trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Friday, January 20, 2006

In the aftermath of yesterday’s very demanding requirements of me, physically, predictably, I have been at low ebb physically all day…fortunately an easy day…but I just was too tried to cook and got take out for the 2nd night in a row…I never do that…have to make an appearance at work tomorrow, but it’s a “when I get there” thing…no alarm tonight…when I wake up…if I wake up (hehe)…then I’ll go in…

Although all I wanted to do was go home I did have one errand that needed running…when I was out on the Westside last night I forgot to stop at farm tractor and get cat food…well this morning I put out the last of the special dry I feed, I have some left of the indoor cat formula…but the adult blend that helps with urinary tract infections I was out of…and one of three is prone to that problem…so…

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Workday was an absolute monster, I got 6 hours of help from assorted fellows and barely got every thing done that needed to be done…and I am ripped up, messed up and total gone tonight…a day I will try to forget but probably will re-occur in nightmares for the rest of my natural life (wait a minute as a trollie that’s probably unnatural life…oh h*ll)…

Cashed the check, did I few errands and as I have no bills that are hounding me will deal with the payments, tomorrow…or the day after…or maybe next pay day…I have the money…but screw those who I owe…I’m not in the mood…

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dang…dang…double dang…apparently a mistake was made when loading the new upgrade to the software that is being switched to a web-based system…we had to load the last 4 days into the old system and do a reload on the change over…2 hours work for nuthin’…and then we have to take another shot this weekend and early next week…@#$%)&&^

It took me almost 3 hours to load the outbound today, if you count the ½ hour of manual paperwork, because I couldn’t do it in the system (maybe 5 minutes of system time…and all the other hassles of the load…one of which was the driver had to re-spot the truck at the warehouse because he forgot to open the swing doors before he was against the dock…$@!###)(***

I am way behind and have a whole page of orders to deal with tomorrow…+ a transfer that should have been loaded today…++++++…dang

So when I got the green light to start entering into the current system I had probably 2 hours of accumulated work to enter…I had no more gotten started then one of the customer service reps started emailing me that he/she needed me to do “X”…dang…I emailed back…dang…well not really but…I’m not through step one yet…I’ll get to your request when I can…to add a certain element of the surreal…I got an order from the foundation late yesterday…a call this AM that the order was changed…and then at 1PM when I had time to pickup my mail the new order saying that it must arrive by 1/23….well it’s 1/18 and 1/21 and 1/22 are the weekend….holy………………………..moses…fortunately production had it mostly done and I did manage to get it out today so it’s got a 4 in 5 chance of getting there on time…but the “MAN” the head of the foundation that I have either work for or semi-worked for, for going on 38 years waits until the last minute on everything and then expects me to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the proverbial hat…and I have about a 99% success record…but dang…

Just a very quick but lovely 3-cheese pizza for supper (fresh mozzarella, sharp cheddar and fresh romano…evoo, garlic, a bit of dry Italian salami, and Spanish capers…and a piece left for lunch tomorrow…and a fine arabica coffee…

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What a messed up day, overslept and was almost late for work, and with the nightmare the day turned into I should have overslept until quitting time…

Peaceful night though…a little boiled dinner for dinner…worship team rehearsal went well…and just hangin’ out now…but I see a heavy day on the horizon…(trollie digs himself a hole, crawls in, and pulls the dirt in on time of him…)

Nite all

Monday, January 16, 2006

It’s been a weird day, I have had an ugly day in many aspects…I took a very nasty fall today…a very cold day which got my arthritis flaring… and a less then enjoyable work day…but despite the down side it’s been a decent day…I’m too tired and physically out of it but I feel decent. A nice supper…details tomorrow….maybe…with all the crap…relatively a good day

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Been an interesting day…cold this morning only 5*F as opposed to a 50*F+ day just two days ago…dang winter in the northcountry can be weird…worship team in first service went…well decent…voice still hadn’t recovered from the night’s sleep…lets face it singing at 8:30 AM should be a thing a 58 year old man should avoid…Christian Ed. Class went great…and second service worship team went very well despite the fact that at the last minute we subbed in our “2nd string” bass player…his mom does the lead treble vocals…

Daughter had called earlier in the week, hubby was going to be gone today and wondered if we could “do lunch”…like I’m going to refuse…ended up at a local eatery called the Partridge Berry Inn…I have eaten there numerous times…but never off the menu…I have been there for several vendor/church catered events…and several times for the Sunday Brunch…but never off the menu…the brunch as always was wonderful…fresh salads…traditional breakfast fare...seafood…et al…but I crashed out this afternoon…ate way too richly for brunch…although the daughter must have been in worse shape then 1…they had mussels steamed in a wine broth…she must have had 50+ of those succulent little devils…even as a kid…5 or 6 years old mussels have always been her absolute fav shellfish…but was a lovely time…good food…forget that…great food…and great company…she’s applied for a new job…she teaches and her current job has turned into a problem…not the kids but the admin., and the board of ed….she’s applied to a closer school…and a larger district…hope it works out for her…she has had a rough year on many fronts…and she deserves better…

Watched the movie “Van Helsing” today…okay so pure “camp”…but the visuals were amazing…but I hate the ending…I had hope that the male and female leads would ride off into the sunset (okay so I’m an incurable romantic)…but they kill the female lead off…what a bunch of sh*t…I really hate the macho flick were the male survives the finally encounter with “evil” but the lady is destroyed…bullsh*t…

Shocked as h*ll that Pittsburgh beat Indy in the playoffs…the T-man at work who is a diehard Steelers fan has got to be flying high…watched the “Cuse beat Cinncy in big east b-ball…G-Mac had an off the wall game…I’ve followed the ‘Cuse for years…first of all it’s the closed DI b-ball program…and secondly my daughter is an alum..

Nite All