I'm working on a couple posts, but here are some random thoughts/updates.
I am looking forward to the weekend for a couple of reasons. One is the weather is supposed to be nice and I'm not at my second job and the other is I'm having a birthday! So I get to celebrate a birthday, some nice weather and a weekend off! Yeah. My office is doing it's usual pizza lunch for my natal day, which is fine by me. One less day I need to make a meal or bring lunch.
I called 4 people to give me quotes on new gutters and have only heard from two. Both quotes were just under $800. I do need new gutters and this very rainy spring/summer has made them mandetory. I tried to "repair" one gutter and made a royal right mess of it. This is a professional job, not a Betty job. Sometimes I wish I really was a Tool Belt Diva or had some fabulous hunky boyfriend who is also super joe handyman. Oh well, a girl can dream.
I though I had a prospective home for Poochie. I was soo very excited. A nice couple was looking to replace their elderly dog that passed away. We talked on the phone, exchanged a few e-mails and I sent photos of the dog, but they decided that they wanted a puppy and not an older dog with some minor health issues. Finding a home for Poochie is almost becoming a full time job. My Elderly Friend does not even ask about her anymore and I'm feeling a bit miffed about that. I'm bearing the cost of caring for this dog (and yes I am starting to resent it, but it WAS my decision to take her on), and Elderly Friend has just dismissed the dog totally from her life. I know Elderly Friend has other things on her mind, but ah, the dog is techincally yours! Oh well, live and learn.
I listed a bunch of books on Half.com, partly to get rid of them and decrease the clutter and partley to see if I can get a few $$$ in my pay pal account. My feeling is if they don't sell by September 15th, off they go to the Goodwill. Space is limited in my house and I really just want to declutter the bookshelf.
I applied for a full time position in a local company and did not even get a call back. I got a nice letter stating they had filled the position. I did find out for this open position they had over 150 applicants. I guess it's a sign of the times.