Thursday Goings On!

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We are certainly making our way through the week.

I have been busy today helping set up multiple stand up desks for the people at work. I am also starting back up running the daily routine on the database side of things here as well. It is a big change from what I normally do, and it is very tedious. I would like to help minimize it and automating it as best I can.

The rain here has finally let up, and the sun is back out! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be able to mow my grass tonight as long as it stays nice. I haven’t been able to mow for a little bit due to weather and the ball tournament.

My golf outing is this Saturday. I’m pretty excited to golf again. I haven’t been since my brother’s bachelor party, which was a while ago. We are in teams of four and doing a scramble. We will be doing a full 18 holes and having dinner after. The company is paying for most of it. The cost for each individual is only $22.50 for 18 holes, a cart, and dinner. That is a damn good price! I hope I do well. I have been thinking about getting into golf, but only if I have a way of doing it often enough. Either way this Saturday will be a fun one! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll have to get back to work, we are still short staffed this week. I’ll be back again tomorrow! I hope to see you then. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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Bits of Everything!

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This will have to be another quick post. Today for lunch we met in the cafeteria and ate with one of the summer help kids that worked within our department. We had a couple departments there and the new VP. It was nice to just chat with everyone a little bit because we don’t always see each other.

It is pouring down rain here today. It was pouring down rain last nigh as well. I’m sure my yard is flooded lol, and I hope it hasn’t come into the house. Fingers crossed! We haven’t had a ‘flood’ in a while so I hope we are ok. It has been a nice reminder that the summer is, sadly, ending soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Everett has a haircut scheduled for tonight around 6pm. This will be his 4th cut in less than two years. His hair grows pretty darn fast.

I was also informed that tonight we have a Masonic practice. I found out about it this morning. It got lost in the long month. It is usually the 4th Wednesday in the month and general the next Wednesday is our meeting at the beginning of the next month. Months like this one have five Wednesdays and screw everything up haha. They are going to motion at the next meeting to just have it be the last Wednesday of each month. That will be much better.

Lastly today is my pay day! Woo! I was finally able to put a couple bucks into each of my savings accounts this time.ย  XD I’m hoping to keep saving until I hit my own set buffer amount and keep going. That way I can feel safe in getting a few things done and know that I didn’t just drain the whole account.

That is it for me today. I hope you have a less rainy Wednesday than me, and I hope to see you back again tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Around The Water Cooler!

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Today is the big tournament. We were allowed to wear our t-shirts to work today and keep it casual.

My department is a bit empty today. My two coworkers are off today. One will be off all week and the other is taking his first daughter to college today. I’m not sure how that makes people feel but I already don’t like thinking about it haha. It is just my boss and I here today, so hopefully nothing crazy happens, because I really don’t feel like doing much lol.

Does anyone have anything fun planned this weekend? Other than the softball tournament we way also be taking pictures of my brother’s family with their new baby. They were thinking about having some shots taken at a near by sunflower field.

Since this post is so short I’ll add some Firday memes:

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I hope the rest of the day just goes right along nice and easy into the weekend. Enjoy your day and I’ll see you all again Monday!

 

Softball & Haircuts!

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This week is slow going as of now.

I have received my order of an ‘All in One’ PC and a fancy laptop for one of our maintenance guys. I am still waiting on a terminal order that will probably take forever. lol

Last night after work we had our first softball practice. It went really well! We had about 10 or 11 guys show up so we ran through a bucket of ball and had some batting practice. We were able to gauge the interest and ability of a few guys that we were unsure of. Everyone hit fairly well so splitting the group into two teams will be a bit tough. I will be the pitcher of the first team, so I pitched to about 7 of the guys. This morning I woke up and my pitching wrist hurts really bad. I’m going to say it was from sleeping on it weird and not believe that it is from lobbing balls haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today we will take our first stab at having Everett get his hair cut at a salon. Wish me luck and cross those fingers that everything goes well. He has had it cut twice before, but by a family member. I will be taking him alone to get him a cut and myself. It is a new salon for me too, as I have been semi-actively been looking for a new spot. this place was recommended to me by a friend so I’ll give it a shot.

If everything goes well we might go for a bike ride tonight. We tried to last night but it just didn’t pan out. I hope we can do something to enjoy this weather tonight, even if it is just hanging out in the yard.

My wife is home with Everett alone for the first time with her new job today. I hope everything is going OK. The last few days she has had her grandma and mom come cover for her a bit, but not today! I think she will do fine. She just wants to manage her phone time around when he is being a pain in the butt lol.

That is all for me today. I’m hoping the week speeds up and then slows to a crawl this weekend, but I know better haha. I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Keep On Rollin’!

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Last night I met with a guy who helped run the gas plant that needed some IT help. I wan’t able to fix anything last night but I was able to determine what I thought could be done to help. I’m still in the dark on a ton of things that they have going on, but I have a direction for the issue that I saw. They have a machine that measures the amount of certain gases in other gases? I guess? It is pretty cool either way. It isn’t communicating with the PC that runs the software. I believe that they are clearly not on the same network based on their IP addresses and therefore cannot communicate. Coming in late to the game I have no idea how or why this is. I have them calling the company to confirm, and left myself open as a contact for further issues. I hope I can help a few more times.

This morning work as been a bit hectic. I have been tasked with taking care of all of the ‘dummy’ terminals in the shop, since our co-worker retired. Well, its a bit of a mess. I ran around all morning getting the make, model, serial number, status, and location of all terminals and scanners. It was not terribly fun, in any way. I have since entered them in a simple Excel sheet to keep track. It will have to be updated every time we send one out, replace one, or get new ones. After this I’ll run over to our other shop and do the same.

Tonight we will have our first company softball practice that huge softball tournament. I am excited to see if we get a decent turn out. I’ll be pitching so I’ll be sore tomorrow, after pitching to, potentially 20 people. With a bit of luck we can determine who is good at what and who can hit. If we hold a couple more practices before the tourny we should have a pretty darn good team. Our company hasn’t come close to placing and getting a trophy for years now, so it would b nice to bring something back! ๐Ÿ˜€

That is all for me today! I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Lonely Tuesday!

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I’m a lone wolf here at work today. I’m not entirely sure how it happened.

My networking co-worker is on a mission trip with his eldest daughter. Her youth group does something like that once a year it seems. Last year they went to Rome and did it all. I’m really not sure where they are this week. My other co-worker left at like 9am, not sure why he left. My boss is the biggest surprise. He has been out, going on two weeks now. He thought he had Lyme disease, and everything came back negative. He still felt like crap and eventually went to the ER. They sent him off to a better hospital where they found that he had irregular heart rhythm. Not good. I believe, yesterday, they shocked his heart back into rhythm. I guess that is what they do, but it is still scary at any rate. He said it instantly felt much better after they did that. I’m not sure if he will make it in the rest of the week or not.ย  So here I am, a one man department haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

It is another slow day. There have just been a few small fires to put out, nothing major. Which is what you want in my line of work lol. In more exciting news, the first semi-final World Cup game is on today at 2pm Eastern. France will be playing Belgium. I’ll be rooting for France since I have friends in Europe that are haha. I have no other ties to any of the remaining teams so that is who I’ll be rooting for the rest of the way. I think they have a pretty good chance to take it all the way.

I’m not sure if you remember, or if I even told you. I have been trying to get a hold of a large gas company in the area, who needed some IT help. They reached out on my Alumni College Facebook group. So it was oddly specific. I have been trying to gain access to their physical site, and they are being terrible about getting in touch with me. Well they finally have me coming to one of their sites tonight to look at a few things, to determine if I can even help them out. If it goes well and I am able to help them I should be able to learn a few things and make some extra cash, which is always a good thing.

That is about all I have for today. I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Coffee Talk!

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A little later than I thought I would be. Generally Friday’s are slow for everyone here, but that isn’t the case today! My co worker is retiring, and the other two aren’t here. I have been fielding things all morning long. I have already worked on both of our conference rooms for different reasons, fixed up a company laptop, answered some shipping emails, and worked on an email signature for one employee. I’m a fan of getting things done so I jumped on all of those and got them done.

Anyway! It’s Friday, and I’m loving it. The weather here is supposed to be hot and sunny. After work today I’m going to pick up Everett from daycare, head home, fill up the inflatable pool we bought, fill it, clean the car, then jump in the full pool! Everett has some floaties that we want to try out and those plastic kiddie pools suck, lets be honest, so I bought a bigger one. ๐Ÿ˜€

We are supposed to be in a ‘heatwave’ for the next week here with temperature soaring above 90 degrees for multiple days. To top it all off it gets humid here, so it is no fun at all. I’ll probably die playing softball this weekend. Saturday we are heading back to camp for the diaper party my brother is having. It’ll be nice to spend some time in the woods. I haven’t been able to as much as I would have liked so far, so this will be refreshing. ๐Ÿ˜€

What are your go to hot summer day activities? Do you grab some of your favorite ice cream, hope in a pool, relax indoors with some A/C? Let me know in the comments below!

Other than that I’ll leave it short and sweet today! Go enjoy the nice weekend, when you can, and remember to be safe. Wear that sunscreen and drink a ton of water! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Thursday!

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It’s Thursday, we are most of the way through the week that is something to cheer about. Work is slow, I am bored.

My wife is home working her first day! That is exciting, I hope she is home loving what she is doing. Everett is at daycare for the rest of this week and next, so that she can learn the ropes. Earlier today she was setting up all the software on her PC. It can only get more stable from here.

I have been playing that House Flipper game way to much in my spare time. I may be addicted lol. I have only had it this week, I believe and already over 17 hours in the game. Which isn’t a ton for me but it is when I am always busy. In my prime gaming ‘mode’, through college, I was averaging 90+ hours of gaming every two weeks. So, yes more than a full time job.

Keeping it short and sweet today, because I am super scattered today!

I’ll see you all again tomorrow morning for some ‘Coffee Talk.’ Hope to see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Bring On The Weekend!

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I’m looking toward the weekend already. I am over this work week. Not for any real reason, it has just been a slow week. I’m still not loving this UPS thing. They have pushed a piece ofย  software off to another department and are just running around. I’m not even mad I just want to get this project off my desk literally. ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, this weekend we have my company’s summer picnic. It is at a water park every year. They rent a pavilion and have food catered. We get passes for the park and water rides, and even play some Bingo! Last year Everett was only two months old, so he will hopefully enjoy himself better this year. We hope the weather stays nice because they are calling for some rain but it should be ok.

This is a short post for a short attention span. I’ll be back again tomorrow morning, for some coffee talk. I hope to see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

On Boarding!

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Happy Tuesday! To be very honest even after I posted yesterday I still thought it was Tuesday yesterday haha. That’s how screwed up I was. ๐Ÿ˜€

Work has been very boring today. I have a meeting to discuss our on boarding process at 1pm. I was selected to be on a committee that will revamp our procedure on that topic. If you aren’t sure what on boarding is, it is the process of bringing in new employees and how you ensure that they get what they need, and feel welcome and comfortable with their job. there is way more to it but that is the gist. We are hearing a webinar today for more information and I think after work on the 21st we may be meeting at a bar to discuss more ideas.

Right now our company doesn’t do too much other than a welcome sheet, and a lack luster tour of the building. We are looking to be mentors and walk with them for the first three months. We want to offer surveys of how they are doing, what they expected vs what they have experienced, and assign them a buddy in a way in their department. This all on top of the welcome sheets and a real detailed tour of the company as a whole. Someday we will write it in to the handbook as ‘law’ for a lack of a better word at the moment.

I would love to know, if it applies, if you have dealt with an on boarding process, from either side. Have you ever been through an on boarding process? How was it? Have you been on the administration side? What techniques have you implemented?

Let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll be back again tomorrow, and hope to see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€