Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov 28

Well, another weekend in the books. I had a very full one. We did my side of the family’s Thanksgiving on Saturday. So, I had to go to sleep after work and then wake up to drive across town to my brother’s house and then get all the way back so I could spend another twelve hours at work. It was pretty fun though. All of my nephews and nieces were there with their families along with all my brothers and their families. The only one that wasn’t there was my sister. But, she lives out of state, so she gets a pass. One of my nieces brought along her new boyfriend. He looked familiar, but I don’t think I knew him. The only thing that I didn’t like was whatever I ate that upset my stomach. I’m not sure what it was, but everything I ate, was good. Still, I was in the bathroom half the night with that dreaded affliction ‘diarrhea’. But, I survived and today is a new day.
The Broncos didn’t fare very well again today. They had a bit of bad press over the week. Their coach McDaniels was fined for receiving video about one of the other teams. So, he got a fine. If the Broncos would have won today, we might have overlooked the video. But, no, we lost again 33 to 36. It was close, but we really need a win.
I received The Great Detective back yesterday from the editor and I have started the ball rolling to self publish. Of course, I had to resubmit it again today. I misspelled one of the names in the dedication. That would have gone over really good. I dedicate it to someone and then not getting their name correct. So, I spent the first part of the day correcting it. Also, Kidnapped will be back tomorrow from the editor. So, I’ll get that one started then also. So, barring any unforeseen difficulties, I should have both of them ready after the first week of December.
Well, I also only have six chapters left in the audio book left. So, my lazy days are over and I’ll get back to work on Cutie Pie, Baby Pie on Monday. Until then, I better get to listening.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov 26

Happy day after Thanksgiving. It was a long night last night. I couldn’t get to sleep this morning, the baby spent the night. I thought I moved around a lot, but she tried her best to kick me off the bed while she slept. Then, the moment she woke up, she wanted to watch Mickey Mouse. Luckily, my youngest daughter scooped her up and took her into the other room. But, three o’clock came very early after that.
Then, before work, the baby got her fingers stuck underneath the bathroom door. She liked to do that at our old place. Whenever someone was in the bathroom, she would slide her fingers under the door and yell for whoever was in there to touch them. Well, I guess this door is closer to the floor than the other one. She slid them in and then started screaming when she couldn’t get them out again. Since the door opens outward, I couldn’t open the door to help her. Luckily, my wife was close at hand. She got her out and I could hear her crying and saying that grandpa hurt my fingers. I tried to tell her that it wasn’t me, it was the door, but I don’t think she understood.
My wife and the girls are going to the movies while I’m here at work slaving away. But, it’s been a long time since we’ve gone to the movies. It looks like I’m going to finally get a day off on Saturday the 4th, so I’m hoping to do something fun. Maybe I’ll take them all out to the movies.
I’m still listening to an audio book today, so still no work on chapter 7. Maybe, if I’m not so lazy later on, I’ll get some work done.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nov 25

Happy Turkey day everybody.
I had a really good Thanksgiving. We had all of the usual dinner selections. Of course I ate a little too much. And, I even snuck a few pieces of pumpkin pie for tomorrow. It did go quickly.
It looks like I’m going to take another few days off. I brought the next Harry Potter audio book in and I’m already listening to it. So, that means that I’ll have to start chapter 7 when I get done with it. I will force myself to not bring in the last book.
So, that means that this is going to be a short posting. Until tomorrow when there should be more news, Happy Thanksgiving again.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nov 23

I got an email from my sister. She works for so she’s working a lot of overtime like I am. Thanksgiving and Christmas are her super busy times. If she ever gets a day off, she’s going to buy a house. She fell into some money and even though she lives in Nevada, she didn’t win it at Vegas. She got it a few months ago. If it were me, I would have already spent it. But, she’s been able to hang on to it. I think she’s going to get it sometime after the first of the year. Hopefully, she’ll have it when she comes out to Denver for her daughter’s college graduation. But, that’ll mean that I’ll have to pack up the wife and kids and take a trip out to visit. I’m not sure how long she’s been in Nevada, at least ten years and I still haven’t gone out there. (Bad brother)
My granddaughter woke me up today. She likes doing that. Whenever she comes over, waking me up is the first thing she wants to do. So, we played with her dolls for a little while my wife took my youngest to the doctor. She’s been having some very severe headaches. They must have given her something good, because when they got back, she was looking much better. Then, we all went to the store. We were supposed to be shopping for groceries, but I was really scoping out the Christmas stuff. It looks like I have only another week and a half of ‘seven days a week’, and I’ll be able to do some real sneaking around for gifts then.
The baby wanted to be babied, and I was the right person for the job. But, she gets heavy after a while. So, I talked her into walking by showing her all of the toys she might get for Christmas. Since she wanted everything, I’m hoping I didn’t create a monster. There might be one or two of those presents under the tree, but Santa can’t afford all of them. She was particularly interested in a rocking horse that made horsie noises. That one might be in her future.
Like always, I was being very careful at the store. But, if they didn’t want me to spill my ice tea, they shouldn’t sell them inside the store. I made it all the way up to the register before I spilled it. Fortunately, it didn’t get all over me, but unfortunately, it did get all over the shoes of the person behind me. (When that lady woke up this morning, she should have realized that I was going to get to the register before her and I was going to be juggling all of the stuff we bought and the granddaughter. She should have stayed in bed)
I finished chapter 5 yesterday and I’m starting chapter 6 today. I’m putting in some Styx, ELO, and Chicago in the playlist for background music today and it’s time to get going.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov 22

Well, the Broncos winning streak only lasted one game. We lost today 35 to 14. When they came out, on our first drive, we took it down the field easily and scored. After that, I thought that it was going to be a good game. But, no, after that, it was all San Diego. The only good thing that happened during the game was when my granddaughter came over so we could play. I didn’t get to see her this weekend and she was in one of her mischievous moods. I don’t think she was trying to get in trouble, I think she was just seeing how far she could push us. And, as it turned out, she could push me very far. I always let her get away with everything. I’m just that kind of softy.
I’m still working all kinds of overtime, so I haven’t had a chance to go see my mom for a long time. But today, I had to go out to that area to get my new uniforms for the new company. She wasn’t expecting to see me and it was a nice surprise. I spent a few hours out there and then went to my new company when they opened. It took a while because they couldn’t find my stuff. They had a minor accident and all of the uniforms fell from the racks. Yep, it was a mess in there. But, everything worked out. Of course, I couldn’t fall asleep after I got home. I’m used to sleeping at about seven or eight and then waking up when the wife gets off of work and the kids get out of school at three or three thirty. Then, we have the rest of the afternoon/evening to do whatever. Since I couldn’t sleep, I stayed in bed until almost six. But, there might have been ulterior motives. My wife was doing laundry and laundry is pretty much the worst chore in the world. I would even rather wash dishes than do laundry. So, I accidentally slept through it, shucks.
Speaking of lazy, I didn’t do anything on Cutie Pie, Baby Pie over the weekend. I had planned on getting a bunch done, but I started listening to that Harry Potter audio book and it’s over twenty five hours long. So, it took all weekend and I didn’t do anything. I’m going to start chapter 4 today. And, since I didn’t bring book six in, like I was planning on doing, I should get some solid work in.
I did manage to get the first little bit of my Christmas shopping done. It was only a few stocking stuffers, but it was still Christmas shopping. I can’t wait until the weekend of the 4th. That should be my first day off in over a month and I’ll be able to get a lot done. My editor still hasn’t sent back anything from either Kidnapped or the Great Detective, so it’s going to be close getting them self published and wrapped up with the others to give out as presents. But, if I can get them back by this weekend, I should be able to squeeze them in. And, after speaking with her, it looks like they should be ready by then.
Time to put on some music in the playlist and get going. I think I’m going to put in a bunch of Pink Floyd and have a Floyd night.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nov 18

Well, I was lazy yesterday and it looks like I’m going to be lazy today. When I started writing chapter 4, I wrote a page and then deleted it, started over, wrote the page again and deleted it. Giving up for the day, I spent the time listening to the 5th Harry Potter audio book. Since I didn’t even get half way through, I think I’m going to finish it today. That’ll give me a chance to go over the chapter in my head so that I can get it right.
My wife paid the bond to get my son out of the clink. As long as he shows up to his court date, he should be ok. As it turned out, he was going to a job interview when he was stopped. Let’s hope they give him a second chance after missing it. My eldest daughter told me today that she doesn’t want to go right away into college. She wants to go into the army first. She had already wanted to go into the army it was just a matter of when. So, we’ll go talk to a recruiter one of these days when I don’t have to work so much overtime.
It was payday today, and I planned on going to the store to get a jumpstart on some Christmas shopping, but it looked like my cold came back. I thought that I had gotten rid of most of it when I first started working all of this overtime. For the last week, I only had a stuffy nose. But, now it’s back. It wouldn’t be so bad if I could just take a handful of cold medicine and sleep it off. But, I haven’t had a day off since mid October. It doesn’t feel as bad as last time, so maybe it won’t stick. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. And I’ll take something in the morning before I go to sleep.
Since I’m not working, I better put the audio book in so that I can listen to it. I know myself. If I don’t finish it today, I will probably be tempted to finish it tomorrow and then I wouldn’t get anything done tomorrow either.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nov 17

Woo hoo, no snow today. It was a long day. My son forgot to go to appear at court and a warrant was issued against him. So naturally, yesterday while driving, he was stopped and taken into custody. So, my daughter in-law wanted to go see what she could do to get him out today, but she didn’t want to take the baby. So, my wife woke me up at noonish to take her down there and to watch my granddaughter. We found the place all right, and I knew that if I took the baby home I might fall asleep because she was dozing on the way back. So, we went to Target to look at the Christmas stuff. Inside the store, she was sitting in the buggy and leaned her little head over to rest it on my hand. She falls asleep, so I’m driving through the store one hand on the buggy and the other holding her head up. There were a lot of Christmas things I wanted to get, and it gave me the opportunity to do a little browsing for gifts I want to get everyone. I stayed in the store for about an hour and the baby didn’t wake up. So, I finally took her home. I managed to stay awake until my wife got off work and took over the babysitting duties. But, the rest of my day was messed up. I tried to stay awake, but I kept dozing off.
It looks like my son will have to spend a few days in jail and then pay a bond, but he should be ok after that as long as he shows up for whatever court they schedule. So, until he gets out, my daughter in-law will have to juggle dropping the baby off at our house and working until he gets out. My eldest daughter borrowed the car today and got into a little bit of trouble. She went over to a boyfriend’s house and was supposed to be back by 8:30. Instead, she left at 8:30. Of course, it was my fault because I was the one she asked. My youngest daughter came home and gave me a cinnamon roll, and somewhere between my napping, she fell asleep. So, she was asleep when I got up and left for work. I’m not sure what tuckered her out, but she was feeling a little sick the last few days. I think it just caught up to her. When she was awake, the baby learned a new song and wanted to sing it over and over and over. It was the one with the ten monkeys jumping on a bed. And, yes, she was so cute while singing it.
Chapter three was a little more involved than I thought and I didn’t finish it yesterday. I will finish it today and move on to chapter four. So, I putting on some Ozzy, Van Halen, and Dokken in the playlist for background music, and it’s time to get started.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov 16

When I woke up this afternoon, it was snowing. Since I had to work a twelve hour day, I didn’t have a lot of time to get ready before I had to go to work, so I jumped into the shower. When I got out, my wife said that it was really coming down. I got dressed and turned on the TV to make sure everything was set up to record. An episode of Friends was on, so I watched it and then watched the next one right after it. But, since it was snowing I turned off the TV and decided to get going. It might have been a little early, but it was snowing and it was rush hour. I was sure that downtown was going to be crazy. When I opened the door, all of the snow had already melted. As it turned out, it started raining just after the snow and it washed everything away. Still, the sky looked like it was going to unload again, so I got going. Little did I know that the whole city decided to leave when it was snowing, so by the time I got downtown, rush hour wasn’t so bad. I got to work with about forty minutes to spare.
I finished chapter 1 and half of chapter 2 yesterday. I’m shooting for 3 and 4 today. We’ll see how it goes.
My granddaughter came over today. She wasn’t sick anymore and her froggy voice is gone. It was just too cute. I should have gotten a recording of her. (Yep, I’m a grandpa)
Not much else happened, because I was asleep most of the day. I did get on MSN and was looking at the news, and I couldn’t believe what I read. There was a big, ten page article about how much some guy spent on Star Wars stuff over twenty or twenty five years. I read through the whole thing and it was stupid. I thought he was going to have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on movie memorabilia, but in the twenty or twenty five years he only spent three thousand dollars. In all of the books, movies, and toys over the years, I’m sure I’ve spent more than that on Star Wars junk. That will teach me to waste my time reading MSN news.
Well, time to get to work. I’m putting Scorpions, Great White, White Lion, and Ratt in the playlist for background music.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov 15

Man did I have a bad burrito for breakfast yesterday. I won’t give you the details, but I couldn’t sleep at all today. But, I feel much better now. I can always sleep tomorrow. So, did everyone catch the Bronco game? 49 to 29. We just needed that week off to get our heads together. Let’s hope that they can do that against the Chargers Monday night next week. It was definitely a fun week for Football. The Jets win in overtime with only 16 seconds left, the Eagles spanked the Redskins by more than thirty points. Even the Cowboys won.
I decided on a name for my Sci/Fi mystery. It’s called Cutie Pie, Baby Pie. I drafted out the paragraphs yesterday and I’m going to start writing today. It looks like it’s going to be a good one.
I emailed my sister yesterday. (I’m the worst person in the world for keeping in touch with people) I feel a little guilty about contacting her, because I asked her if I could use her employee discount to help me get a Christmas present for my wife. I’m hoping that she doesn’t feel that I only want to talk to her when I want something. I did have an ulterior motive. I don’t know her address, and I’m going to send her a present this year. I wanted to ask her on the sly so that she wouldn’t feel obligated to get me anything. So, I figured that if I asked her to use her employee discount, I would have to send her the check and I would need her address for that. (If I was a better brother, I would already know her address, but we won’t get into that.)
My granddaughter has a little bit of a cold and it has given her a froggy voice. It’s so cute, I almost want to leave the window or something open when she’s asleep to keep her sick. (Don’t worry, I would never do that.) Yes, it is still snowy here. It snowed again during the day, but it didn’t stay on the ground very long. At least it isn’t snowing at the moment. I really like the snow, but I don’t like driving in it. At least I missed driving in the first snow. That is the one where everyone totally forgets how to drive in it. After the first one, most people usually calm down and remember what they’re doing. There will always be that one guy that drives four miles an hour on the highway, and the guy swerving around him at ninety, but everyone else begins to pay more attention.
Well, it’s time to get busy. I’m putting Chicago, U2, and ELO in the playlist for some background music.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nov 13

Whenever I buy a lottery ticket, (twice a week) I hardly ever get a number. There have been times when I won three dollars, and once I think I won a seven dollar prize, but never any of the big ones. So, when I bought my regular tickets, I didn’t expect anything different. But, when the guy at 7-11 was printing up the tickets, one of them curled around the machine and disappeared. The guy started looking around. He opened the machine to see if it went inside, but he couldn’t find it. I went over to the magazine rack and moved it a little to look behind. I didn’t find my ticket, but I did find one from July. Excitement welled up inside me. I pocketed the one from July and the guy printed a new one for today’s drawing. When I got to work, I was sure that the one I found was going to be a winner. That was how things like that worked. It was someone else’s bad luck that they didn’t get the July one and it was my good luck that I found it. Jumping on the internet, I looked up the past winning numbers and at first glance, it looked like there was a jackpot winner for that ticket. Upon a closer look, it was the next weeks drawing that had the jackpot winner. So, I looked at the numbers and there was only one out of six matching numbers. So, it wasn’t a winner. But, now that I think of it, I know what’s going to happen. There is going to be a jackpot winner this week and it is going to be the ticket the 7-11 guy lost. It will be my bad luck and whoever found its good luck.
My granddaughter came over today. She’s spending the night so the kids can have a Saturday night to themselves. They were talking about making a little brother or sister for my granddaughter a few weeks ago, maybe something will happen tonight and I’ll have some good news coming up. My eldest daughter also went out on a date tonight. As I was talking to her, I just happened to ask what movie they were going to go see, and she said she didn’t know. It didn’t seem to matter to her. Now that I think about it, if there is good news, I hope it isn’t from her. I hope she has a good time, but not that good of a time.
My wife and her mom made homemade tamales today. They do it all from scratch and it was an all day thing. The girls were supposed to help, but they didn’t really do much. But, an auntie and an uncle came over and they broke out a case of beer so they didn’t mind the work as much. Luckily, I worked overtime all night, so I, like the girls, got out of it as I slept.
Well, The Great Detective is done and off to the editor. I’m starting the Sci/Fi mystery today. It sounds like it’s going to be good.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nov 11

Well, it snowed twice now, and it looks like it’s going to snow again. I’ve been a little lax over the last few days about updating my blog. I’ve been trying to finish the Great Detective re-read so that I can get it sent off to get it edited. I still haven’t heard back from Kidnapped. But that should be any day now. I still have one more day for the re-read and it will be finished today. I was thinking about taking a little break before starting the next one, but it looks like that isn’t going to happen. I’ve already have it whizzing around in my mind trying to get me to put it to paper. SO, I’ll start working on it Friday. I don’t have a title for it, but it is a Sci/fi police mystery. It sounds good in my head so I hope whoever reads it will like it.
Time to complain about my wife. (This is getting to be a habit) Well, she came home and I was trying to watch something, but she doesn’t like the show. So, she began telling me about her day. She had a long one. She had to work overtime today too. So, she talked and talked all the way until the commercial came on. Then, she took a break. It was ok. I was interested in her day, but I thought that was the end of it. As soon as the commercials finished, however, she started back in on a different part of her day. For some reason, she continued in that fashion until my show was over. It was a good thing that I recorded it, because I have no idea what happened.
With so much overtime going on, I really don’t know what’s going on with the family and I know that sounds bad. I didn’t even know they were going to be off of school today for Veteran’s Day until they told me yesterday. But, they took the baby to Chucky Cheese and said that they had a good time. The giant mouse still scares my granddaughter. But, one of these days, when she gets a little older and sees other kids excited about meeting costumed people, we’ll get pictures.
Since it’s been colder lately, we turned on one of the portable heaters. As it turns out, those things like to knock out the power. It’s going to be very interesting this winter, because the new apartment we live in above the in-laws place doesn’t have heat. It looks like we’re going to have to break out a loooooot of blankets.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov 8

Big weekend. Let’s start with the Great Detective is finished. I am going to re-read it beginning today to check for errors and then send it off to the editor. If anyone is wondering how I finished it so fast, it was a real short funny book, and it was nearly done when I finished with Kidnapped.
It was my anniversary today, and my wife’s birthday on Friday. We had a nice dinner at Ruby Tuesday. All of the kids were there and I know we had just had a get together on my son’s birthday, but it was nice to get them all at the table at the same time.
On Sunday evening, we went to Walmart. Before I start, there was a car parked skewed, so I wasn’t exactly straight. But, I was inside the parking lines. We went inside and we had the baby with us, so you can imagine how hectic it was. Tecia brought two of her little toy babies with her because she couldn’t leave them in the car with the windows up. We spent about an hour in there, and after we had checked out, we noticed that there was only one doll. So, my daughter took the baby out to find her. My wife stopped at McDonalds to buy everyone drinks and I went out to load the car. Well, while I was putting everything in the back, a car pulls in beside me and takes a few minutes to arrange itself so that it is straight. When the people got out, the guy leaned over toward me and said that maybe I should learn how to park. Now, I might have put on a few pounds, but I’m still a big guy. He might not have seen me clearly because it was dark. But, he was a skinny guy and he looked real snotty. So, I stood up and glared at him and said that I had a better idea. I said. “How about I beat the crap out of you and leave you on the ground bleeding.” He turned ashen and jumped back. As he was scampering away rather quickly, I could hear him mumbling that he could beat me up if he wanted to. Feeling pretty good about myself, I finished with the groceries and went back inside Walmart to find everyone. I wanted to tell my wife about the little weasel. When I got inside, everyone was trying to calm down my granddaughter. They couldn’t find her baby and she was afraid that a bad man would get her. So, I couldn’t tell anyone what happened and we promised to get her another baby when we go to the next toy store. (Believe me, my wife will, even if it’s her last dollar.)
It looks like a few more people are not going to sign on with the new company, so there is even more overtime coming up. I don’t mind doing it. It will give me extra money at Christmas, but it is kind of getting ridiculous.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov 5

Happy Birthday to my wife. She is ? years old. (Like I would really tell everyone) She spent her day today working and doing laundry. Yep, I’m a bad husband. I didn’t take her out or anything. But, I have a good reason. I was going to take her out on Thursday, but she went out with friends. I have to work twelve hours today, so we couldn’t celebrate today. I scheduled with everyone to take her out on Saturday, but her mom decided that she is going to make her a birthday dinner. So, I’m bumped to Sunday. So, as it turned out I’m being a good husband by not doing anything for my wife on her birthday. Yeah, I bet that is the only time that I could get away with a sentence like that.
The girls are helping my wife wash clothes today at the laundry mat. Usually, that means that my wife washes and the girls call, text, and play on their phones. But, I gave them a good scowling and a lecture about helping. So, hopefully, they should be helping her. They both were very quick to volunteer to take me to work today so that they could get out of the laundry mat. I hope that’s not a bad sign.
I’m starting chapter 37 today. So far, everything is going according to my final schedule. So, I guess this is going to be a short blog today while I get busy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nov 4

I went down to the new company to fill out the new hire paperwork and take the drug test. There were about fifty pages worth of stuff that I had to fill out, and on half of them, they wanted my phone number. Well, I never call myself so I don’t know what it is. What I should have done was call my wife and ask her, but I thought it would be better if I put her number down. That way, if they want to get a hold of me to ask me questions that I don’t know (Like what is my pant or shirt size) she can tell them. Then it was time for the drug test. Since I worked overnight, a few hours before I got off, I started holding it. There were two hours after I got off before their office opened, so everything should have been ok. The worst thing that can happen in a drug test is to go there and not have to pee. So, along the way I began drinking a huge 32oz glass of ice tea. By the time they opened, I was hoping that I could do the drug test first because I could have filled up two or three of those little cups. But, the drug test person wasn’t there yet. So, I started signing papers. Finally, when the drug testing lady came in, she handed me a little thin tube a little larger than a lipstick tube. Positive that I could fill up about twenty of them, I asked where the bathroom was. She told me that it wasn’t that kind of test. All I had to do was put it in my mouth and hold it there for fifteen minutes. Of course she had to watch, so I couldn’t run off to the bathroom until after it was finished. By then I was about to explode. They really should have warned us about that. I bet a bunch of people filled up on liquids before they went in there.
My Granddaughter came over today and she was mad at me. We were all lying on the bed having a little family meeting when she started kicking everyone. I caught her little feet and held her legs so that she couldn’t kick and it was like the end of the world. She wouldn’t even look at me until I send my daughters out to get McDonalds. Yep, I’m a bad grandpa. I bribe my granddaughter.
My eldest daughter is spending the night out at a friend’s house tonight. Yes, I know it’s a school night. She’s eighteen and we’ve been letting her go out a little more lately. So far, she hasn’t taken advantage of it. And, she’s responsible. But, we’re going to be getting a new car this month. If she wants to be able to drive it and use it to go out, she’s going to have to continue to be responsible at least until she’s out of school.
I started chapter 35 yesterday. I’m giving myself to the end of next week to have the Great Detective finished. I should be hearing from the editor on Kidnapped by then too. So, very soon, I’ll have all eleven of them finished and up for sale. Well, if I’m going to meet my deadline, I better get started.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nov 3

I made almost the biggest mistake in my life today. I let my wife have control of the remote. It was agony. Every time someone said something, no matter what it was or how insignificant, my wife would turn the volume all the way down so that there could be a discussion on whatever it was. It didn’t matter what was on or if the killer was about to be revealed, she would turn it down. Then, it would take her forever to turn it back up. Someone would say something like ‘Move your feet’. The sound would go off. My wife would say something about it, trying to prompt a discussion. No one would say anything or everyone would just nod or something. She would look around to make sure no one had anything else to say. She would sit there and think about it for a while and then she would readjust the volume. The only thing that could have been worse would have been if it was on a Sunday and I was trying to watch a game. I think I’m going to have to hide the remote on Saturday night just to make sure something like that doesn’t happen again.
The baby didn’t come over today. It was the first full day since the kids moved out that I didn’t get to see her. But, I’ll pick her up tomorrow and then drop her off before I go to work. My daughters had their big JROTC inspection today. They were just five points from getting the gold star for their honors platoon. With the gold star, it would have been honors platoon with distinction. That would have been nice. My eldest won’t get another chance at it, but my youngest will next year.
I have to go down to the new company office tomorrow. They are hiring those of us that want to stay here. We have to sign the paperwork and take a drug test. Since I’m working seven day work weeks, I can’t do it on my day off. So, I’m going to get off tomorrow at six, take my wife to work at seven and then get to the new office at eight, when they open. It’ll be the morning rush hour, but it’s better than waking up early to get down there before they close.
I finished chapter 30 yesterday and I’m starting chapter 31 today. I think I’m going to do like I did the other day and put the whole music library into the playlist and set it to shuffle. It’s much easier that picking a few songs here and there.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov 1

I slept most of the day today. To say I was tired was an understatement. Sunday was our ‘you have to be out’ by date. On Saturday, I thought that we were done. There was just a little left in the master bedroom, a few things in the kitchen and the bathroom. I figured one load when I woke up and it would take us about an hour at the most. I’ve been working seven day weeks since that last guy quit, so I’ve been getting off at 6 in the morning, taking the kids to school and the wife to work, and getting to sleep anywhere between 8 and 9. Then, I would wake up at 2 or 3. Well, on Sunday when I got off, the kids tried to move something large at 10. It crashed and I woke up. I couldn’t let them move it by themselves, so I started loading the stuff they had packed and that large towel cabinet. Somehow, it never seemed to end. I had planned on waking up a few times during the day so that I could check out the Broncos game. (I’ll get to that in a minute) But, since so much stuff magically appeared, not only didn’t I get to watch any of it, I wasn’t able to go back to sleep.
At 2, we went out to Ruby Tuesday for a Happy 21st Birthday dinner for my son. The TV in the restaurant was strategically located so that I could almost see the ending of the game if I leaned way back and squinted. But, my granddaughter wanted me to hold her and baby her by feeding her. Ok, so I’m a softy. The dinner was really good. I thought it was going to turn out to be more than it was, because of the prices in the menu. But, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. It seems like we went out to Applebees the other day with less people and even thought the prices were a little lower in the menu, we spent more. But, everything worked out.
I planned to take a quick nap during the afternoon game, but my wife had other plans for me. Yep, we had to arrange everything at the new place. (Which, has nineteen steps instead of only fifteen like the old place) It’s still not done. I wanted to take the baby out trick or treating, since it was Halloween and I wanted to take a nap. Neither one happened. We only brought up a tenth of our stuff. We put everything else in storage, but I was still putting stuff up and rearranging things the rest of the night. The only good thing was that I was able to put the Game 4 of the World Series on. I managed to see a little bit of it. Then, it was back to work and getting off at 6 again. Needless to say, I slept until someone woke me up at about 3:30. If my wife wouldn’t have come home, I would probably still be asleep.
Do I have to say anything about the Broncos game? We were playing a 1-6 team. Last week was one of the worst blowouts in football history. We should have come back this week and decimated the 49ers. I didn’t get to see the game, but it sounds like we’ve given up. Now, we’re 2-6. We have a week off next week. I hope that they get their act together and come back like they should be playing. I did hear that out new coach, Mc Daniels might be out of a job if he doesn’t turn the team around. For his sake and for the fan’s sake, I hope he does.
Since I was so tired last night, I didn’t work on the Great Detective. I’m going to get started right now to try and make up a little. I just had a really good idea in the elevator on the way up here. So, I’m just putting on the radio today so that I don’t have to fool with the playlist and choose songs. That’s always one of the hardest parts of the day. There are too many good songs out there. Maybe I’ll put the entire folder in the list and put the player on shuffle. Then, it can pick.