Teh Squeaky Wheel
Gaaaaaah…back to work this morning, GN!
I wonder if my Dad’s Aunt Beatrice counts as an awakened ancient evil…sure hope not. (Actually, she was more accurately categorized as an ancient annoyance, but I’d still hate for her to show up unexpectedly from out-of-town -- and beyond the grave -- at CasaK as she often did to my folks after we moved to Cleveland…)
I still have hundreds of LPs which I keep pretending I’m going to digitize -- at least selected tracks therefrom -- someday. (Since there’s some pretty obscure stuff among them, a few may be worth some cash
I’m very grateful that my audio engineering mentor / friend Jerry teh Hilljack digitized a boatload of cassettes for me after I moved to Cleveland. As a result, I have digital, remastered versions of much of my L.A. “output” (of which there was a relatively large amount) done prior to having my own home studio. Including some of my early work as an audio engineer plus some of the earliest radio spots I wrote and/or produced.
Time to shower and then get started on my response to the “findings” of the CA Contractors State Licensing Board “investigation”. (And, hopefully, get myself calmed-down a bit so I can craft something that’s professional as opposed to a “Dear Tertiary Syphilis Victims” letter…)
Good morning Fatwa, and all the Gerbils.
A new week begins. although I already worked on Monday. This week’s paycheck will be the first one with the new raise. We’ll see how much that amounts to. I guess it should be somewhere between $100 and $200 more per paycheck. The hours vary somewhat from week to week.
Tonight is the The Big Route again. The time has been going up on my whole shift, little by little, because the mail keeps taking longer and longer due to the ailing labeling machine. All I can positively say about it is that it takes less time using it than it would putting the labels on by hand. How much less time, I’m not sure of; it’s still a significant time savings, I guess.
Once that last chore is done, I can load the Buick Runabout and start the route. I kinda put the mail in the back because I deliver most of that to the Sedona Post Office very early in the Route. It’s like my 5th stop, I think. I also hold back a few bundles and deliver them to the VOC post office once I get out that way.
Once I get started, the Route takes 3 to 4 hours, I think. I’ve never actually timed it.
Anyway, so nice to see Rabbit around again some.
I guess I’d better get to sleep, or else I won’t be ready for tonight’s shift.
Take care everyone.
Good morning, Dv8, and Fatwa -- happy short week, GN.
Good luck today with the shot, Mac. I went back and forth on getting vaccinated and decided to do it as accepting the lesser of two evils -- the greater evil being the possibility of me infecting someone else and causing them injury.
Getting vaccinated or not ought to be a simple and personal choice, but it’s become something way more than that especially since govt/orgs refuse to consider natural immunity as equal to or greater than vaccinated immunity.
Why are you thinking about going back to work -- choice or necessity?
May have to, hate the idea but we are too close and I expect heavy inflation is coming. We are making cuts and will try to get by but I think I better be ready.
I hope you can find something that not only makes you a few bucks, but that you enjoy. You’ve paid too many dues to do a job that you don’t like.
I would just look for part time/ minimum wage. I don’t think I could carry a machinist job, though I would like that.
Happy Monday Tuesday (or is that Tuesday Monday?) Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8, Sven, and Mac!
Fatwa -- glad you’ve got some of your work digitized. Going through all those albums is not going to be a quick task.
dv8 -- have a safe drive tonight!
Mac -- I’m afraid you’re right about the coming inflation. I really don’t want to revisit the Carter years. It would be nice if you could find a part-time machinist position, but I’m guessing those are rather hard to come by.
Thank you, Paddy. You are right, there is not much for manual machinists, and most I have seen are automotive or oil field type (HUGE) work. My experience was mostly smaller tech or medical type work. Elena hates the idea, afraid I will drop dead. We will see. We are making cuts and I am going back through statements to get a tighter idea what we have extra. We actually are OK now but we need to replace Elena’s car and that will mean a payment and higher insurance. She uses it every day and we use it when going anyplace together. WE have been planning to replace it for about six years now but every time it looks like we are close our income got cut or we added medical bills. Things should be stable now but we don’t have enough, I think, to do it and remain OK if prices go up as I expect. This last election has hit us personally I think. We will have to see. At least we got our mortgage interest down with this last refinance, it really helped.
I had a great uncle -- OC (Oh Say) -- who took a job as a greeter at Walmart (Ja laika buhggy?) in Alabama. He was told he couldn’t smoke in the store, or in front of the store. His manager went looking for him, finally finding him leaning up against a stack of pallets at the side of the store, smoking a cigarette. “What are you doing back here?” “Y’all tol’ me ah couldn’t smoke in ta sto, so here I iz.” I hope you can find something better.
Manners. Happy Rosh Hashanah
Thanks for the reminder, Sven!
James McMurtry put out a new album a couple of weeks back. His last one was a complete wreck, but this one has a few good keeper tunes including this one --
If you wear glasses, it will hit home.Or if you’ve ever been in a relationship where the two of you aren’t seeing quite eye-to-eye.