Monday, April 4, 2011

My Sunday was spent going through a full tote of my daughters pictures...There were only a few albums and the rest were just laying in there..
The tote is now empty..I now have four piles of pictures..well, actually for each of the kids, one for my daughter and one of miscellaneous pictures..

While I was doing all of that, I was waiting for the cable guys to show up...I could not get my laptop online..
They finally showed up at 7:00pm..worked for 45 minutes..when they left, I had the internet..but it didn't last long. By 8:30 I had to call them back. I was told that the problem wasn't with their box, it was with the netgear box..and I would have to call them..which I did..only to find out that I was talking to someone in India..UGH..I was not a happy camper..For one, I am so against all of the outsourcing companies do..and then there is the problem of trying to understand the guy...after 25 minutes on the phone trying different things,it was still not working..

Then my son tried something and I was back online...I didn't get my work orders sent in until almost 11:00pm..
I decided to just stay up because I had to clean the restaurant again..I left home at 1:30 and it was NASTY out..rain, lightening and thunder..I do not like driving in those conditions...

Today I have torn apart my apartment "literally" trying to find the disc for my cordless printer..since we had the work done last night, my computer will not recognize it..
Murhpys law has struck..It is the one disc I can not find..
I have been trying to get more organized so that I will know where things are when I need them..I guess I didn't do that soon

Thankfully I did save my old printer..down in the basement meant going through a ton of totes to find it..But I did and it worked great for least I was able to print out my daily work sheets...

I talked to the general manager at the place that I bought the bike..they are putting a stop to all paperwork and I will NOT be held to the contract...I will probably have to pay a cancellation fee but that is the least of my problems..I will probably get most of my deposit back..The accountant will be contacting me..
I do know that God was watching over me on this one..because as we all know, dealers will make you stick to a signed contract..
They have been very nice about the whole situation and I appreciate it very much..

Well, time to make something for dinner ..clean up a little and get to bed early..I have to clean the restaurant again tonight...

Enjoy your week,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Buyers Remorse!!!

So, I picked the bike up on Thursday and by 7:00pm I had buyers remorse.
I had tried to talk myself into thinking I liked the bike well enough..and that having an extra payment wouldn't be THAT

When the sane me got to thinking.....I knew I wasn't REALLY happy with the bike..
I actually got a sick feeling..I called my daughter and explained to her how I was feeling.

The guy at the shop said that I had two to three days to decide if I liked it or not..
I called them in the morning..and right away, I felt put off..I was not liking that..He said he would talk to his manager but that the general manager was not in..

He didn't call back. After an hour of waiting I called a tow shop and made plans for them to pick the bike up and deliver it back to the dealership..

My daughter and I got to the dealership before the tow truck.
I talked to the manager..He said all of the paperwork had already been sent in..
I let him know that I didn't care and I was told that I had two to three days to return it..
He called the GM and then told me that the GM would be back to work on Monday and would call me to see how to handle the situation.

I made him write out a note stating that I had returned the bike and it was now in their possession..

I'm sure they will give me a hard time about giving me back my $600.00.
I'll compromise on that..maybe give them something towards doing all of the paperwork..but I hope they don't think they're getting all of my deposit..
Oh what a mess I made being impulsive..

What's done is done and I'll get thru this..with Gods help, I will handle the outcome whatever it is:)

I picked up a bucket of pictures from my daughter yesterday..I'm organizing them for her..Giving each of the kids their own album..
I can't tell you how much fun it has been looking through these pictures.
She also had the pictures that I stored at her house during the last part of my marriage.
Such wonderful memories are stored away..not forgotten, but certainly not looked at as often as they should be..
I'm making a point of keeping them at hand to be looked at at any given moment...

Well, that's my Saturday in a
The sun has finally come out..they said it was going to get as high as 48 today..."sure"
I think I'll get out there and clean and reorganize my van..tomorrow is supposed to be I know I will not want to do it then..

Hope your week-end is going well!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I DID IT!!! I bought a bike..I picked it up today...It's only 43 degrees here, so it was a cold ride

I'm a little disappointed that it seems more like a scooter than an actual motorcycle...BUT, it is small enough for me to handle safely and that is the most important thing..
It's really made for short, leisurely rides..and that's good enough for me..

I rode the bike home and then had to head out to work for a bit..then I came home, got the bike and took a ride to Walmart to have a few keys made..
I have no problem getting the bike in and out of the garage, making turns..It seems a little strange because everything is so much smaller than I am used I'm sure I'll get used to it:)

It's going to be another working week-end for me..but one of my new workers is going to give me a hand, so it won't be as physically overwhelming..
We're still waiting for word on getting a new batch of banks..Oh, they're getting estimates for specialty care..floor buffing, carpet spot removal and such, but not the janitorial...ugh..I won't get rid of the restaurants until we have enough banks to warrant getting another account manager..
Waiting for that to happen is getting harder by the moment..There are days that I just want to chuck this that's not happening any time

My daughter will be doing a walk for Autism in May..It's only a 3 or 4 mile walk..that's not too bad..We found out about it when we went to pick Paris up from school..Paris being Autistic is just an added reason to help a very worthy cause..
My niece is going to do the walk should be a fun experience..I'm so looking forward to it..

Well, time to hit the road again..I have one more job to resupply...and then it will be an early night..

Have a great Friday and Week-end!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

I was so happy to see Monday many people feel that way because it means heading back to work and the grind of the week..
For me it means getting back to 'my' I had to work at one of the restaurants this week-end..I had trained a gentleman for cleaning it only on the week-ends..It appeared that he wanted the job. I didn't have an extra key to give him so we were supposed to meet Saturday morning at 3:00am..I would then give him the key and the alarm code..Also, he was supposed to be at the office on Thursday to finish his paperwork..He never showed up and never called..
I held out hope that he would still show up...NO...oh well, we do have a few other applicants to work with..It just means that I will have to train again next week-end...

I have been doing this early morning shift for almost a month now..and it plays havoc with my schedule..
I haven't been able to get my younger grandkids...

Even with the strange hours, I was able to accomplish a few things this week-end..
We had water in the basement from last weeks big rain..I didn't have the energy to deal with it then, but I did check it out didn't go all the way into my storage locker..and most of my things are in plastic bins..only my small tree was in a cardboard box on the floor..I took it out of the box and put it in a Christmas tree plastic bag..So, all is well...

I finally got to my ironing...that was had about ten pieces to girlfriend can't believe that I iron some things...

I haven't heard anything from the new guy since late Saturday night..and that was still only e-mail jokes back and forth..
That's fine with me..I never did see anything permanent there anyway..and I had decided that if he was interested he would have to make the first move..

I went out with my friends for a while late Saturday afternoon..
Sunday my friends Joe and lisa and I went for a brunch..We had been there once before..It's a nice place..leans more towards being fancy than casual..
It's only 2.50 for coffee..which I find odd...
The food is very good..and the view is's right on a lake..I can't wait until it should be beautiful....

Now for this week, things should calm down..I will have more training on the week-end, and then next week I'll have to train at a bank..but for now, I'm back to my regular schedule and I'm loving it...
I was so down Saturday and Sunday that I even gave thought to quitting this wears on you..the hours and some of the people...
Some people just refuse to take direction. Even when it is proposed to them in a pleasant way..
I would never have thought to talk to my manager the way some of them do...Oh well, I feel better today:)

Hope everyone has a great week:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I originally started this post with the same old news about work..then decided that I am sick of going over and over it again..So, I'm not going to do

I had an "almost date" the other
A few months ago I met a guy while at the bar with a couple of girlfriends..He owns an auto shop..I asked him if he ever gets motorcycles in..he said he does and I should give him a call so he would have my phone number...I did...but I never heard from him..

Well, the other day was soooo beautiful I decided to look his number up again and call him..his e-mail address was there also and I decided to go that route..
He replied a short time later.. He started off with good morning sunshine..he doesn't have any in now but will start looking for one..
I replied with a thank you..
Then he sent me a St. Patricks Day joke..
I decided to be very bold and I said if he was out and about around 5:30 my girlfriend and I would be at the place that we originally met..he replied back "will do"..
He showed up right at 5:30..We had a nice time..

I don't think we will ever be more than just friends..He's only 49 and I don't think he's looking for a relationship..
My fist impression of him was that he is a typical gift of gab and he can tell some stories for sure...
But, he's fun and he's really he has a motorcycle. I could see us being friends that hang out together..

He walked me to my car and then asked if I wanted to go to another bar with him..I said I had to be up at 3:00 for work so I really needed to get home and get some sleep.
He asked about going another night..I said that would work...

Then he kissed me...(just a little beyond friends)
I did send him a short e-mail when I got home telling him that I had a nice time.
He replied that he did also and we should get together again..

So, I am leaving the ball in his court.. if he wants to hang out, he can call me..or if he finds a bike he can call me..We'll see how it turns out..

I do have to say that it was nice having the attention.
He is the first guy I have kissed since my divorce almost three years ago..

Today my girlfriend made a comment that I certainly must not want to get married again..I was a little taken aback by that..
I've spent three years on my own making sure I'm healed properly before even FEELING like I might want to date someone..
I told her that I don't necessarily want to get married again, but I'm only 55 and I want to have a nice guy to hang out with..I don't want to spend all of my time alone or being the fifth wheel on outings..
She said that if her husband died she would never get married again..I told her she can't say that until she is in that position..

Anyway, it was fun..and I can certainly use some of that in my

I'm going to go watch tv in bed and go to sleep early....
lol..Saturday night and I'm going to bed at 7:30...

Monday, March 14, 2011

I finally did it..I bought a tv..It's only a 32 inch..but with my living room being as small as it is, it works for fact, I am loving it....
When my son saw it, I could see how much he liked it, so the next day, I went and bought him on too..Needless to say, he is a happy camper:)
I also bought a small desk..I needed a "place" to put my bills..I needed to get organized..I'm very happy with it..Now I just have to find the time to get all of my paperwork in

I used some of my tax returns for my new purchases..I'm saving some and using some for a short trip this summer when my granddaughter graduates..Can't wait..we had talked about going to New York..but it looks like we may end up going to California or Florida..

Work has been extremely busy..I fired one guy..found a replacement for then I had to train him..Not sure how he's going to work out.. He's pretty slow and going way over time..I'll keep my fingers

Friday at 3:30 in the afternoon, one of my problem workers called to say he needed the night off..I asked him why..he said that he had been moving all day and was tired..(he had six people).
I told him that it was too short of notice and I had to train someone..and couldn't cover for him..He was pissed and said he was giving up the job cleaning the bar..without any notice..OKAY.
I told him to call the office and let the office manager know his intentions....He did..
I have been covering for him ever since.

The reason he wants to give it up is because he thinks that with the nicer weather, he only wants to do specialty work.. what he doesn't know is that my boss is taking him off of that because he can't or wont do the final cleans the way they should be done...
I talked to my boss about it today and he is going to see if Gary wants to keep the bar cleaning job or have nothing...

I don't like dealing with this employee..he doesn't take direction well...and is just a royal pain in the butt...
On the other hand, I am really tired of getting up at 2:00am to do the job myself...sooooo, if he wants to keep it, I'll go along with it...

Camerons birthday party was a lot of fun..I have never played laser tag was a blast.
Cameron loved his presents and was such a good boy...His sister on the other can have this snooty little attitude..which I have talked to her about..and I talked to her about it again that day...You can't treat people rudely and then expect them to have open arms when YOU want least it doesn't work that way with me...

I went for my follow up mammogram today...Good news, I don't have to go back for 1 year..
That is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders..
For now that cloud has been lifted and I'm going to enjoy not having it stuck in the back of my mind......

Time for me to get moving on getting my paperwork organized:)

Have a great week...we're supposed to hit 60 this week...YaaHoo.....

Friday, March 11, 2011

This is the gentleman from channel 12 that came to interview my nephew Jason..He sure was a cutie:)
The deer in my sister-in-laws yard. Lake view..
This is the house we lived in on the same lake that my sil now lives on. My daughter was five years old..This was the first time she has been back to Eagle River since she was 6..

Last Friday my daughter and I went to Eagle River..It's about 250 miles from my house..
About 45 miles from our destination my brakes started making a horrendous I babied it to her house and left it sit for the week-end..
We had a wonderful time..I haven't laughed so hard in a long time..

Originally, I was a little afraid to make the trip as it involves going right past the house my ex and I put up there...I did not want to do that...I made a last minute change in the route and bypassed it completely without going out of my way..

Anyway, we had so much fun.
My nephew was there for the week-end to play at a bar..and the second night he played at a benefit for homeless vets..
He works with an organization that helps them get into housing. He also helps with a food pantry.
I'm so proud of him.
He spent 11 months in Iraq..and now deals with post traumatic stress syndrome.
On Saturday, he was interviewed by channel 12 news about his Homeless Vets Initiative.
I haven't seen it yet..we thought that they were going to fix the error they made about his time in Iraq..they said 10 years..he was in the national guard for ten years and Iraq 11 months.
anyway, it was very interesting...

I had already written a post about all that we did, but it is now lost in cyber space and I am so tired right now that I don't have the energy to re-write it all...

The day after I go home from the trip, I had to go clean one of our restaurants because my cleaner was a no call no show....
Needless to say, he was fired..and now I am cleaning it..getting up at 2 am and getting home about 6 am...Today I stayed up because my breaks were making noise AGAIN...I had to take it in..they said that a piece of hardware had come loose...great...
Now I'm back in business..they fixed it..

I then went to the store with my daughter to find a birthday gift for my sweet Cameron. He turned 8 on March 6th and tomorrow is his party...
I didn't get his gift, but I did get a 32 inch tv for my living is now up and running and I am LOVING it...
So, now I will go to sleep for a bit and then head out to work for a few hours...

Hope everyone has a wonderful week-end!!