doing.  Well, I suppose that is over with.  Kind of glad I didn’t rush into renew my subscription, so in a small way he did me a favor by telling me up front and I am thankful for that.

The afternoon is rapidly winding down.  I am looking forward to see what came in the mail, mail a check and letter to Lawn Boy telling him that lawn season is done.  He had to anticipate that since our temps just took a rapid drop and will be at or below freezing for the next few days.  That will kill the grass among other things.  Welcome to Winter, even though it’s still fall.  I am having a bowl of canned chili, putting in some crackers, cheese and some sour cream.  Then it is TV night … Modern Family, The Middle, and some other show that I can’t think of the name of right now.  Time to sit with the kids and let them beg me for attention. 

2 more days, then were done – back to the weekend.  I have to get a watch battery, a hairs cut, shop for cat food and the rest of the usual weekend stuff.  This brings us a week closer to Thanksgiving.  Next week I have an off site event that I have to go to in order to provide Audio Visual support.  Really they don’t need me, the people at the facility run everything but they want me there just in case.  I suspect that I will be able to leave early and call it a day, which will be nice.  Time off or time away from this place is a very good thing, despite the fact that I am really happy here. 

Ah, just feel a little empty now.  Back to work and soon back to traffic.  Have a pleasant evening! 

Yesterday & Today

Yesterday was a very unique day.  I arrived at work and there was a mass exodus in the parking garage.  I rolled down my window and asked the folks going home, what was up.  They said the buildng is closed, no water.  There was a water main break.  I got to a safe place in the garage and checked my phone.  Just because someone else said the building is closed, doesn’t mean my employer is closed.  I looked on my phone and sure enough, we were closed.  So I came home.  I figured wow, I got the day off.  Not so fast!

I did squeeze in a nap and I put my phone on DND.  Lucky for me I woke up minutes after my boss sent me an email and said please call me.  I called and she asked me to come in, the server room was overheating.  Who knew that Commercial AC ran on water?  Not me.  In any case I drove over at 90mph because I didn’t know what I was getting into an knowing that if equipment overheats it could either 1 break or 2 shutdown because it’s too hot.  I made it in plenty of time and got some fans going.  The temp wasn’t the killer it was the humidity.  So 3 fans and the door propped open did the trick.  I used 3 hours of my time and my boss is going to tell me later on today what to do with those 3 hours.  Yesterday she said something about me leaving early.  Matters not to me, money or time off – either way it’s a WIN!  I got such accolades yesterday and a lot of the higher ups were copied in.  I was just doing my job, but the praise is helpful.  I was sitting in the lobby telling a friend on the phone that this place really does take care of it’s people.  Unless something goes horribly wrong I really don’t see leaving this place, despite the fact that I hate dealing with the traffic.  It’s an inconvenience but well worth it. 

All is back to normal today.  The best part about yesterday was that I got in on Taco Tuesday at a bar that is close to my house.  Me and my late partner would go there specifically for that.  I was wearing what was his leather coat yesterday and I sat at ‘our table’.  It kind of felt like he was there in spirit.  I don’t get to stop in there very often, the last time I was at the start of the year when I had my car fixed.  So it’s been a while.  Food was so good and it was very cheap, with the exception of soda.  They charge $2 for a glass.  Comes with refills but $2 … that is a little high, I think.

Today as I said we are back to business as usual.  I got here early thinking I would have cleanup to take care of.  I was right but the door to the server room was closed, so at least someone was looking out for me.  They also took down my sign.  I got a phone call from a co-worker in another office.  He asked me if I had room for another body I said sure.  When are you coming to visit  He said oh I am not coming to visit, I am coming to stay.  Looks like it will be around Christmas.  We have the same boss but work on different teams, he is actually someone I got to know when I was in training.  We have a decent relationship, I just wish he didn’t smoke so much  Who knows maybe he quit, I mean people do change. 

So I am all discombobulated today in trying to put my desk back in order, we had a cleaning company come in to clean everyones desk.  The events of yesterday, I wasn’t properly scheduled for today but slowly it’s coming together.  So is the day for that matter, it’s going to be over with in the blink of an eye.  Still there is plenty to do here. 

Things at home are good.  I have been doing the Grindr thing and the pet food store guy appears to either be losing interest or tied up with other people.  We are messaging less and less, that freaks me out in that maybe we won’t make a go of things.  I know he isn’t the only ‘fish’ in the sea but I am all about finding someone and starting over.  I guess perhaps I am too desperate.  His whole stay focused on school thing has me concerned as well, I mean all I litterally want to do is share a meal or get a drink, that’s it.  It’s not like I am looking to go have sex, I just want to talk and interact.  We may click and we may not.  I will tell you buying cat food won’t ever be the same after this experience.  Plus I checked and my Grindr subscrption expires next week.  I really don’t wan to renew for another 3 months but I suppose I will, just because of him.  However, all of the other subscriptions well they are just going to drop, the day that happens will probably be the day that the next love of my life comes along to message me and I won’t be around to get the message.  I mean that is kind of how my luck works. 

Well I got interuppted at lunch and now am finishing this, then I have to go work on a PC for someone, she has been waiting days.  It seems to be one thing after another.  I am so thankful that this person is patient but I know I can only take that so far before she gets upset.  At least she is aware I am working on it, so that helps. 

Off I go because, I owe, I owe, I owe.  Did you know that they give an award for the best dentist?  Yeah it’s a little plaque.  I liked it, hope you did too.  :)  Be good to each other and I will talk with you peeps later.