• Work Related
  • First day back at work

    So today was my first day back at work. I woke up about 9 am to the smell of bacon cooking in the kitchen. Cory made bacon, eggs, home made hash browns (with veggies) and toast for breakfast. He loves to cook and is fairly good at it (mo on the other hand, well that is a story for another time…).

    After getting showered we sat down and ate breakfast together before I headed off to work. I left about 10:30am as I work at 11 am and wanted to get there a few minutes early. I live really close, 5 min by car but like to be at work at least 15-20 minutes before my shift starts to get everything set up on my computer, programs and such.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Last two weeks in a nutshell

    Okay so I am only really going back to the weekend before last since anything before that and post dentist appointment (last post) is a bit of a blur… I went home to my parents for a visit before they took off last Friday for a trip to Ontario and through the US. Since my brother’s brother was visiting for a few weeks it also seemed like good timing as he lives in Moncton, New Brunswick which is 466 km/289.6 mi from Digby, Nova Scotia where my family is. He is 264 km/164 mi from Halifax, Nova Scotia where I live if you drive around and less then that if you take the Ferry to Saint John, New Brunswick. Anyways…

    My brother is adopted if you are wondering and he has 5 siblings between his birth mother and birth father (he was the first born) and was adopted by my parents and I. Since I was 11 and had a say in the whole thing (which was cool), I fee I can add “I” in there. I will maybe do a longer blog post about that later since it will give me something to blog about later this week. But moving on.. Sorry my train of thought is a little awkward and all over the place right now. You’ll see why in a few more minutes. [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • Root canal or tooth extraction

    I made it through the dental appointment okay. They ended up not doing anything today as I have an abscess and infection that has traveled into my jaw (again) so I am back on antibiotics every 6 hours. I have an appointment on Wednesday to get my teeth cleaned.

    When I explained why I did not come back the Doctor said “Why don’t you start with something small like a cleaning while we are waiting for the antibiotics to clear up the infection and it will get you more comfortable with me and my staff here” which I thought was a great idea.

    So he is going to check Wednesday to see if he thinks the infection is gone and then I will make an appointment Wednesday for the extraction. I really wanted to save the tooth but to do that I need both a root canal which is almost $900 and a crown which is almost $700. The root canal would be covered (80%) by my work insurance but the crown would not be covered at all. [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • I’m so excited!

    So tomorrow we are picking up our new (to us) car! We both get paid so we will have enough for the rest of the down payment so I have made an appointment to fill out the rest of the paperwork, pay the down payment and pick up the Fiesta at 10 am. I have all the paperwork in order for the current car that we are trading in. I am so excited about it.

    I took the morning off work to go get it. I will take some pictures of it this weekend and post them. We plan on going fishing and maybe for a drive. This time I have to get my camera out. Last weekend we went for a drive and I brought the camera but never bought batteries for it and it stayed in my car the whole time. We got lost in Lunenburg, Cory and I got in a fight and then no one felt like getting out of the car after that. This weekend will be better [...]

  • Work Related
  • Coaching Out of The Box

    I started the Coaching Out of The Box training today. My coach, who is like a team lead, gave me his training material for me to read through and some other resources. As far as I can tell our training consists of reading and studying the books and writing a test afterwards. I don’t think there is any seminars, classes, etc. I will find that out as I get closer to actually becoming a coach. As far as I know no one else really has been given the materials to look over before they actually become a coach, however my project manager asked my coach to get me started since a lot of what I am doing is very “coaching” related already.

    He also went over the survey results from earlier last month where they asked agents to rate their support staff, one of which I now am. Overall the results were really good. People really seem to be happy with me and have very few concerns, all of which my coach said is all minor but that we will work on. The Coaching Out of The Box materials is the start of that work. [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • Whishfull thinking…

    I have this list of things I want us to get over the next year, which just seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Which of course means I need more and more money to buy/do everything.

    • ● Renew my passport
    • ● Get Cory’s passport
    • ● Get a SLR camera
    • ● Buy a new laptop
    • ● Renew my domain name and hosting
    • ● Rent a house or bigger apartment
    • ● Buy a washer and dryer

    Not to mention kids. Its still not happening. Though I suppose trying might help that some… I hate certain medications for that.  They strip you of all desire to do certain things.  We both have issues in that department. If you know what I mean.

    Some things seem to be going well. I have managed to stay out of debt so far.  Bills seem to be under control. Rents getting paid on time.  We have internet and a few cable channels. My works going really good.  And Cory was finally put on longer term disability.

    The last one means he does not have to struggle through working in extreme pain and come home to exhausted or in too much pain to do anything. He’s managing to stay busy and keep the apartment clean. [...]