September 27th, 2007

Halloween Cat

There must be crisis

Every day this week SOMETHING has been wrong when I got home.

I don't remember Monday. Probably the power or something. Tuesday the power and the cable were out. Wednesday a pair of shelves full of knickknacks we were probably going to keep was knocked down and many things shattered (some things were salvageable, but there's a piece missing from my Rapunzel statuette and one ear from Barb's carousel horse); and the power was out in the entire back of the house.

Today nothing contractor-related; but my main computer will NOT turn on. The battery has been slowly dying, and this I knew, but I hoped I could cripple on for a while longer. Apparently not. Fortunately, I have little laptop, but it doesn't have access to my email (especially all the stuff I just downloaded before the last crash that rendered it un-startable). Oy.

But on the whole, things is going well. There is a frameout in our new room, showing where our dining room and AWESOME CLOSET will be, as well as marked lines for the next break-through (into the living room). They will be able to put our stained glass window into one of the new windows, which will get it out of the middle of our plate glass window in the living room. My foot still hurts and is still swollen, but I'm getting back mobility.

On the flip side, I haven't written a word in ages; although I am seriously considering joining NaNoWriMo this year. Not sure why, just to give myself a challenge, I guess, while I wait to hear on the first manuscript again. At least no news remains good news on THAT front.

And I found a site which sells kits which allow you to change your own iPod batteries, so I ordered one of those.

So now I have to go find a site selling batteries, and once my technical advisor rahirah wakes up from her nap, I have to ask her what it is exactly I need, because I haven't got a clue.

Today someone out in our company, upon receiving a major promotion, sent her "I accept this job offer" form to the Fire Claims P.O. Box instead of directly to H.R. (I don't know why.) Anyway, this allowed me to see exactly how much she will be getting in her new position. I see Claim Reps are, indeed, paid well for the stress. Almost twice what I'm making, to START, which had me momentarily wondering if I SHOULD try to get into claims...

Well. There it is.