January 19th, 2010


almost there...

Not back at work yet, but Thursday I'll pick up a few hours before & after my visit to the vascular clinic downtown, and maybe some on Friday too. There are a ton of boxes in the back room at the H&R Block Foxchase office that need repacking/labeling before they get shipped off to Iron Mountain, and I plan on hacking away at that since the office managers aren't allowed to schedule us until Monday. At that point, my office manager says, I'll get first shot at the available hours. I'm leaning strongly toward taking normal 9-5 hours, since ACPS assignments haven't been nearly frequent enough for my liking, to say nothing of my creditors. Kind of hoping that ACPS gets off their duff and sends me my W-2 for last year so I can file my damn taxes. I could really use that refund money, and the sooner it arrives the better.

Not much to say about the doctor visit today. Weight is up, unsurprisingly; insulin is getting bumped as a consequence. I expect those numbers will both come down next month, as I intend to be walking to and from work at the Foxchase office whenever possible.

Added to the "must buy this when I have money" list: new office chair to replace the one I'm currently sitting in. One of its five legs broke this afternoon, so I'm being very very careful how I sit in it. It's lasted...I dunno, seven years? Not bad for a $99 plastic office chair from Office Depot or wherever the hell it was I bought it.

biting the bullet

I suppose I could have titled this "agonizing reappraisal" as well, since that describes an earlier step in the decision process, not that it matters. What does matter is that I'm going to have to give Anime Detour a miss this year. It'll be the first time since it started in 2004 that I haven't been there, so it does bother me some, but the brutal facts of the matter are that unless I get a full-time permanent position between now and the end of tax season, I flat out can't afford it. Frankly, in this craptastic economy (which I predicted in this post) the chances of that happening are slim and none. Sure, I'll be getting money back on my taxes, but I need that for things like rent, and catching up on all the bills which are 30-60 days past due.
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So, yeah. I have a very very short list of people I'm checking with to see if they can use my room at the Sheraton. Please do not ask me if you are on that list. I also need to drop a note to Registration and ask them to roll me over to 2011, in the faint hope that things will be better then.

I guess that's about all there is to say about that. Going to go lay down and listen to country music until this feeling goes away, I think.
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    James McMurtry - Dry River
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