Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Finally, an update, can you believe it!?!

So it's basically been ages. How ya'll doing, good I hope. I've been busy as all hell at work. I used to be able to catch a break and go to a site or two every now and then here and there so I'd be able to keep up with a few of my most favorite sites but not for the last couple weeks now. And obviously not with my own site. By the time I get home I don't want to even think about getting on the computer to do anything so I don't. But I decided I better do so tonight. I've been feeling guilty.

So yeah, we've been needing a new roof now for over a year and we finally saved up enough to do it this spring. Got a few quotes and decided to go with the middle quote. Looks great. HD took several pictures of the old roof but I don't think he's taken any of the new one yet. As soon as he's done so I'll post 'em to show the difference. You know, for posterity's sake. I really like, it's a much lighter color than the one we had before, it goes much better with the frames around the window.

As also mentioned last post my tire blew on my way home from work a couple weeks ago. I had been battling a migraine again for a couple days and bosslady decided to send me home early since she was taking the next day off so I had to be there. She wanted me as rested as possible with the hopes of no pain. So I'm on my way home when my right front tire goes. I was able to turn into a parking lot of a landscape nursery. I tried calling HD to see if he'd be able to come out and help me but he wasn't answering the home phone nor his cell. But I didn't really expect him to as he'd been up the night before and most of the day already. So I ended up calling the number of the 24hr road side assistant sticker that's on my window. They were out there in less than a half hour.

The lady on the phone had asked if I had a good spare tire and I told her I had no idea, that my truck is going on 5 years old and I've never even looked at the thing. So she wants to know if I want a tow or change. I told her I didn't know which one I'd need as I didn't know if my tire would be any good and she says they can only do one or the other. I says to her, "You mean to say, you can only send one kind of truck out with one kind of guy out? He can either tow it with a tow truck or you'll send a completely different kind of guy with a completely different kind of truck that can only change it?" and she actually answered yes. Unreal. So I asked if a tow would be more expensive and she again answered yes so I said let's change it and we'll go from there. Luckily the spare was still good, at least for the most part. It was pretty damn flat itself but it had enough to get me up the street to the gas station so I could fill it up with gas. Since the guy that came out to change a FLAT TIRE didn't have a WORKING pump. He actually said that to me. "You'll have to make sure to go to the nearest gas station to fill it up since my tire pump isn't working right now." UGH!!

Anyway! So I had the doughnut going for a few days but on HD's day off I took his truck into work and he took my truck into Sam's club and got me a whole new set of tires. The good kind too. They repel the water as I'm driving along the road. We went for 100% better 80% less noise as opposed to 100%less noise and 80% better. Can always turn up the music.

And last but so not least. Work is really sucking it big time right now. We're busy but we're not if that makes any sense. As a refresher for some and for any newbies, I'm in the construction business, working for a commercial roofing contractor. My company is still playing catch up from the shitty winter and rainy spring we had so as far as the actual work is going we're just now getting into it. But because we 3 in the A/R department haven't had "much to do" upper management has decided we need to do certain things and they're basically riding our asses about it and it's driving we 3 up the fricken wall.

And then to top it off, the weekend before, bosslady was at Summerfest and slipped and fell and hurt her back. She ended up at home all last week with a metal brace wrapped around her midsection. She had to ice and heat it 3 times a day for an hour each time. So while she was away I had to do any of the things she would normally do (such as daily reports, etc) and both new girl and I had to cover any of her projects that had payments coming in. Plus of course do our work. I was there until at least 6:30 every night including Thursday just trying to keep up.

I am glad that bossman and also extreme bossman (one of the brothers - owners) thanked us and let us know that we did a good job. I didn't expect, never even crossed my mind, to get a thanks or anything of the sort from bosslady. But it of course would have been nice and very much appreciated. Instead, yesterday I get the following:

On Thursday morning an accountant from a general contractor calls up about one of bosslady's accounts saying they're going to have to cut her June billing. Two items will need to be cut down to zero percent and the other two items down from 100% to 80%. I completely forgot to let our project managers know and get their approval which means I didn't get the invoice revised and sent back to the GC. Yesterday morning bosslady is in a meeting with bossman, extreme bossman and a few other people and she calls up to my extension and asks if I had taken care of that invoice. I actually have to look it up in the computer because I can't remember if I did or didn't do it because of how crazy Thursday had gotten. Turns out I didn't do it and I tell her I'll take care of it right then and there. So she says to me, "You should have done that last Thursday, you really needed to talk to Cr*** and get it done then. Well, you'll just have to do it right now." So I said, "I will, as I just said, I'll do it right now. Is he sitting at his desk? If so I'll buzz him now." She was in a conference room right by his and the other PM's desks and could look right over to them. They were both at their desks and when I called them up I let them know I forgot to call them on Thursday to take care of it, let them know what was going on they agreed to the cuts and I redid the invoice.

So then, I print them out and I give them to her to sign since their her account and she says they're all wrong, it's close to 10 grand off. So I stood right next to her while she redid them on her computer. Turns out I did them correctly, I even corrected her as she did it (3 mistakes by the way) but she rounded up her numbers to where she came out a dollar different than me so she still printed out new ones. WHATEVER!!

And I really like her too. I consider her a friend but there's times like this that she can piss me off to no end. That she's just as ridiculous as our bosses sometimes. Which is why I really don't want to be working there anymore most days lately. But I have to which really sucks.

Ok, enough for now. It's going on 9:30 and I'm getting another headache from staring at all the white and reliving all the bullshit. Gonna go watch a little more tv and then head to bed. I'm hoping to play catch up on at least some of the site reading this weekend, but we shall see.

Media quote of the day:
As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Really that's all this is except that instead of sucking water, I'm sucking life. I've just sucked one year of your life away. I might one day go as high as five, but I really don't know what that would do to you. So, let's just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity so be honest. How do you feel? - Count Rugen - The Princess Bride (this is how I was feeling last week - blech!)


Natalie said...

I got a flat tire once and it kind of freaked me out. I love the carless life.

Anonymous said...

And I'm not so sure they're any more noisy than the original ones were!


Katrina said...

There are times I think it would be nice to be carless. At least for the ride to and from work anyway.