August 03, 2012
First Full Day of Leisure
My first full day off from work actually worked out well. First, I went to get all my books and stuff from my former employer as I had my bike yesterday and couldn't fit it all on (especially the flat screen monitor I had bought for the laptop they gave me - yes, it was mine, they didn't reimburse me for it). I woke up around my regular time, but took my time and left about 30 minutes later than usual. Would have sworn I was moving an entire appartment's worth of stuff - had 4 boxes, a bag of workout gear and two shoe boxes (oh, and the cooler of food). Tells you how much time I spent there I guess.
The old desktop was 10 years old and groaning and grinding something terrible, and I was afraid that it wouldn't last much longer, so I ordered a new computer last week. I had recieved the new computer, a refurbished higher end HP Thursday, and prior to the lay off I didn't know when I was going to find time to migrate all the stuff from my old computer plus install all the new software (Office and Antivirus plus drivers for printer and wireless mouse/keyboard). So, I spent a lot of today getting it all set up. Just in time for Monday, when I will be filing for unemployment and hitting the interwebz in search of a job.
Also, now have time to take Tory to the vet for his annual physical (I made the appointmet today; he'll go in Tuesday), and I ordered oil as the tank is darn near dry. We figure prices are as low as they'll get, so might as well fill it up. All that and two loads of laudry done, on the line, and folded/hung after they got dry.
Probably won't have time to post this weekend, so wanted to update all as to a few of the doings around here.
Bogie--You certainly achieved a lot in one day! I was panting from just an hour and a half of lawn work. The mental images made me pant harder!
Don't know when it was, but I recall your having mentioned that you had taken your own monitor to work so that you could see better. It sounds like the layoff was a "no notice" one.
I was somewhat puzzled by your statement on the laundry - until - I re-read it and found that I had read "dry" as "wet". How can my brain play such tricks?
Gotta go move the hoses.
Posted by: Cop Car at Aug 4, 2012 8:46:44 AM
No platitudes....just a comment. It seems that since I've been reading your blog you've had several job changes, and what comes to mind is that you are never out of work long. Apparently, you have a fairly wide base of skills and a willingness to work at a variety of jobs. I'm sure your job hunt will be successful. Meanwhile, congratulations on all you got done today!
Posted by: buffy at Aug 4, 2012 5:57:07 PM
Buffy, I've had four jobs since you've known me. I've been employed without any gaps for the last 8 years because two times were voluntary job changes, where I had a new job before leaving the old.
The previous two times I was laid off, I was off for 7 months and 5 months respectively (2001-2002 and 2004). The job market is not that great, so may be looking at the same time frame. I sincerely hope not!
Posted by: bogie at Aug 11, 2012 4:33:55 PM