The furry children of mine are all doing well. No major issues and no one sick as of this morning. It’s kind of nice to have things back to normal again. Bear used the litter box last night. I am so proud of him because he hasn’t given up. I understand that some days are better than others. So long as he goes in the appropriate area I am happy.
I received my notification yesterday that there would be mail waiting for me, so I stopped by the post office and picked up a junk mail flyer. I wish they would only send the alerts when you had actual mail and not junk. Going every 2 days helps but now and then I hear the little voice inside of me that says you need to stop for mail today. There is something important waiting for you. So I give in and that was the case this week. I won’t be back until Saturday so whatever comes today will have to wait until tomorrow to get picked up.
Just got a note from my boss that we can stop sending in our daily reports of accounting for our time when we are not on the phones. Wow that will save me a little bit of work and allows more room for goofing off, which I kind of like. It will actually cause me to relax a bit and work more comfortably. I know that big brother is here but it’s just a little less obvious by eliminating this task from my daily routine.
Yesterday was a run around all day long kind of day. I had a strange problem and it all pointed to DNS – turns out I was right. I hate it when I know more than an engineer and I am right. The same thing happened earlier this week when a new guy started. He needed to have his phone activated with company e-mail. I asked for Exchange Active Sync to be turned on for his device and was told oh this was already done. So I went to activate the device and no EAS. I fought under the pretense that it was turned on but no matter what I did I couldn’t get the account to add. Finally I asked someone else to double check and turns out EAS was turned off, which is what my gut was telling me. I am not saying I am a know it all but I have been around the block a few times and down many rabbit holes to have a general idea of what is going on.
My therapist and a friend have both asked me about my job recently. I told them the same thing… I am happy but there are parts to my job that are getting old. I realize why I got away from a phone job and I want nothing more than to get away from the phones. It won’t happen in this position and given there is no where to move to right now I am sort of stuck. I am also not wild about being on-call even if I do get paid for it and it justifies paying for my mobile device. I would sooner pay the bill myself and be able to walk away from being on call and having phone time. It might make for long days but in the end I think I would be happier. I am keeping my eyes open, while I don’t want to leave if there is a better opportunity that presents it’s self I would certainly entertain the idea of moving. It would have to be worth my while – which makes up several things the pay, the commute, the benefits, the culture. It’s far easier to stay complacent and be content but that just isn’t me. I don’t know that there is a job where I will ever be 100% happy all of the time. I think those days are gone. I had a job like that in the past but it is no more.
I got in some TV time last night. I reheated some of the chicken I picked up from the store. Not wild about it but it was a meal. I am not sure what I will dig out for tonight but hopefully it is good. Tomorrow will be Italian food so I am kind of excited for that. It is always good to have something to look forward to. Be it a day off, the weekend, food or a date. Speaking of dating I saw that there is an app called How About We that just re-did their mobile app. I downloaded it last night and it looks pretty interesting. You answer the question … How About we …. Most people follow it up with go for a drink, go out to eat and to the movies, etc. It is different. Not to say that hookups don’t happen because I think they do, it’s just a part of life. However, it’s a new twist on finding someone. You can even opt in for dating tonight. Provide the service with your mobile phone number and they will set you up with matches, if you get a match from both ends they arrange for secure text messaging so neither of you has the others phone number, but you can talk to each other and work on setting up a date for tonight. Kind of cool. I just opted in for tonight, but don’t expect any thing from it. I just want to see what happens.
My massage yesterday was orgasmic like, I was so relaxed and really didn’t want to go back to work. We have such a demand for the therapist that she is now coming on Thursday & Friday. So if I could afford it I can get two massages. She is here today but I think I will save my money. I am a little sore from yesterday. Besides that two days in a row might make it hurt worse. The idea does sound nice. The feeling of relaxing stuck with me when I got home and as soon as I felt myself starting to drift I went to bed. Chatty Marvin wanted to keep talking. Last night was the first night that I actually hit him. Message received, and he was quiet he went to sulk at the end of the bed. I felt slightly bad but needed my shuteye. Being chatty is nice for a little bit but when he doesn’t turn it off that is what gets to me.
So I get to sleep in tomorrow, kind of looking forward to that. No reason to get up early other than to get cat shopping done – that would be food and litter. It is supposed to rain all weekend long here, I hope that doesn’t happen but probably will. Lawn Boy stopped by earlier this week and cut the grass without clearing it with me first. I have started to see and realize what a crappy job he does. As he grows older he gets tired and thus his work gets sloppy. At this point I am not going to say anything because I am sure that it would affect price and it may even damage the relationship. If things continue in this manner I will have no choice but really prefer to just keep quiet. I mean we all have bad days, I get it.
I wish you all a very happy weekend and hope that the sun shines brightly in your neck of the woods. I will talk with you peeps later.