What A Day!

Hey Everyone!

I wasn’t able to get a post out yesterday, and for that I apologize. Aside from being swamped at work, I had to meet with the plumber once again, and take the dog to the vet.

This weekend was fun and now I’m sore. We played 5 softball games on Saturday with a fairly new younger team. Still the same core people but some nice additions. We will have a good team this year. It was a long hot day, but felt great to get back out there.

Back to yesterday.

First at work I have been setting up a few machines at the same time trying to get everything out at the right time. I have a ton of things in my office. If you didn’t know better you would start to think it was a storage shed haha.

Over the weekend our big sink that the washer drains into, was clogged. Without being able to do laundry or wash the paint sprayer, we were sitting ducks. So around 11 am I got the call that the plumber was on his way. I was with him at my house until about 1 pm. They were the same company that I used before. He took apart all of the fixtures to the sink and moved it out of the way.

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Until we were left with just this pipe sticking out of the ground.

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In that picture you can see the small trap on the floor and his snake. He ran that a couple of times before doing this.

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This is a balloon mechanism that you feed water into. the end expands, like a balloon, in the pipe so a seal forms. It then uses a tight nozzle on the end to shoot water out in a jet stream and blast the gunk out of the small pipe in the the main line. Thankfully this worked and we were able to clear the pipe. He put every thing back together and back to work I went.

I was only at work for another couple hours before I had to leave early to pick up Everett. Once I got home I turned right back around with the dog and took her to the vet for her annual Lyme vaccine. She lost the winter weight, and they said she looks and sounds great. We will take that win! She is a real pain in the ass at the vet. She walks in the door every time and starts barking non stop until she is put in a room. They put her in one early because she was so annoying haha. Its always a struggle.

I finally made it home and changed my clothes, and headed out to paint some of the fence. The weather isn’t looking great for the end of this week so I wanted to make sure I used the good days while they were here. My paint is getting old and the latex is getting a bit chunky? I guess? So the sprayer is getting clogged and isn’t working well. I decided to hand paint all of the weird spots like the 4×4 posts, and 2×4 supporting beams. this way when I go get another fresh gallon tonight, I can just spray the boards and maybe be done! that would be great.

That was my busy weekend and even busier Monday! I hope you had a great weekend as well, and I hope to see you back again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Ermehgerd!

Hey Everyone!

WOW! I can’t keep anything straight this week lol. No morning post as you probably realized. :/ I have again been running non-stop since I got in to work today. My co-worker was supposed to have the day off so I ran everything my self this morning, then he decided to come in the rest of the day haha. Don’t ask me why anyone would want to do that! πŸ˜€

However, it is Friday! I’m excited for the weekend and for the time off. Last night I was able to program my garage door remote and get that all working for my wife. She will be very pleased now that she/me doesn’t have to lift the door manually anymore. πŸ˜€

We are all starting to get over out colds and hopefully we can have a sickness free weekend! I let you in on our weekend plans yesterday so I guess there is no need to go over them again.

I do have a bit of a rant that I’m sure you can all get behind. This morning, before work started, I had some bills to pay. Who doesn’t right? I was sitting here going through each bill online and paying them off, when I got to my quarterly garbage bill. (Disclaimer: I know it is a small bill and only quarterly, but this is about the principle haha) I noticed that it went from $74 to $86. That caught my eye and I dug a little deeper. I looked at the bill itself and saw that on top of a site fee, which I always have, I had a “Fuel Fee” of over $11. I then looked at all of my past bills and this fee was no where to be found. So since I deemed this ridiculous, in my own head I called them the moment they opened!

Once I got a lady on the phone I asked if she could tell my why my bill was 11 dollars higher than normal for the same exact service. I wanted to give them the benefit in case it was for a real reason. She said that they increased the fuel fee as of April 1. (I made sure to bold that word, because that means that she is passing this off as a pre-existing charge when it is not one.) I went right in on her a bit and said something along the lines of: “This is a fee that hasn’t been on any of my other bills and is an increase of over 10% to my total bill.” She instantly told me that she would see what she could do to lower it for me and put me on hold lol. I may have scared her a bit. Also it is about 15% higher once you do the math. She got back on the phone and lowered the $11 charge to a $2 charge and I was content enough lol.

How these, companies we are forced to use, can get away with this crap is beyond me. There was no notice that anything was changing and with something changing that drastically you would think they have to send out some sort of notice. I get that this amount quarterly isn’t a big deal, but lets consider how I’m being raped by my student loans and then you will get the idea. They have increased their interest rate 7 times on me in the last year! I went from a $300 payment to $400 in a year, that’s nuts. I certainly didn’t get a raise to coincide with that increase. That is when things like this get bad. I just can’t stand that they can do what they want and I have to try and keep my head above water. For Shame! lol.

Anyway that is all. I don’t want to work myself up again lol. I hope you all have a great weekend and with any luck I’ll be back Monday! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Busy Day Today!

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I have been super busy with work today, which is welcomed any time. Just a quick run down of things I’ve done will follow. I have corrected a couple networking errors, set up a Sales Department Kiosk PC, had a meeting with Purchasing about the transfer of one of their employees and the addition of a new one, set up a laptop for said transferring employee to use while training, helped set up a new printer in our other building, fielded a few tech help questions, and solidified the use of the new Debit/Credit form I created. Now if that is too large of a sentence, good! That was a ton of stuff all in the matter of a couple hours. It doesn’t end here either. When I get done writing this I’ll be off to finishΒ  setting up that printer for a few people, as well as creating another PC for the new employee coming Monday.

Last night my wife and I had a little discussion about the home situation. Her mother gave us some insight that, having one built or placed on the property by her grandparents is not out of the question. To me that is a good sign. We just have to voice the question out right and see where we land. He may straight up say no. He may straight up say yes. He maaayyy say yes with a stipulation that we build rather than place one down. He mayΒ  want to pick his own contractor, or have say in what is built (which we don’t want). there are still a bunch of unknowns but for now I like the fact that they just haven’t said no yet haha.

Everett has his 8 month checkup today right after work, so I’ll pick him up from day care and grab his mama, and be on our way. I am excited to see how a routine checkup goes there. Again we are at the new pediatrician, that we love so far. We have a few questions about his diaper rashes and what not but other than that it should be pretty straight forward.

I have finished season four of Game of Thrones, and still love it dearly. I will not spoil anything, just in case there are people new to the series, like I was. It is just amazing how they can keep the intensity up while having a great story line.

That is all for me today, I hope you have a great Tuesday! I’ll see you all again tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Gotta Run

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Today up until this point has been very uneventful. With that being said I am now swamped with an issue that we are having with local group policy and possibly a hang up with the Windows 8.1 operating system. I will have to cut this post super short because of that, but that comes with the territory of finding time to blog at work lol.

Later today I will be putting the baby furniture together since it didn’t come yesterday and I hope that the contractor guy is coming this week to finish the hole in the wall project. I got paid today and now only have $2.00 in my account lol. That is a quick update, please enjoy the rest of your week! I’ll see you here again tomorrow, with much better content! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€