Wednesday, Apr. 06, 2005
Les Miser Always
My last entry has today's date on it but was written before I went to bed last night.
Today, Boss understands why I am moving to the opposite side of the country. Aside from the part that's related to him, I mean.
My TV never came back from the pawn shop, and it won't. I already knew that and figured it wasn't a big deal. However, I got my phone bill - again - and Youngest daughter, in her two weekends here, maxed out my long distance again. (I'm on a plan where it's got a ceiling of $20 per month.) Then I pulled up my bank info online to see if one of my checks had cleared and discovered on my unused account - to which 00 has access and is using - she's overdrawn. I allowed her to use the debit card on that account, thinking it's not possible to overdraw on a debit.
Obviously that was a wrong assumption. Thank God at least she isn't authorized to sign checks! That account is getting closed down this weekend when I can pay it to a zero balance.
For the rest of the day I've been fielding little crap, nothing that's the end of the world but it's all rolled into one BIG annoyance. For a midweek the news has been busy today, only half of the people I've called still haven't called me back. That's pretty normal. They'll all wait and phone at the same instant, on different lines, and probably five minutes before I'm supposed to do something else critical.
The governor's office called about an hour ago to go over her itinerary while here this weekend (as if I didn't already have enough to do) and I got another invitation from a major incoming corporation to do a tour at their site Friday. And there's a critical college board meeting Friday. Plus, in my spare time, I'm making picture tutorials for BJ so hopefully before I leave he'll know how to do billing and order entry and download and prep our weekend shows.
There's a recall going against one of the local politicians (sadly, not against the RIGHT politician, but I digress.) The city was planning to turn off ALL water tomorrow for several hours, but crew members found a way to limit it to only one section of the city - big surprise, since the local infrastructure is literally 100 years old in places. I mean, it was going to mean that all businesses and schools, even those along the US Highway, were going to have to shut down tomorrow just so crews could work on on project.
Oh, and BJ just called to say he'll be in late so I'll be going on for him in fifteen minutes. I'm glad at least that it was today. I have plenty of fodder for on-air and if the world crashes around me in the interim I'll have just one more thing to report.
But I think the kicker for today was this morning, when Boss advised me after I leave that I've got to leave a way to get ahold of me because he knows in advance he's going to have questions. Silly me, I always thought when you quit a job you didn't have to be on call for them any more. And I gathered he expects me to donate answers to those questions at no charge now. Gee... You think maybe he'll try to figure out the magic of spell check?
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )