Wednesday, August 30, 2006
They finally did it!
They finally ran me out of my house. They are laying tile and I can't walk on it for 24 hours, so tonight I have to sleep somewhere else. Last night, we had to go out the front door and in the back door to go to the bathroom and our bedroom, but tonight we won't be able to do that either. So, it's either, go to the woods (not me!) or go to a hotel. No decision there! I have already packed my bags.

I am taking my dogs to the vet today to board them for a few days. I can't deal with having to make them stay outside all day. It's just too hot, so they well have fun at the doggie hotel where they usually stay. And of course, they will have their nails done and get baths. That will help me a lot too. My back just doesn't hold up to bathe 3 dogs.

Hopefully next week, we will start getting all our furniture back in the house and be able to get rid of one of those storage units that have been in front of my house for months now.

My Mom's move has been temporarily delayed too. So that also gives me a little extra time to get things restored here before she moves in. That helps my stress level a bit. It just gives me a few more days (and nights) to do things that will make her more comfortable when she gets here. I really am looking forward to her moving in and I know we will enjoy each other. I have been spending more time with her since I retired and I miss her when we are not together.

SOON, VERY SOON. I love you Mom!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
I just want to bitch ok!!!!!???????
There are some people in this world that just don't get it. Without implicating specific ones, some of them put their jobs before their home life and therefore they wear themselves out and then they show nothing but anger at home. Can't live like that.

Others just use you and use you and use you until you hate them and never want to see them again. And they think nothing of it at all. I guess that is what I am supposed to be here for, use use use until I am all used up.

I am sick and tire of all this moving stuff around and then moving it again and again, instead of just moving it out the door and be done with it. I HATE THIS!!!!!!!!!! Things that have been here for 17 years and nothing has been done with it, and as soon as I say give it away, suddenly now, 'we' are going to do things with it? NOT! NOT! NOT!!!!!

As Popeye once said....."I have had all I can stands and I can't stands any more!" I think I will runaway and never come back.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Yesterday anniversary
Yesterday was our 17th anniversary. We went out and had dinner at a seafood bar which was really good. While we were eating, we were talking about going to Wal-Mart on our way home. Now that is what I call a nice anniversary outting! NOT! We finally decided to do something we rarely ever do and that was to go to the Casino and loose money.

So off we went. It's been so long, we couldn't even remember how to work the slot machines. Sad huh? Anyway, we finally figured out everything and within an hour we had lost $50.00 so we left and came home. It's fun to go to the Casino every once in a while, but I just don't understand those people that go there every day and just gamble away their money. Some man came up to the machine I was on and told us that he had just sunk $600.00 into that machine and $400.00 the other day. How do people DO that????? That's insane!

I can think of a lot more things I can do with a $1000.00 than sink it into a slot machine. DAMN! I just can't figure that out. I know it's an addiction, but DAMN! I don't have that kind of money to just stick in a machine! I can't even get that kind of money OUT of an ATM machine. Don't ATMs have a limit of $200.00 or $300.00 a day anyway?

Oh well, we went and we had fun for about an hour and blew our little $50.00. Done; over. We had a nice time with each other and that was the whole point.

We are making lots of progress at home..... the painting is finished now and if blogger would let me, I would post some pictures for you to see. Can't though, blogger is not cooperating today. Guess I will have to change over to the new beta one from Google. Hmmmm? Anyone out there done that yet?

We are in the process of rolling up the paper off the floor and vacuuming the sheetrock dust up. I am glad we have a rainbow vac. We would never get this crap up if we didn't. It would just blow through any other vacuum. Thank God for the water that captures all the dust. It just about makes concrete in there. Dump often and start again.

Gotta go now, drug store gave me wrong meds. Got to get there before 2:00 p.m. to get that straight. There I go again....doing other people's jobs for them. What ever happened to self pride in work and caring about the end product? No one cares these days. One of my pet peeves.

Oh, one week now since retirement and I still just feel like I am on vacation. More later!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
It is just not real to me yet. I just feel like I am on vacation........permanently? It feels weird for it to be Sunday night and not have to go to work tomorrow or any other day this week.

Well, I will not be a lady of leisure for quite a while though. I have plenty of irons in the fire to burn. Tomorrow I have a painter, an insurance man, and a cabinet builder coming to my house starting at 8:00 in the morning. Sleep late? Me? Would I love to do that, YES! But it's not going to happen. The painter is supposed to be finished tomorrow or Tuesday, then I can schedule the floors to be laid.

The celophane is gone now, but we still have floors covered in pink painter paper. They use that to cover the floors when they are spraying the ceilings with texture. Of course the texture goes everywhere. I finally got rid of most of the popcorn ceilings in my house, and I am so happy about that. I hated that crap. There are only a few rooms with it on the ceilings now. The new ceilings have an orange peel finish. Love it!

I choose lighter paint colors that are fairly neutral. I really like them. The painter tinted the primer the color of the paint and it looks really nice. Clean and refreshing.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Celophane World.......
I feel as if I am living in celophane world right now because the sheetrock finishers have covered every wall, every piece of furniture, the entire floor and every other surface in my house with thin plastic sheeting that looks like celophane. It reminds me of the movie ET with the tunnels you have to walk through to get down the halls and through any room.

This is one of the hallways; it's sort of fun to run from one end to the other through all the celophane blowing around you.......that's the only cool part of this entire endeavor.

This is the kitchen with celophane covering every nook and cranny.

This is my bed, covered in visquene (sp?) and the lamp is under it with the mirror at the head of the bed. How can anyone sleep this way?

I actually ran away from home Sunday and spent the afternoon with my Mom and then slept at her house Sunday night. Her house was clean and orderly and there was no celophane! It was a nice change.

I am really busy this week getting everything accomplished at work. I am coming tomorrow dressed for packing and cleaning. (Maybe they will send me home, since I will be in jeans - not allowed on any day other than Friday) I figure this: "What are they going to do? Fire ME? NOT!!!! Like my boss said, "that takes too much paperwork!" Hehehehehehe!

Well, I don't have a lot of time today, so I will shut-up for now. Have a great day!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Susan's home now
I don't remember if I told you all, but they sent my sister home yesterday. The insurance won't allow her to stay in the rehab hospital until the doctors will let her start standing on her feet and legs which is a no-no right now. It will be about 2 months more before the docs allow any standing. She has 24 hour care at home now, so she is more comfortable being at home I am sure. At least she can have the temperature of her house they way she wants it. Here are some pictures of her injuries:

This is her right hip and her left side and back/butt area. Her green legs and stitched knee:
Her left arm after they did her surgery to place pins and nuts and bolts to hold it together.
Right arm sprained and bruised.
Under her right breast where the seatbelt bruised her; and her left leg where the rods and pins where on the outside holding her leg together. They have since put that inside her leg.

I have more pictures, but now Blogger is being futsy and not letting me put any more here today. I will try some more tomorrow. She is a black and blue, purple and green mess! But at least she is home for now.

More later.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Single Digits!
I have only 9 days left now! Then no work NO MORE! People have been calling me a short-timer now. Some of them call me other names too, like 'BITCH', 'SHIT ASS', 'F'ing Bitch'. Now why do you think people are calling me names like that? I don't know......All I am doing is retiring.

I had to do something yesterday that really tore my heart apart. Sometimes one does something for someone else that causes harm to oneself. I am that someone that did something for someone else and got harmed (emotionally) for getting involved in the first place. I didn't want to be involved, but I tried to help and the person that I helped did not do what they were supposed to do as a result of my help, and that left me in a really bad spot, between a rock and a hard place. Therefore, I had no choice but to turn that person in to the authorities and it really broke my heart to do it. But to keep myself out of problems, I had to do what I had to do. I think I have learned my lesson. I hope I have learned my lesson, and if I haven't, I should have my ass kicked from here to yonder.

You know I talk about fighting battles all the time in my life. Am I setting mysefl up for these battles? This morning I come in to work only to find that they are saying I only have 32 years of service instead of 33. Well, I have news for years of service IS 33 and they better look again. This is rediculous! The clerk up there said "Well, Ma'am I am looking at your record and it shows 32 years 10 months and blah blah blah days". Well that isn't 32 lady, that is way more than 32 years. They way our time is calculated up to 26 days is counted as a month. Therefore, if she stops to think, those 10 months of 26 days plus the blah blah blah days, equals THIRTY THREE! I also told her that her reputation of screwing up other peoples retirement papers had preceeded her and that now she had screwed mine up too. She tells me, I can call her supervisor if I have a problem with what she is telling me. I said I will be happy to do that since she can't seem to get it right. Ok, now I feel the incredible Hulk coming out again.


So I called up there to get the supervisor's telephone number. I had it in my hand getting ready to pick up the phone to call him........then.........the bitch calls me back and tells me that I had 30 years as of August 2003 and I have worked 3 more years. I said yes and that makes 33 years. She kept saying the same thing over and over "You had 30 years in August of 2003 and you have worked 3 more years now." I finally said, "So you are telling me that I have 33 years not 32 correct?" She finally said yes. I said, Now please correct all my paperwork immediately so that we can get this show on the road. I want all paperwork to show 33 years.

God, I am so tired.