One of the things the job I work does is go through old records to computerize data that was legally required to be digitalized in 2014 or so. The worst box we got stank like a bad farmyard and was full of silverfish. Mostly dead. The most recent boxes had elaborate mildew, some of it … Continue reading No Silverfish, Huzzah!
Car Excitement Or Does It Really Take 24 Hours to Tow a Car?
My husband and I were out working on Friday, and we had paused on a far back road to take photos of a renovated barn when my car went THUNK and turned off. It wouldn't restart. My husband got it turned around in neutral so it wasn't blocking the road, but it would NOT turn … Continue reading Car Excitement Or Does It Really Take 24 Hours to Tow a Car?
Positive Feedback, Ya’ll
I don't talk about work on this blog, partially because I work with people's personal information, partially because I don't want people hunting my blog down and asking me questions here, and partially because it's a family business, and I try not to share stories that I don't have everyone's permission for. That said, let … Continue reading Positive Feedback, Ya’ll
Hot Weather Working
I have a job that, this time of the year, is requiring I do a lot of 'field work'. By which I mean, working outside in miserable weather. Growing up in Texas, I learned a variety of tricks to handle this type of weather, and I have a good idea of when I'm heading into … Continue reading Hot Weather Working
At the Corner of I Love You
While my husband was out working recently, he found this adorable bit of vandalism: Most of the time I'm indifferent to graffiti if it's nice and annoyed if it's pointless. But this little bit made me smile. Here's to hoping you have a wonderful weekend! What do you think about graffiti? Are there times when … Continue reading At the Corner of I Love You
Passed! But I’m Not Telling You What I Passed
So this is kind of vague since I don't talk much about work, but I had to take an exam (on Halloween!) to renew my certification. I was SUPER nervous about it and have been studying nearly every day. I really needed to get it on the first try since it expired at the end … Continue reading Passed! But I’m Not Telling You What I Passed
Little Bits of Kindness
The Friday before I finished work, we had our monthly office meeting where we meet with partner agencies and get the scoop on what's going on in the Central Office. This time, due to me leaving, we had a taco luncheon. I love tacos, so this was a win-win situation. Get to gossip AND eat … Continue reading Little Bits of Kindness
Nerves, All the Nerves
I've mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I'm looking for work. It's possible, at least for the near future, that I'll be working with my dad and husband in their business. Which is super exciting. And TERRIFYING. See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work … Continue reading Nerves, All the Nerves
Losing My Job
I hadn't talked about this before, just thought about what would be appropriate to post. I was definitely down the week I discovered this and didn't want to say something stupid or too down. I'll be losing my job in September. It was limited term employment, but they were expecting to renew. Instead, office politics … Continue reading Losing My Job
A Front Moved Through and It Was Awful
We had a spat of nice, spring weather, and I was loving it... until a front moved through. Because Wisconsin. Temperatures dropped. The wind picked up. I had a combination of an allergy and pressure based headache and miserable joint aches that I could barely think through. It was awful. I ended up taking a … Continue reading A Front Moved Through and It Was Awful