Lots of small things going on, keeping me at least mostly busy, which is something. The days I am not doing much at all are … hard.
Last week was more of the same ol’ … looking for work a bit, doing some SCA stuff, working on things … just keeping sorta busy.
For the spouse however — holy crap. Without tons of detail (which I’m not sure I should post anyway), things went south at work Friday in a couple ways, the worst was the stuff involving a large number of transactions that were messed up, and her having to stay at the office until nearly 9:00 p.m. She was home before 10, but cripes. AND she had to get up at 5, to log in and then spend 10 hours that day working with people to resolve the issues. UUUUGGGGLLLLY. She was exhausted.
Sunday we went to Salinas to witness the wedding of a couple friends. We gave ourselves what should have been adequate time to get there but … we were wrong (as were lots of other folk). Between San Jose and Salinas are several towns and cities with lots of festivals and such going on (Memorial Day Weekend), and traffic sucked. Luckily the couple who were getting married found out about how bad the traffic was and pushed the time of the ceremony back a bit. We got there close to when it was originally supposed to start, seriously stressed out (chatting with folks helped). The wedding itself was wonderful, the ceremony was nice (a bit different, but all the right stuff was there), and we had a blast socializing with people. We left around 8:30, and … on the way home (about 10 miles out of Salinas) there was a horrid accident … it took us half an hour to move 2 miles. UGH. By the time we got home we were just wiped out.
Monday, being Memorial Day itself, we slept in. I didn’t go to the gym because I forgot … decided to go today instead (Tuesday). Herself did a few things (a bit groggy/weary) around the house, but mostly it was pretty mellow. Had her sister (Gail) come over for dinner, spent a couple of pleasant hours with her, and then she went home. We caught up on HBO shows from Sunday (which unusually they aired new episodes of on a Holiday weekend), and then I showed her the first episode of a miniseries “The Night Manager” which I watched recently, and got her hooked. We’ll watch the series through over the next week or two.
Today was back to normal (well as normal as my days get) — gym this morning, all that stuff. Herself is back at work. Will go to the gym again tomorrow just to get my schedule back.
I will be taking a trip to Oakland today to rescue a bunch of old newsletters from someone who has them. This will help fill in my missing newsletters for the Kingdom History Project. It’ll be weird. Finding a place to put them all will be tricky … but it will be worth it.
Two weeks and she will no longer be West Kingdom Exchequer. We can hardly wait. She will be helping her successor, but that’s okay. Not as much work … and that will back off as the successor gets more comfortable in the job. The big reason we can’t wait is the ability to go out and see people. Weeknight evenings and often weekends have been SO tied up with that job, that we have had almost no social life. Hopefully this clear up a bit. Granted, her day job still wipes her out (long hours sometimes — although emergencies like the one mentioned at the top of this post are rare).
We’re still trying to get a contractor to replace our front door which sometimes jams and such (settling over the years, earthquake damage, all that). We have a contractor and the stuff we need from him, it’s getting the Home Owner’s Association to sign off. Argh. They move at a snail’s pace. Once we get their okay, it will take 5 weeks to get the door and frame and such actually made by the manufacturer and then delivered to the contractor. So it’s a hurry up and wait situation no matter what. Frustrations galore!
Other than that, well … not much else to say. Trundling along, trying to keep from going crazy in the job search (speaking of which I should go look at postings …), and so on.