Archive for September, 2003

all work and no play

September 29th, 2003

Yep yep! All work and no play .. you know the saying. Well that is what I feel like sometime. I found out today that one of my coworkers is changing shifts. It really doesn’t bother me. As I asked around, I found it didn’t really bother anyone. Some are even glad to see her go. Oh well, maybe she will be better liked on the other day shift.
So far I have had no more problems with the DSL since early yesterday afternoon. I have no idea what is up with it. But they are still coming out to check it Wednesday. I hope it’s Wednesday anyway. I just thought about something, I saw a Bellsouth number show up on the caller ID. I don’t have an answering machine, so there is no telling who it was and what they wanted. Oh well.
I am slowly getting my house cleaned up and organized. And being that the repairman will be here Wednesday I am trying to make the house look as presentable as possible. I cleaned and mopped most of the floors yesterday. My biggest thing is that I have boxes piled everywhere! I just have to get the time to go through all of them and put everything up where it belongs. At the rate I am going I’ll be finished by Christmas. It certainly does feel that way. I just hope it is finished before then!
I talked to Daddy briefly tonight. HE is supposed to come down this way later this week. I asked him to bring some of my clothes from up there, particularly some pants. The only pants I have here are ones I wear to work. Since we have this cool weather rolling in, I am guessing that I might actually need some pants!
Anyway, I guess that’s all for tonight. I can’t think of anything else that is worth mentioning.

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DSL going down :-(

September 28th, 2003

Just for those who wonder who I am over the next few days – my DSL is screwing up. It keeps loosing sync. I got Bellsouth coming out Wednesday morning to give it a look. They say there is a problem with my lines. And there might be a possible charge. That is if they find it’s something I could do or something like that. I don’t think it’s anything I can do, because I think it’s the lines running into the house. I can’t wait to see what the technician says! It should be funny. So if you see me here and there between now and then, that’s why. I might even have to goto my dial up account to be able to stay online.
I am going to try to pay my mother a visit on Thursday. So my week is pretty full! I think we finally got all the viruses off her computer. At least for now. I was on the phone with her for over two hours last night! I gotta get my free LD out of my cell phone!
Well that’s all for this morning. I am going back to getting the laptop wiped. Have fun!

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Missed the OB

September 27th, 2003

Yeah, I missed the OB tonight. It was my idea to go, but Millard and Rubenia wanted Rhinehart’s. It was not too bad. The service was lousy though. I suggested we have another drink at the OB, but they wouldn’t hear of it. It never fails that every time I wanna stay out late, they never do. Oh well, I guess I’ll just come here and have a few more drinks. It’s a lot cheaper than going out anyway!
I only have one more day of orientation left. I’ll be glad when that’s over too. That way, I can go back to having my three day weekends every other weekend. That is of course unless I choose to work. And I might choose to work every now and then being that Christmas will be here before you know it. And I know all of you will be expecting something! I’ll try to get you something. Of course, you have to deserve something from me too!
Mama still claims to have viruses on her computer. That doesn’t really surprise me one bit. I don’t know how she gets these things over and over. She supposedly has an anti-virus program. So I have no clue how she’s getting them. Maybe she is not updating the virus definitions. But if she installed it correctly, she should get them automatically. But who knows. I might have to pay her a visit to check it out. I actually thought about doing that tomorrow, but I am not sure. I think I would rather go when I can better plan it. But I still need to goto Daddy’s sometime this week too. I am thinking that I’ll do that Thursday though. I’m sure I’ll have to get Dana from school on Wednesday. But someone has to remind me of that when the time comes!
I am slowly moving the files off my laptop so I can wipe it clean. I think there are far too many problems with it to try and fix without wiping. Wiping it will also get rid of the unneccesary items. Well Mama’s on the phone, so I need to go!

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The truck is fixed, no thanks to you!

September 26th, 2003

Yep yep, I finished it today. It took me about two hours to finish up. I am sure it would not have taken that long, but when I put the radio back in, one of the speakers was shorting out. Now, I just can’t have that, so I had to repair the wiring! But it’s all done and runs good. So I guess that means that I didn’t screw it up!
I also managed to wash almost all my dishes. And they are mostly in the cabinets where they belong. I also moved some of the furniture around. But since my entertainment center got wet, my TV won’t fit in there – because the entertainment center is warped :-( I have to buy a new one. But I dropped my damn TV trying to put it up. And it fell against my leg, so now I have this big, ugly bruise!
I am gearing up to go into work tomorrow. Only two more of my Saturdays taken away from me! I will be glad when they are over. But I am enjoying the extra money right now!

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Paycheck woes

September 24th, 2003

Well, it’s always something, right? Today it’s my paycheck. The people in payroll set up my direct deposit incorrectly and placed the wrong amounts into the wrong accounts. So I have to get it moved from one account to another. It certainly would be easier if it were just at one bank. And now I have to wait and see if it gets corrected on next week’s pay. I know another thing is that I didn’t get my raise like I thought I would. I asked my supervisor about it and he said he’s waiting for the paperwork. How hard is it for them to get a piece of paper and sign it saying that I now make more per hour. Maybe they just don’t want me to have that higher pay!
The DSL modem was going bananas this evening when I got in. I actually have to unplug it so I would be able to get online. Who knows what is up with that. Hopefully it won’t happen too often.
I am not sure if I told you last night that my printer was not working. The power light would only blink and nothing more. I just knew it had went to the afterworld. This thing wouldn’t even power off. But the only problem is that one of the ink cartridges is bad or whatever. I took out that that cartridge and voila’ it started working again. That’s a good thing too, because I certainly don’t have the money to go out and buy a new printer at this point in time.
Mama’s supposed to be calling me back again tonight. Seems we have not gotten rid of all of her computer viruses or something. She called and I had company – unexpected company – and I asked her to call me back. But she has yet to do so. She’ll probably wait til I am ready to goto bed and then call. IT would be my luck!

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still need the mechanic

September 23rd, 2003

Well, I managed to get started putting the new heater core in the truck. I just ran out of daylight. So it’ll have to wait til Friday to get completed. It was really not as bad as I thought it would be. Well, yeah it is. I had to practically take the entire passenger side of the dash apart. It’s really not a fun task. Needless to say I was cussing very good at it!
I got a new hard drive for the server today! Now I have a total storage capacity of 180 GB! That should hold me for a while. I sure hope it does! I still have to get everything set up on there. I have to move around a lot of files. I am also going to reinstall the OS on there. Sounds like a good project for after work!
Nothing else worth mentioning happened today. Maybe tomorrow will be more exciting! Oh yeah it will – I should get my paycheck tomorrow. I can’t wait to see if I got my raise!

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mechanic needed

September 23rd, 2003

Is anyone out there a mechanic? I think I might need one later this morning when I start to work on my truck. I have to replace the heater core. I wouldn’t be so worried about it if I had done it before. So I am thinking I will need a little luck with this project. The Chilton repair manual charges three hours labor for this. I think that means it will me about five hours to do it! There goes my day!
I’ll try to post tomorrow to let you know how the repairs go! It’s about 2 AM and it’s raining outside. Oh what I wouldn’t give to be doing something else right now.. And if you don’t know what it is, then you need to hear me say once or twice what the rain is good for.. One is for sleeping the other is for.. well use your imagination!

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September 22nd, 2003

Well Mama called me a short while ago to inform me she has yet another computer virus. I don’t know how she gets them. But she gets them all the time! I don’t think I’ve seen anyone get as many as her.
How was the weekend? It wasn’t too bad. I had to stay home Friday because of a migraine. And let me tell you for those who are really lucky and have never suffered from those, they are definately not fun. Imagine each time you open your eyes and the faintest light shines in them it makes your head throb more and more. Couple this with the nausea feeling and it’s really great. So basically if you don’t have anything to take, the best thing to do it try to rest! Which is what I did Friday. I finally got up a 1 PM. I certainly have not slept that much in a long time. But I still felt groggy throughout the day. But I made it through!
Saturday was pretty uneventful. Work wasn’t too bad. I don’t think anything worthwhile happened. Sunday was pretty much the same at work. Although we were down nearly half the day for machine failure. I did manage to meet up with Rubenia last night for a couple of drinks at the Outback.
Today hasn’t been too bad so far. I had to talk my Mom through getting rid of that virus. I still say she gets them all! But better her than me! LOL Well, I need to get up from here and do some cleaning. More later – maybe.

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luck’s changing

September 18th, 2003

OF course my luck would start to change just in time to head back to work, right?
The day started off pretty normal at least. I got to sleep late – 10 AM! Woohoo! I love the days when I Can sleep in. I managed to get a little more work done here in the house. I am hoping in a couple of weeks that it won’t look like a total slob lives here!
I managed to get my lawnmower running today. Someone told me what the problem probably was, and he was right! I guess he does work on thousands of them like he said. The good thing is that now most of the yard is mowed, thanks to Dana. Don’t worry, she’s getting paid for it! So it’s not like it’s child slavery or anything! ROFL. She got most of it cut, but the darkness ran up on here, so she’ll have to finish tomorrow. I guess that’s not too bad.
Two of my DVD’s came today as well. I got “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and ” The Ice Storm”. I did take time out this afternoon to watch “Midnight..” It’s a really good movie. I think that’s the first time I have ever sat down and watched it all the way through. It’s rather long – about two and half hours – but it’s worth it. Of course my favorite character is The Lady Chablis – whom by the way just goes by Chablis (according to my sister, Krista, who met her once). She has a quote in here “It’s like my mother always said, ‘Two tears in a bucket, motherfuck it!’” I just love that quote.
I placed a hold to get the book from the library. I think it will be an interesting read. I remember my friend Michael telling me once about reading about it in the papers and hearing it on the news. I am sure it was something to live through it. I was too young. Oh well, at least there are books and movies about it!
I managed to give Reid’s about $75 of my money this evening. Now I have food for the next couple of weeks. I just have to make myself cook it! I am slowly stocking the cabinets to a suitable level for my liking. I really need to get my freezer working so I can stock up on meats and frozen goods. Luckily the stuff I bought is fairly easy to cook! Can you say microwave and frozen pizza? LOL. At least I don’t live too far from the store, so I can just pick up whatever meat I want to cook on the way home or something.
I went to wal mart last night. Did I write about that? Got a few things I needed from there. Now I need a few more things from there, but they’ll have to wait til next week.
I guess that’s all for tonight. I am still looking for volunteers to come help me clean and unpack!

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if it weren’t for bad luck…

September 17th, 2003

I tell you that if it weren’t for bad luck then I’d have no luck at all. I started out kind of early this morning, waking at about 8:15. I told myself that was pretty good because I had to fix Regina’s lawn mower.
Well things started out ok there, I went to one place and they didn’t have the parts, so I had to head to downtown Augusta. I finally got the part, and a little cheaper than I had expected too. So I head home to put this thing back together. But guess what happens when I put it back together? You’re right if you said it won’t run. Now it seems to have a carburetor problem. So now it’s off at the “fix-it” place.
After this, I head up to Daddy’s to gather my mower. Well, I get there grab the mower and try to start it before even heading back home with it. And as you should already know that damn thing wouldn’t start either! By this time I am really frustrated. I go to the lawn mower shop up there and get some parts for it. Come back to Daddy’s install them and it still won’t run! I just got so fed up with it that I just had to kick it! I guess it’s going to the repair shop as well. I would have thought that Daddy might offer to work on it a little more since he does know a thing or two about small engines, but hell no! HE didn’t offer anything. I guess he just thinks it would take away his time from the TV.
I managed to grab some stuff while I was up there too. I came home and finally decided that since I had my favorite shower head I would install it. Well as luck would have it – as far as the whole day has concerned – that damn thing broke too when I installed it! So as you see, it has been one really fucked up day. I am ready to call it quits. It’s a good thing that I brought all my liquor home from Daddy’s. It’s just now I really want something like a lemondrop, but I have no lemons! And I would have to go all the way to North Augusta or Aiken to find an open grocery store. I just don’t think it’s worth the effort. I guess I’ll just have a Barcardi Silver tonight.
I just hope tomorrow goes better! Maybe by some miracle, my lawn mower will start! That would be an improvement!

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