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Happy Belated Canada Day to my Canadian readers; and
Happy Independence Day (Tomorrow) to my American readers; and
Happy Battle of the Boyne Day (on Thursday) to my Nothern Ireland readers. I’m not even sure that I have any Irish followers or what the holiday is even about, but I see it’s on my calendar, so it must be worth celebrating. Enjoy!
Today is my first day back to work after an extra long four day weekend. I’m struggling to say the least and while I love the extra days off, sometimes it’s just not worth the punishment of having to get back into the work groove.
J and I spent a good portion of the day on Friday, taking an extra, extra long stroll on the beach. There just something about sunshine, water and sand that makes all your worries disappear. Even if the feeling was short-lived, at least the cobwebs were temporarily removed from my brain.
As with much of North America, we are in the midst of a heat wave. I’m not complaining about the heat, but I am complaining about the fact that our central air conditioning unit stopped working on Saturday. Of course with it being a holiday weekend, there wasn’t a soul around with a part to fix it, so we struggled through and will hopefully pick up the part to have it repaired today. I think the HVAC guy was a little taken aback when I told him I just needed the part and that we didn’t require him to install it for us because I was well versed in the repair required… all thanks to You Tube.
Ooooh, I did get a bit of good news last week. It appears I haven’t managed to totally tick my boss off because apparently he has approved my performance bonus for this year. Thank goodness for small wonders. Now, I just have to make it through the formal review to see if a raise is also forthcoming. I’m not holding my breath…
Time to get back to work…I have people to impress and 3 days left to do it. Good thing I work well under pressure.
On more than on occasion, I find myself relating to Dilbert. I'm not sure whether it's the resemblance of his boss to my superiors or just the true to life mentality of our neighborhood cube-dwellers, but he resonates with me.