Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Few More Random Thoughts

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, 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.


Dawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your sunny weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is on Saturday the 8th and I have been actually looking forward to this one for a change. Hope that you have a great day!

Divorced Lifestyle said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry about the job. It's a tough market. I've been temping for almost 15 months, and sometimes I have to remind myself to just be happy I have a job.

Miss M said...

Happy birthday! You are so kind to find a home for poochie, I took in a stray chihuahua and if my dad hadn't adopted him I don't know what I'd do. Probably he'd still be here, older dogs are hard to place. Lots of luck.