I am going to my parents for the weekend and am picking up Max finally. It’s been over a month since we met up with my parents for them to take him. The apartment inspection is done and everything passed. Nothing needs to be fixed. Though I know a few things I would love to have fixed! Starting with the cupboards and linoleum floor tiles.
The cupboards are just so dingy and need to be sanded and either painted or lacquered again. Inside they need to be lined properly. And the linoleum floor tiles (individual tiles) are peeling up because they were just glued to existing linoleum underneath them. It was never done correctly. He saw that but never said nothing. I am assuming that most of that will be done after we leave. Whenever that will be.
Cory’s not coming with me this weekend. He’s gonna stay home and get a ride with his sister and her boyfriend to Truro on Saturday where is parents and aunts and uncles and cousins are staying for a long weekend in cabins there. We had planned on driving down together for a night or just for the day but that was before I went off work and the constant lack of money started. My parents are giving me the money to drive down to Digby and get Max. So I am going to stay the weekend and go to their camp with them if they go (weather depending). I’m hoping it wont rain too hard and we’ll get some camping time in.
I finally finished Connie Willis’ Blackout and All Clear. I have to say in the beginning I was riveted. I love WW2 and reading about events of the blitz. Add time traveling to that and they are actually great books. I did get bored towards the end. But then it took a bit of a twist and I was interested again I’m not much of a book reviewer so I am not going to even try. But I enjoyed them.
I am also about 3/4 done A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I really love Francie. She reminds me of stories of my Grandmother as a kid. I have another book The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker in my overdrive app on my iphone and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman on my hold list. So reading wise I guess I am set for another week or so lol. I guess I wont get as much reading done as I get back into work more and more.
But on the upside maybe I can finally feel like I am gaining back a little control. I still have not got the prescription filled yet that I was given last Friday. I literally do not have a penny to my name and can not stand asking anyone else for any more money. I’m determined I am just gonna wait it out. And deal. It’s so frustrating though. I hate taking a step forward only to be shoved back not so nicely about 10. I really feel I only gain about an inch and it took over a mile to get there. If that makes any sense.
My first day back was pretty easy. Took an hour to get my passwords all reset and accounts all set back up then I just did online training for about 2 hours. I work tech support so I had to learn about changes to some of the products and procedures for the stuff we have as well as learn about some new products. Wednesday and Friday will be much of the same then next week I am 9-12 all week and it will be much of the same, going over process, procedures and such that have changed or are new. Mid way through the week I will start y-cording with some of the other agents and doing emails and maybe reverse y-cording (me taking the call and them listening. So overall an easy two weeks.
Saturday Cory and I went fishing. It was hot! I reached 35°C at one point and the rest of the day evened out to about 30°C. We didn’t catch anything. Which is normal. Since we got the fishing licences a month ago I have caught one fish and he has not caught any. But I am positive we will get more. Cory’s buying me my own rod for my birthday (July 6th). I picked out a nice women’s one. It’s pink but I don’t really mind pink.
On Sunday we went for a walk at York Redoubt National Historic Site. I didn’t bring my camera so I don’t have pictures. But next time we go I am gonna bring my camera and a few other things. It was not completely all open but will be June 26th. We’ve both been there a number of times before. There is one part of it, the gun powder magazine that I want to explore a bit more. It was open Sunday but we did not have a flash light and after a few steps I was freaked out.
A few years ago a friend and I went down into the chamber, she was ahead of me and there was no one else around. On the way down behind her I felt a hand on my back, I figured someone had come up behind us and either lost their balance or thought I was someone else. I turned around and there was no one there. At the same time my friend screamed and said she saw a soldier in 1800’s uniform below her on the steps. So I really want to check it out more.
It’s 8:25 (at the time I started this post) and it’s 23°C already! It’s bright and sunny. Another scorcher. I wanted so bad to sleep in this morning since this weekend is the last before I go back to work but it’s just so bright and hot, I can’t even sleep. So I came out here (living room) to go on facebook.
Cory’s laying on the couch and he woke up momentarily to say “Hun, I’m so stupid, I set aside blah blah blah”. The blah blah blah part was not cause I wasn’t listening it was cause it was unintelligible lol. Hopefully he will finish explaining that when he wakes up!
I’m wondering what we can do today. Since I was feeling down yesterday and feeling sorry for myself I am determined today is gonna be different. Maybe we can go for a picnic and fishing. I just want to be outside. Should grab some sunscreen from somewhere first. I feel like I am just rambling on…
So I am hooked on this game on facebook thanks to Cory. Pawn Stars. It’s fun owning your own pawn shop and wheeling and dealing! I like the idea of being able to buy and then just sell stuff and make so much money! Speaking of selling stuff. My mother has commissioned me to put together an ecommerce wordpress website for her to sell her knitting and some other stuff a friend of hers makes. I think I may go in on it with them and start making jewelry again. I used to love beading and making bracelets and necklaces and stuff. Maybe it’s time to step out and go a little deeper with that idea.
Anyways it’s to sunny outside to just sit hear rambling on so I guess I should go get showered and dressed.