08 September, 2011
The weather this past weekend (yes, I realize that was almost a week ago) was not nice – at all. It was either raining or when it wasn’t raining, it was so cold that pants and a long-sleeved shirt were required.
With the arrival of colder weather, cold and flu season has also arrived. There are two people in the vicinity of my office that are sick. I cannot stand the sound of someone sniffling and not blowing their nose. “Gross” is all I have to say about that…
My father-in-law held a yard sale this past weekend (in between when it wasn’t raining). I swear that man could sell air conditioners to Eskimos. We had taken him a small amount of “junk” that had been lying around our basement for years to sell on our behalf and he conveniently made us a nice $400. Have I said how much I love than man? I love him even more since he didn’t ask for a commission.
My new found wealthy feeling didn’t last long… On my way into work on Tuesday, I had a rock from a passing dump truck land on my windshield. I now have a nice golf ball sized “chip” in my windshield which will need to be replaced before winter because once the cold weather arrives in will spread and crack in a million different directions. Argh…
The Boy has started commuting with me this week. I’ve commuted alone for the past 20 years, so having another person with me will require some adjustment. All I can say is that it’s a good thing he’s entertaining, otherwise his constant chatter might drive me over the edge.
With The Boy starting school, his complaining has already started and so has his stressing about his workload.
The Boy: “Between work, commuting to school and school, I just don’t know how I’m going to keep up. I’m tired all the time.”
Me: “Welcome to the real world.”
The Boy: “That’s all the words of wisdom you have?”
Me: “At the moment, that’s all the words of wisdom I have energy for. I’m tired. I work – remember?”
The Boy: “Fair enough.”
My boss was not in the office today. Turns out – he was off for a colonoscopy. I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’m not feeling witty enough to find it.
Have a great night folks...