Sunday CJ came back from the war, had a great trip. Not surprised … However, first thing she needed to start doing was applying for jobs, as her department is being reorganized, in a few months. Everyone gets “laid off”, and so has to apply for the new jobs (they get priority, I guess) in the reorganized department. So this week, along with catching up at work (a week off is a long time), she has had to apply for jobs. She’s worried she won’t get her current boss, who she really gets along well with. Luckily, if she gets laid off and doesn’t get one of the new positions, the worst that will happen is what happened when she was laid off from Wells last time … really nice severance (paid like a regular paycheck, for a fairly good length of time, with benefits, during which time she will be applying for positions wherever she can). Sheesh.
In the “it never rains but it pours” department: this week I got a new beta build for the software I’m writing a book about (and had to update some of my sample code and the chapters to deal with changes); and I got not one, but two chapters to edit for the technical editing contract.
Oddly, the EDD’s website (unemployment) for confirming your status and such requires, if you did any work, that you fill in a field — but it doesn’t accept that field as being valid if you do or don’t. Their programmers suck. Next time (NEXT Sunday) I will probably have to do that manually — it takes longer to get paid … and not get paid for this week. Oh well. However, don’t want to get in trouble for fraud. Sigh.
Still job hunting and not getting anywhere. Hate that.
Have been ripping DVDs so I have electronic versions (for travel or just watching when CJ has guests or is busy working downstairs and I don’t want to watch a movie and spoil her attention). Most of them have come across just fine. However, am filling up the hard drive … eventually (once I’m working again) I need a larger external backup drive, or one specifically for media, or … the one thing I’ve noticed is that the “chapters” aren’t there, and you don’t have menus and such. There’s another way, but it basically means creating a full DVD copy. I may eventually need to do that (again) for ALL the discs, which might mean multiple external drives. (So I have backups of backups …)
On Wednesday I started going for a walk in the afternoon (did it Thursday and Friday as well). I think that’s helped me sleep a bit better at night. It’s not a huge distance, almost certainly less than a mile, takes me about 1/2 hour or so right now. I plan on continuing this during the work week just because it’s good for me. Will eventually up the distance, change the route … but one step at a time (as it were).
Tomorrow’s gonna be weird. CJ is taking care of an SCA thing at our clubhouse (the Order of Chivalry is meeting there), but really just needs to be there for setup and cleanup. Me, I have a Herald’s meeting (also SCA) which is going to be a LONG one — lots of items submitted … leaving earlier than usual tomorrow for that. Dunno when I’ll be home. Yippee. But … that’s how that volunteer thing goes in the SCA.
Suppose I ought to try to be productive …. maybe head to the store and get a few things for a LIGHT lunch, since breakfast was a bit later than usual (herself slept in). We’re talking about going out for dinner just ’cause we haven’t had that much “us” time lately, so don’t want a huge lunch.