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

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Weird, I called the dealer that has my car, read below, mid afternoon…service hadn’t gotten to it yet…service called back late afternoon…can’t figure out exactly what happened…but here’s the weird thing…same day my was towed in, a car of the same maker, same model, same year, a virtually identical mileage was towed in for the exact same problem…he decided to hold both cars until Monday to be able to talk to the manufacturer…it may or may not be a defect…and my or may not be covered under the warrantee…sure hope it is but if I have to pay then I will…at least the tow was covered…

So I’m without a vehicle until at least sometime Monday…work isn’t a problem…a two mile walk is no big deal…and I have access to the company truck if I have to go to the warehouse…never use it normally…I hate pickup trucks…but beggars can’t be choosers…

To add insult to injury I have a nasty cold…I called my pastor tonight and told him that everything being kind of stack against me I would not be at church tomorrow…in the 14 or so years I have been involved in that congregation I have missed maybe 6 Sundays…he understood and told me to have a restful day…I have responsibilities but they will have to be filled by other’s tomorrow…I regret it but some times things happen…

With everything that is going wrong at this point the really weird thing is that except for the physical (and I feel rather low tonight in that aspect)…on every other level I feel pretty good…

Cat aggie on the other hand of late has been out of character, she has never been a particular “lap” cat…but with the passing of her arch rival…the much regretted passing of the feisty lilly bell…she has turned into a very affectionate lap cat…and at near 20 lbs. That is a weight so to speak…

I have lived with cats for near 25 years now and their personalities, and abrupt personality swings never cease to amaze me…but as I live alone they are great companions…and as I am gone or sleeping more then I am home…or awake…they are much more adaptable to that then a dog…

Nite all

Friday, March 31, 2006

What a weird day…will not go into the work weirdness but went to get into the car to take a trucker to the warehouse and my car is leaking gas…nice…called the auto dealer…car still on warrantee…told me to call the companies road side assistance as they would pay for the tow…so called…oops…leaking gas…they won’t authorize a tow unless the local fire department says it’s safe to tow…so I called the WFD…and they sent a pump truck and a 3 man crew…the crew chief was a very helpful individual…after assessing the problem deemed it safe and then handled the arrangements with the company…so I am car-less until I find out what the problem is…rats…got a ride home with the D-man…although it really is a fairly nice walk if I had to and a nice day…

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Work went…well work went…’nough said

Payday…ran some errands and got take out seafood…a gentile night…but tomorrow promises to be a nightmare…

Nite all

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I hate workdays like the one I had today…orders are nil so there is a production shut down next week…which means of the down stairs folks only maintainace and the old trollie are working…and the upstairs folks who are all working are in their nitpicking mood…and those who are not working are in their…chicken little mood…(sorry if you need an explanation of the last I’m not in the mood)…

Decided to do grocery shopping tonight…a day early for the habitual me but then…ever so often I like to go out of the box…

Watched a little tube tonight…a little PC game…a gentile night but really am still p*ssed off about some of the work related crap that always seems to flow down hill and ends up in my lap…

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A nice early spring day…still the possibility of snow but was nice today…a gentile evening…practice went pretty well but nothing on the tube tonight…

Nite all

Monday, March 27, 2006

Being of an age approaching 60 years old, I rarely sleep through the night…between the required early AM potty run and arthritis I usually wake up about four AM +/-, shift position, run…or rather stumble to the can …and then back in bed and off to dream land…except on early Monday AM…never can seem to get back to sleep…which makes Mondays difficult…but survived the day…

A gentle evening…a bit of the seafood salad for dinner, and a quick couple of slices of pizza for supper…but not in the best of shape physically tonight…aftermaths of well…a re-occurring problem but I’m over it for a while…

On the other hand today was the first real spring day we’ve had…and although the cold…nasty weather will probably return at least once more with a vengeance…there is hope…

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Not a good day…on any level…actually laid down and took a nap late afternoon, early evening…I never do that…feel a little better now but still…just not a good day