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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Muggy....

Though the 4th wasn't.  Glad I didn't have to do anything in the morning, just had a long boring shift at work. Sigh.  Heard and saw plenty of fireworks while closing up, then walked out into smoke thick enough to choke on-not fun after work-so I wasn't much in the mood to watch more when I finally got home.
Have a kind of 'final' interview for the Japan job, basically a repeat of the 'lesson' one plus a self intro in Japanese.  This is to determine where I'm placed as far as I can tell.  The lesson is the same as last time-think I'll just use paper and markers, the whiteboard doesn't show up on the camera well at all-just with a new person.
Really hope the whole sore for the rest of the day thing with rent work goes away soon, getting really tired of it.  Granted, doing hour and a half segments might have something to do with it...Only did an hour today and not nearly as sore.  Being laying pavers along the front flower garden, which is tricky but fun.  Have to dig up stuff that's spilled onto the driveway(almost a foot actually, with dirt) and a good six inches into the garden itself so the pavers aren't on the driveway either.  Good arm workout though...
Cloudy most of this week, bit of rain on tuesday, hence the 'muggy' title.  Makes me sweat differently(and more most of the time) while working outside. But it's not as hot....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Finally!

Got all the documents for Japan in! Sheesh, that took a while. Sigh.  Still haven't finished planting the  garden(did I mention that my aunt gave us 2 'flats' of plants-mainly tomatoes-that is way more than the usual flat?  took up all the cleared space so I had to clear up a lot more to get it all planted) and thanks to this weeks way hot weather the plants we did get in the ground are really struggling.  think I've given the stupid berry bushes taking over the garden area a standard donation of blood worth to scratches and punctures trying to get them out. Even with gloves(they go after my arms and legs, shred the gloves, or go right through them)
Have road construction going on our street, which constricted the road a lot last week.  Then yesterday they pushed it down to a single lane.  Makes getting out of the driveway LOADS of fun.  And I was running a bit late for work too(thankfully I still got there just fine and on time).
Figured out (thanks to my mom) why I was so lethargic after weeding and stuff for several weeks: I was dehydrated.  Basically I drank the same amount of water I would if I wasn't constantly sweating and working. Why that didn't occur to me I don't know, but now it's much better. Still sore but that I can deal with.
Strangely busy at work monday(saturday was even supposed to be slow and we got slammed-mainly due to the air show on base ending-until close) which made the new night shift manager very frantic.  I glad they had yesterday off to deal with it. Didn't help that they were less than a week into the job and we ran out of most of the breads and other things long before then.  And monday we were running low on stuff too(unusual stuff, actually).  Yesterday was more normal, but we still ran out of 2 kinds of bread. Sigh....
Supposed to be really hot today(more than yesterday)...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ow...

Decided I'd try to mix the mulch pile we keep in our backyard on Friday.  Spent a good hour(managed to drop and bury my cellphone) and lots of effort to move about a foot of it.  Did get that mostly mixed(partly due to trying to unbury my cell phone after my dad came out with his to call mine so we could find it) but that was mainly a start.
Got the garden area re-cleared of weeds(what little had come back after I'd cleared it a few weeks ago)and mostly hand plowed.  Hoping to finish the plowing part tomorrow(thanks to rain last night it's not hot but it is very humid) and then plant.
Work's definitely got the whole 'last minute before closing rush' thing down.  Especially on saturday with the pastry sale. Sigh. Was steady all day, though there was a spooky period right after 7 where it just died until after 7:30.
Father's day was kind of lame(two siblings not living at home still not coming over)due to my second oldest younger brother being out of town for work and my oldest sister having to work her regular job.  Didn't help that I didn't sleep well and spent the whole day trying not to be cranky.
Oh well...

Thursday, June 7, 2018

I am Not a Driving Instructor...

Which I suppose is why I'm having a hard time NOT yelling while helping my younger brother practice.  He's graduated from parking lots to side roads(and yet keeps going on main ones) which is even trickier.  He doesn't quite get that not every intersection has a stop sign or traffic light to worry about.  Then he gets on main roads with more than one lane and doesn't understand how stay in 'his' lane(hence the trying not to yell bit).  And then there's maintaining speed limits(either too fast or too slow) on any road.
School's ok, passed one class, have to pay to finish the second one(not full tuition, but still almost $1000, that I don't have).  So close there too...
Work is really slowing down, though it's getting into the 'late night' rushes when we think it's time to start sending people home early.  I've gotten off early twice, but more often get stuck late due to these rushes.  Not bad though, given it ensures I still get plenty of hours.  Just wish it wasn't quite so boring until the rush.
Still trying to finish the paper work for Japan, just need to things for the medical report, one contact, then scan it all in and email.
Getting really hot now, though we're holding in the high 80's to low 90's for now.  Makes me want rain...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Branches Falling...

The weather seems to be pruning the trees lately.  Helped my brother move one that fell into our neighbor's yard over a week ago(that took an hour as we had to chop it up-and get my sister to help too)during a high wind storm.  Not a lot of rain, but plenty of clouds.
Got rain last night and it took down a bigger(around, shorter in length, though that may have been because it snapped a third off as it fell)branch off.  Lot more debris to clean up too.  I started clearing it up and had to get my sister to help again(no way I was going to move it alone) with both cutting it into thirds and moving it.  Took over an hour, didn't help that the wheelbarrow tipped over on us at the end.  At least it was nice and cool with a steady breeze.  And I got a very good arm workout(ow).
Works been slowing down, at least until I start thinking I might get off early.  Then we get slammed.  But it means my hours are staying consistent.
Had someone asking about my truck so I made sure it still runs the same noisy(not quite safe to drive) way it did a few months ago.  And we pulled it off the lawn.  But they didn't show up so it may go back. Sigh....
Still working on a few things for the Japan job so I still don't know when I start.  Had to rush to take to finals(well, turn the one 'practical' in after revising it for the sixth time) very late last night, but so far haven't seen a grade for either.  Given it seems everyone at the school is doing end of semester and graduation stuff, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
Got to sleep in but thanks to the branch problem I'm now tired and sore. Sigh...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lawn Mowing...

isn't that hard most of the time, but after being fertilized and having lots of rain it takes a lot longer than usual. Sigh.  Spent the whole week just trying to mow it. As long as that doesn't happen again it shouldn't take that long this week...
Work's been slowing down finally, but not much.  Sunday had sandwich training for those of us who are cashiers on night shift.  Not that it takes long, given we're all familiar with what goes in the stuff, just didn't know the 'procedure' of it.  So we just need to practice it when we can.
Then there's driving with my younger brother, which can be very frustrating because despite practicing all the time his progress is very slow.
School's finally moving again, but not much.  And getting the last stuff for the Japan job is almost done too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Somewhat Spring....

At least the weather's warming up.  But it's still fluctuating temperature wise.  Plenty of things are blooming now.  Too bad we haven't gotten the garden cleared, let alone planted. Sigh...
Work's getting interesting, given at least two new coworkers.  But things aren't slowing down much, though the busy days seem to be flip flopping.  So planning how many to work each day is tricky for the manager I think.
School's kind of stalled, waiting for stuff so I can appeal, though I might not bother with the job in Japan.  But I see no reason to not finish the classes I'm currently in, though both are just on the final test area.
Thankfully I've had plenty of sub jobs so I can keep busy.  But plenty to do still.