Yep It’s Monday!

Hey Everybody!

To be very honest, I did nothing all weekend long. My goal was to lounge and do nothing only on Saturday. This was achieved, no problem. Sunday I was supposed to have two softball games, these would be my first in 3 weeks due to my vacation. That got scratched real quick when I woke up to rain, rain, and more rain. ALl of the games were canceled by 9am and I was left with no reason to do anything. Again. haha. 😀

We all stayed home for the most part. We did focus on trying to get Everett back into his better eating habits. We tried introducing a few more foods and in different ways. He responded fairly well to getting back at it. His fever has finally broke and he is feeling much better.

My boss is off on vacation this week. He is going to help his daughter build a deck or something, and wanted to work on his own house. While we are still at work and expected to work, it just feels a bit more lax. I am ok with that. I ran into a snafu with the printers from the UPS program I was to use for the shipping upgrades, and am now dealing with the fallout. I am basically CC’d on all of the emails being sent from our Purchasing Manager, the Sales rep. I used (and shouldn’t have), and the UPS Rep. I’m just sitting here twiddling my thumbs while the argue about who is going to pay for what and how I did it all wrong haha. Whoops. At the end of the day it isn’t the worst thing in the world. If we have to buy the printers I still have a use for them. If we don’t…then great. It is just very awkward to be a spectator.

I would have had a movie review for you but, it may have been the worst movie I have seen in a long time and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of tearing it down on a Monday haha. It was Singularity if you were wondering. To be short, “Don’t bother!”

I did start watching Community over the weekend and was able to squeeze in about 40 episodes haha. I told you I didn’t do anything! 😀

I hope you are all having a less awkward Monday than I am haha. I hope to see you back again tomorrow! 😀 😀

 

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Awkward!

Hey Everyone!

I missed Friday’s post due to this weird co-worker cover shift crap. We have divider her job between three of us and it is a pain in the ass. I get caught off guard by getting her work put on my desk at different times each day. They have also been running into some issues so the delay means I can’t predict when I’ll get my part to do. Just today I am still not done with my part, but last week sometime I was able to get it all done by 9:30 so who knows.

This weekend was not great by any means. I think we pissed off our babysitter some how and Everett has the Flu. Allow me to elaborate. We were supposed to be going to to my wife’s grandpartent’s house. That all fell apart when Everett came one Friday with a fever. We decided to stay home and make him an appointment for Saturday morning. While we were home bound for the night I figured I would try my hand at doing our taxes online for the first time. I got to the section about child care, and needed my child care providers SSN, if under a single person operation, or EIN if she was operating under a daycare status. Not thinking any thing of it I text her and asked for either. I got a poorly worded text back saying that she was not a daycare, just a babysitter. That lead me to believe that I would then need her SSN. I asked her for that so that I could finish my taxes up and I got no response.So I waited, maybe she was busy. As time passed my wife and I realized that she was most likely working 100% under the table, which would make sense, as to why, maybe, she was offended?

Saturday came, after being ignored all evening, and Everett had his doctor appointment. We figured he had an ear infection again and that we would leave from there to go back. Well, that was until he came back positive for Influenza A. So we headed on home, as not to get anyone else sick. Not hearing back from our baby sitter, we wanted to call her and clear the air about the tax thing and let her know that Everett was sick as well. This was late in the day mind you. I called her home phone with no answer. I then called her cell phone, with no answer, and left her a messages saying ” Hey, its Cale. I just wanted to clear the air with the whole tax thing, we weren’t aware that you operated under the table, and we are fine with that. In other news Everett tested positive for the Flu, please call me back when you can, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bye.” Sounds very calm and non aggressive to me?!? The rest of the evening went by without hearing from her. Everett was on a regiment of Tylenol and Ibuprofen.

Sunday morning arrived and we had another hell of a night sleeping in the living room with Everett being fussy. Around mid morning I tried giving our baby sitter another call, since it had now been about two days since she first ignored me. I got no answer on her home phone, and her cell phone was off so it went to voicemail. I didn’t leave one because I didn’t want to be that super annoying guy. I just wanted to speak with her. Still nothing as of, after dinner. That meant that I haden’t heard from her since Friday afternoon and I still wasn’t able to contact her directly about Everett being sick. So around 7pm Sunday I called again. No answer on the home phone, and no answer on the cell. I left a message saying, “Hey, its Cale. I hope you got my other voicemail. If not, Everett tested positive for the Flu, and wont be able to come to day care until his fever has broke for a full 24 hours. The soonest he would be back is Tuesday, we will keep you posted. Thanks. Bye.” That was that. Even now on a day where she watches kids I haven’t heard back. I don’t know if she is avoiding me because of the tax thing, that I don’t even mind, or for some other reason. Why, wouldn’t she call me back? My wife and I are mad about it all and when we do bring him back it is going to be super awkward. We don’t really feel comfortable sending him back there if she is mad at us for some reason, or because she failed to communicate with us as an adult running an illegal business.

My guess is that I will call her again tonight to let her know that he will be out for tomorrow too and likely be back Wednesday. I’m banking on her not picking up the phone :/ The real issue here is that we don’t have many options when it comes to legit daycare centers, and most people that do watch kids don’t report it on their taxes, so we would never get a tax break. That being said we really don’t mind it and can’t, because if she is really mad with us she can just say she isn’t willing to watch Everett anymore and we would be fucked. (Sorry for the language, but its true) We are kinda stuck.

We would love to just send him to another sitter entirely, but around here you can’t fins anyone. I just got off the phone with my wife. I may call the babysitter this afternoon, knowing that she is home with kids and try getting them to answer the phone. Who knows.

Here a couple pictures of my sick boy. He is still active and eating well enough. We hope he is over this by Wednesday.

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That is all for me today! I hope you have a great Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀 😀

 

What Do You Prefer In A Public Restroom?

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I have had some very weird random thoughts today. Don’t you dare judge me on this haha.

My first random though today was: “What makes a good public restroom?” See I told you it was weird. I then try to think about all of the restrooms that I have been in over the years. Some were great, and others not so much. Remember this is all from a male perspective, so urinals are involved. For me to begin to answer this question I had to think of what type of restroom user I am, privacy wise. I am a huge fan of being very private, others are very free and not worried about anything! I have been fighting the good fight on anxiety for years on my own, and have come to realized that in a public restroom it is better to have at least two stalls, to minimized the chance of interruptions and awkward human interaction when people try to barge on in. On the subject of stalls it is a must that the damn door latches work, no matter what kind they are. As a side note I prefer when the door swings out rather than in, since there never seems to be enough room and you always end up running up against every damn wall trying to get in there. This brings me to the point of cleanliness

 

**Sorry I had to go set up a projector for presentations tomorrow**

 

Back to cleanliness! I think we can all agree that this is a big factor in what makes a restroom good or bad, comfortable or uncomfortable. Everything has to be clean. Some places that have the best restrooms will go a step further and play off of your other sense to give you more of the illusion of cleanliness. Places will make the restrooms smell inviting or sterile, I feel that either tactics do in fact work on the sense of smell. Lighting can also play a huge role in this as well. You won’t want to walk into a dimly lit restroom, so most places light them well. Another thing you see quite often is seat covers, soaps, and sanitizers, these also give you a good outlook. Back to the point on privacy, for me it is a big deal. When it comes to urinals, I honestly don’t use them if I don’t have to. It isn’t out of fear or creepers looking around, but rather being that close to some one. In ranking urinals, from most private to least I would say that you first have wall mounted urinals with a full body divider. Next I would say just the wall mounted urinal, because the side walls stick out further than the next one on the list. Bringing me to this next one are the ones that are wall mounted but are build into the wall and go to the floor, these ones offer next to nothing in the privacy department. Lastly I would say that the feeding trough is by far the worst that I have encountered. It is literally a trough barley off the ground and every one stands there and does their thing into the same trough. So you can now see why I personally chose to avoid them, because even the most private one is still a think divider and nothing more.

In an awkward conclusion I would say that my ideal public restroom would have to be clean, well lit, have more than one working stall, and have urinals with dividers. It wouldn’t hurt to play some music as well to break the often weird silence that restrooms seem to bring on.

Well, I had another topic that I wanted to discuss but I feel like I will rant about that at a later date. I can tell you that it is about me wanting to start writing comic strips or even a book at some point. Where and when will I ever be able to find the time? Not sure but maybe!

If you have made it this far I applaud you. I want to thank you for visiting my blog. Feel free to like, comment, and follow my blog. I will be back again tomorrow, c-ya then! 😀 😀