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06 – Work

Work is well, work. 

I wish I didn’t *have* to work, but I don’t hate my job.  I don’t hate getting up and coming into work anymore, which is GREAT.  But, what I do isn’t all that fulfilling or much to do with the degree I spent 8 years and nearly $80,000 to get.  :-/

I hate sales, but thankfully, my only touch with it is to create cost estimates.  Not that they’re all that difficult to do, but BORING!  And the pompous blow-hards that I have to create them for?  Let’s just say there’s been talk of getting a whack-a-mole game and gluing of pictures…

However, the people that I work with (on a daily basis), are FABULOUS.  I *heart* them.  I’ve only been in this new section for just under a year, and it’s been amazing.  They made me feel very welcome from day 1.  When my aunt passed (only one month into my new job), they were so sympathetic and caring.  When my mom passed (just 2 months ago) they were AMAZING.  The support, love and caring were just what I needed.

Just last week, I hurt my back (again :-/) and the gentlemen I work with made sure to leave with me (or have me leave with them) to make sure I got out of the building and to my car ok.  How many people can say that about their co-workers?

My work ethic is still recovering.  Too many years of being very unhappy and being childish and stubborn about getting things done.  I’ve missed my work ethic.  It’s nice to see it again, even if it’s quite shy and likes to hide at times.

So, while I’m not even using the degree I kicked my @$$ for, I’m happy.  And after being here for nearly 11 years, this is the FIRST year I can say that.

06 – Work

Yep, I still like my new home and my hew family members.

Don’t like some parts of my job, but you gotta suck it up and deal when you put your family first.

However, overall, I’m *much* happier where I am.

*sorry if these WORK posts are boring for you, but there are certain aspects of it that I can’t talk about.  No, it’s not that *cool*, it just *is*…

Not following the rules today

Today’s topic is supposed to be “06 – Work”.  WORK Work is status quo, so I’m gonna talk about the “work” I want to do around my house.

Specifically, the paint-stripping I want to do on an old armoire (chiferobe) I have in the basement.  It was my grandmother’s.  I’ve loved it since I was a kid, but it was promised to my sister.  Somehow, my brother ended up with it and then when I had my baby, and moved to my apartment, it came to me.  And I’m SO not giving it back.

So, I’ve been using it to hold all kinds of craft supplies; from foam shapes to pieces of fabric.

The new plan is to move it to my living room (next to the front door) and make it my Launch Pad. 

Sheer Brilliance!  (seriously, it was my scathingly brilliant idea, from last week).

Sadly, it’s old and a bit beat up.  And some lame-brain had the stupid idea to paint it white…back in the 40s or 50s sometime.  So, it’s a beautiful, dark wood, covered in potentially fatal (read LEAD) paint.

SO gotta fix that.

So, the plan is to strip it and maybe stain it (or simply seal it) and then move it up.  I have some citrus paint stripper and since my basement is going to be re-carpeted anyway, I’m going to strip it where it stands.  Screw it.  The fumes won’t kill me and I’ll put newspaper down to catch the worst of it.

Cross your fingers it’s as easy as I hope it will be AND that I can find a skeleton key to fit the lock (cuz I’d like to be able to lock it when company comes…well, more like when the little heathens in the neighborhood decide to invade :-p).

Stay tuned for Before, During and After pics.  🙂


06 – Work

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m a slacker.  bite me.  Rather than trying to update a month’s worth of entries, I’m just going to jump in here and move forward.  That said…


I’m still diggin my new home.  Still making stupid mistakes (*sigh*) but I’m getting better.  I love putting kits together.  I actually don’t mind doing requisitions.  However, I’m not too keen on contracts, but so far they haven’t been too horrible, so that’s good.

I’m still trying to work out my own “system” for everything, but so far, the “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” thing is working for me.  And thankfully, those I work with are uber helpful and very patient.

I miss my “old home” buddies.  😦 A lot.  But we have an intra-0ffice chat thingie, so I can keep up pretty well 🙂  AND at least one of my work buddies (Nizzy) lives REALLY close by, so we can get together outside of work!

Here’s hoping I continue to love my new home and get better at my “you fuckie uppie’s”.


06 – Work

My new home is still wonderful.  And I’m still enjoying it.  🙂

I’m *still* trying to get completely certified, but these stinkin’ fulfillment forms are driving me batty.  I’ve decided that rather than try to do it all at once, I’m gonna break it down and do one per day (one question).  I think I’d have a better chance of finish it THAT way than driving myself nuts trying to get the whole form done in one shot.

Wish me luck!

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