Sunday, January 22, 2012

I am just about ready for my vacation..clothes are packed, items bought, house cleaned, and work matters taken care of..(almost)..lol..

On Friday, I was supposed to train at two different banks and cover another one for someone out sick..
It had been snowing most of the day..and although it has not accumulated to a severe amount, I knew it was slippery. I had to meet the first trainee at 6:00pm..I would normally leave my house at 5:15 to be there in time. Because of the snow I decided that I would leave at 3:00..I could at least get to the south side of town before rush hour traffic got too bad..
Well, ten minutes into a slow crawl on the freeway, my van started to slip a little so I took my foot off of the accelerator and lightly touched the brakes..it straightened out and I glanced in my mirror...CRAP.. I could see the guy behind me lose it and knew he was going to hit me...YEP he did...
We pulled over..thankfully no one was hurt...
He had to get a tow truck..I called my bosses wife to tell her about the accident..and I admit, I did go into a bit of a rant about trying to be out on the roads in those conditions..I told her to call the woman that I was supposed to meet and tell her not to come..(She never called the woman..it took the woman two hours on the bus to get there..she was not happy)..
I called my boss and told him I could drive the van home..The bumper, tailgate, tire holder and exhaust is messed up..and who knows what else...
I dropped the van off yesterday and picked up one of the other vehicles so I could do the three banks that had not gotten cleaned..
I did have my grandson Paris help me with the one closest to his house..Something I'm not supposed to do because he is not an employee..well, guess what? I don't care..lol..Because of his help with that one, it only took an hour and that was a GREAT help to me..
Today I did some errands and at 3:00 I am going to drop this vehicle off at the shop and then I will officially be on VACATION....lol...I am one happy camper, I'll tell you.
Tomorrow can't come fast enough for me:)

This last week has only enforced how much I need a new job..
Gary has taken over checking in the restaurant people..but he STILL calls me in the middle of the night with problems..so really, what is the sense of having him do that job? My boss hasn't said one more thing about finding someone for the late night position, so I guess he really doesn't have a lot of concern for me...It's too bad but that's the way it is..

I am shooting for finding something new by spring..summer at the latest...Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer please!!

Well, that's it for news from my slice of the world...I don't know if I'll be able to get on the computer while I'm gone...but rest assured, I will have plenty of pictures when I return...lol...

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It has been a very busy week..Getting all of my accounts stocked with enough supplies to last while I am gone.

Between having to fire people and some leaving for their own reasons, we have accounts open..It has been a challenge for sure.
I will be training tonight and Friday..I will also be covering one of the jobs myself..luckily it happens to be a bank that stays in fairly good shape.

In this business, it is never a good time for a vacation..lol..but I have to keep telling myself, I am only a worker..I won't feel bad about leaving..lol..(but I do)..
My boss is a smart man..he'll figure it out:)

Last Saturday, I had the enjoyment of meeting two special girls..
They are the daughters of my step-daughter Nickie..Long story short, I was with her dad the first 16 years of her life..
When we got divorced, Nickie and I lost touch with each other..I thought we would come together again when her brother Philip killed himself..that didn't happen...

Although Nickie and my daughter Shannon aren't actually sisters, they were raised as such..they have recently reconnected..Shannon was getting two of Nickies three girls last Saturday for a day of bowling and we discussed my joining them..
She talked to Nickie about it and Nickie said she would love for the girls to know me..
Kiera is 13 and Kayla is 10...Beautiful girls and I must say, they are the most loving girls..They sat by me and hugged me, sat on my lap...and just enjoyed our time together...
Kiera told me twice that she remembered me..I tried to tell her that she couldn't possibly because she was only a baby the last time that I saw her..
These girls are so open to having more family..and if I had stayed married to their grandpa, they most likely would have called me grandma..
In fact, Kayla said a couple of times, "it's grandma's turn"..(to bowl)..
I have since had contact with my step-daughter and she is thrilled about us all reconnecting our bond..
So, although I physically only had one child, my life seems to get more and more full...and I say, "the more, the merrier"..lol..
I still have to meet her youngest daughter...Bella...she is 5 and from what I hear, she is a pistol...lol..It should be interesting:)

Well, I better get moving here and get some paper work done..
Enjoy the rest of your week:)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

There is good news on my horizon....

I am going to Texas in two weeks...and I CAN'T wait..lol..I sooo need a vacation. Not from my personal life, but from this job..

My daughter and I have been doing some research into going to Vegas for two or three nights in February..(which we are still going to do).
Because we will be going over the week-end, I will only need to use two days of my vacation..

Anyway, my girlfriend is going to Texas to see her daughter and grandson. They will also be spending three nights in South Padre..
She called me on Friday and said she had a thought that she wanted to share with me.
She offered that if I could go with her, she would pay for half of my airfare...WELL, let me tell you, I was right on the phone with my bosses wife, letting her know that I was putting in a verbal request for 5 days of my vacation..I explained the situation and she didn't see any problems with taking that week..( I certainly hope not after I have busted my butt and gave up my entire summer)...

I called Lisa back and told her to book the flight..Her husband booked it the next day:)
She will be renting a van for us to go from Laredo to South Padre..I don't have to worry about the gas, car rental or hotel..These are things that they already had planned...
So, I'm going on vacation:)

In February, my daughter and I will still go to Vegas..SHE needs and deserves a vacation also...we won't be taking any of the kids this time..it will be the first time just the two of us have been on vacation...I know we will have a blast..

Tomorrow is the 5 year anniversary of my Moms passing..I had a moment today..
My daughter and I will probably go to one of the Chinese restaurants that my Mom loved to go to:)
We'll get through the day okay..we do a good job of being able to laugh at the memories that we have..and talk about the things that she loved:)

Tomorrow I give one of the work phones to our floor specialist that is going to fill in and make sure that the night people are checked in..he will also cover if someone doesn't make it in..
This will be a huge relief to me..although I will still have to do inspections and re-supply them.
My boss asked me if we still needed to hire someone...YES...I am not having all of the extras when he was paying someone else to do the job...Silly man:)

Well, I guess that's all for news...
Hope everyone has a great week!!