Last week was rough. This week is off to a betterish start. Knock wood that it continues in this vein.

For the first time in more than a year, someone is planning to attend Game Night at the house.
I'm both super-excited and a bit nervous.

Scheduled to receive my (single-dose) J&J vaccine on Friday evening. Regular game night to resume 4/28 (for vaccinated folks only).

I've not been sleeping well this week. One or two nights I can easily trace back to caffeine consumption. But the others? I suspect it's because Steph stayed up late and I sleep poorly when she's in the other room. But I'm not sure.

Just got lectured today for letting the expert handle a call instead of handling it myself when I have a pile of other work that needs doing.

Icing on the cake: He asked Management to send us a printer from another location and was denied because no-one company-wide has a "personal" printer.

So now he can't even use his company card to get one, because he tipped his hand. He he just gone and bought one, he'd have one and they'd have been disappointed, but life would have continued. Now? Too bad, so sad.

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Three months on, and my boss is still obsessed with the printer that I "stole" from him because I can't do my job without a scanner.

Three. months.

"You have a company card," he tells me, "You could have just gone and bought another printer."

Except that I can't leave the office if no-one else is here, and his attendance was ... spotty at best.

Also: He also has a company card with a much higher limit that he could have used to get himself a printer. And he didn't.

Gonna be a 'Need Moar Hammers' day.

I may never take a day off again.

Update: Managed to put half of it down and nothing broke!

(Car was in the shop. Symptoms matched an issue we had a year ago that cost us $7k. This problem was minor and warranty-covered)

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We had a dusting of snow last night, but are expected to get hit pretty good this evening. As in "3+ inches where I live," which is near-apocalyptic levels of snow for the Seattle area.

If it gets bad here at the office, I'm going to close early. My priorities here at work are safety > customers > everything else.

I've worn contacts off-and-on for more than 20 years, BTW. I know better, and I've never done this before.

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Last night, I fell asleep without taking my contact lenses out.

Today, I don't know if I have a lens in my right eye or not, so we're running to the optometrist after work so they can look to see if the lens is there or not - or if my eye is damaged or not from all

Been a long morning. Going to be a long afternoon.

On 1/21/17, we bid farewell to Ramses aka The Damncat. He'd been a part of my life since 1999, and accepting the vet's recommendation was one of the hardest things I have ever done.

There's not a day goes by where I don't see him out of the corner of my eye. I still walk in the front door and immediately look up to his usual perch.

He was not a good cat. He was dangerous and unpredictable. But he loved us, and we loved him, and that's what mattered most.

Watched the first episode of "Lupin" on Netflix this weekend. Quite liked it. Didn't shy away from showing institutional racism at work in both big and small ways.

It was almost a slow-burn low-octane "Leverage," and I'm looking forward to watching more of it.

COVID 

Why are there toilet paper shortages again? Seriously.

Last I heard, there are no COVID symptoms that necessitate an increase in consumption, so a second wave shouldn't cause a shortage. Right?

Seriously, people, WTAF?

Hey, sales rep! If it's not in the system, we may still be able to order it. If it's not on the current price sheet, however, we can't get it so asking me to key an order for it is an exercise in futility.

There is such a great joy in finishing off your "To Do" list. And it's completely inexplicable to folks who've never put such lists together in the first place.

I just processed my first Freight shipment. Previously, all I'd done out of this location was small pack.

It's not something I'm going to do a ton out of (yet), but it's very good to know how to do.

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