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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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

New Job

In Japan no less, though it's not set in stone.  But I have an offer on the table so far.  Which is cool and terrifying at the same time.  But I need a few things before I can be sure I've got it.
Work's been rather busy and the insanity regarding coworkers made last friday and saturday very long days(mainly saturday) for me.  Plus my doctor told me I've got tendinitis in my right thumb so I've got to immobilize it for four weeks and that makes work tricky.  Basically I'm having to go full left hand and very minimally right.  For the most part it's working but writing's not at all.  My manager's been avoiding having me work drive through for now, thought last night I was on it all night.  At least it was busy so I didn't get bored...
School's kind of stalled, finished the observation hours(thankfully before the thumb issue so no concerns about taking notes) and got one more teacher saying they'll give me a recommendation letter but haven't yet. Still haven't finished that one final either...
So things are getting interesting...

Monday, April 16, 2018

One Down, two to go and two days of Observations...

Finally got one of the recommendation letters!  And it was really sweet too!  Down to just needing two days of observing too, which is nice as I'm really tired.  Was actually nodding off in the third period today, to the amusement of the students.  Had to get up and move to finally stop it.  At least the last period was better.
Got a new(to me, it's barely a year younger than my truck) car. Really nice too.  Honda Civil LX that's in really good shape despite having 235,000 miles on it.  Still trying to sell my truck though.  Someone's made a bid but haven't paid up yet.  Gets 30-35 MPG so far, which is awesome.
Very windy today, which is better(I think) than the snow/rain/sleet we got last week. Just makes things a bit dusty.
Work was crazy saturday with it being one school's prom and a coworker quitting on thursday.  Than two called in saturday and we had a typical(though rather drawn out) pastry night. But the GM came in as a 'regular employee' which they said was fun.  And they did seem to have fun with it.  And we had a day shift sandwich maker come in too, so we managed.  But I was there right up to 11 cleaning up as it was just me.  My poor manager(not the GM, just night shift) was there after me along with the closing sandwich maker. So it was not the best night but it could have gone much worse.
Had the interview for being an ALT in Japan, which I hope went well.  Now I'm just waiting to see when the second interview(the first was testing my English as well as the usual interview stuff)is going to be.
So things are getting better, just have to hold on a bit longer with the very long day thing....

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Spring Break

For the school district anyway.  Makes for a slow and boring week at work so far.  Not that I mind too much as my allergies kicked in this week too.  Been rather nice(though monday night was very cold and windy)this week weather wise.
My brother was driving the car we've been sharing last sunday morning and threw a piston rod into the oil pan, meaning said car is now more useless than my truck.  As my dad put it, we now have two cars out and my sister's was going the same way.  But she got her's back to normal(not working the best, but still running) for now.
So I'm back to being a little desperate for transportation. Fun...
On the plus side, I applied for a job being a english language tutor in Japan(I think my dad's nervous about it, even though they haven't offered me a job yet)and they want an interview next week.  through skype, which should be interesting.  Supposed to plan a 5-6 minute lesson where I don't use Japanese and am pretending the interviewer is a 2nd grade classroom.  Can't use too many english words either....
So that's the 'week off' from observations(up to 65-6 hours now)and having my parents home all day. Next week should be entertaining if we can't find another spare car(finally listed my truck for sale)for my brother and I to use.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Week 3 Down...

Ugh....Last week was soooo long thanks to working full time while trying to get 30 hours of my appeal observation(have to get 100 of them by April 1, not happening sadly, if I want to get in the fall cohort) in.  Managed it but was rather on autopilot by the end of Friday.  Crashed saturday, but didn't sleep in as well as I wanted to.  This week's not looking much better, even with the day off yesterday(from observations, teacher work days don't count sadly) as I did not get much sleep last night.
Then a coworker came in with a doctor's note saying they can't work for a full seven days, which means my manager spent an hour trying to get the days that that employee worked during that time frame covered by other employees.  Glad it was a very slow monday for the most part(rush after all that happened and we were beyond bored) so not too big of a deal.
Turns out the final I submitted two weeks ago and emailed my mentor about(as it was sitting in the 'evaluation in progress' state for three days) was something I misunderstood.  Thought it was just research with a question but it needed to be a full paper. Sigh...So I get to redo that sometime in this weeks(probably not though) to do list.
My sister has a post she thinks matches the weather: "winter is throwing a tantrum and storming out of the room only to stomp back in with 'and another thing..'"  Whereas a friend at church says it's more like winter procrastinated and is realizing it only has a few days to finish before spring shows up.  Be fun to see which is the more agreed with one....

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

First Week of March....

So far it's coming in like a lion everywhere.  Got plenty of snow sunday, but it's all melting today.  At least we got it in the mountains where we need it for summer.  Cool sunset tonight, just like last night.
Been busy the last week, so I don't get to appreciate them much.
My work's been doing their own version of the Olympics, with shifts competing against themselves and each other.  Think I might have to stop competing as I'm way ahead of not just my shift but the other as well and it just doesn't feel fair given I have so much more experience than most of them.  And a few only work 2-3 days a week as well. Sigh...Got a raise, but I don't know more than that about it.
Plenty of sub jobs though, which breaks up what can be boring at home, but makes for the busy week I mentioned earlier.  And so I'm still trying to finish the one final so I can get to the other and get both classes out of the way this week.  But I have time now to work on it at least.
My mom's better, which is good as she can go back to work.  She does have to take it easy though, given her lungs are still weak.  Hope that's the end of the sick people for a while...