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12/29/2008

Still no breaks

Yesterday was Sunday. A day of rest, right? Ha. Ha. Ha. Surely, you jest.

I thought I might sleep in a bit. At 8:55am I get a call on my cell. It's my boss. Who is (at that moment) in Ohio at a family thing.

"Don't tell me we've had another power outage."
"Yes, we did. Power went out yesterday for almost five hours."

I didn't ask him why no one called me. I knew. Because Saturday a week we had a power outage and I went to the plant on what was the first day of my vacation to get the systems back on their feet.

The guy who would substitute for me is ill.

By 9:30am I was on the road. On the way to the plant.

Today, my boss and I are going to lay out the plans for the money we're going to spend building some power reliability into our computer systems. At least, more than we have - which we thought should be enough.

This is my one day of work this week. I am going to spend it well.

Now I'd like YOU to spend a little time well. Click on the links in the following paragraph and drive more traffic into Zoeyjane's site. It's for a good cause, I promise.


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Ndinombethe.

"As I go, I am wearing you".

All of you.

Thank you, Tash, for teaching this to me.

16 comments:

Suzanne said...

Geez, your power grid up there is horrible!

Well, I hope the day of work today is the last you'll see of the place until your vacation is over!

Jientje said...

Geeezzzz!!! At least today you are SUPPOSED to go to work! No rest for the wicked, but it seems you are always the one helping out!
Enjoy your day then!

Kelley said...

Best laid plans huh?

Whenever I plan a day off (and believe me it takes a LOT of planning) something crops up to prevent it from happening... Hmmmm, perhaps that saying 'no rest for the wicked' is right then?

Michael said...

I enjoy having a low stress job then I can actually get away from work over christmas, I am loving the rest, hope other than having to pop into work you are having a good christmas

Shadow said...

you're taking it so well! i admire that in you.

Christy said...

Your karma is off......not enough blogging!!!!

Better luck soon!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Power went out yesterday from Connecticut to Ohio to Hawaii. Whack.

Ellie

Cat said...

I used to be the super responsible party taht everyone called to solve things over the weekends or late into the night - no matter what time - I was paid OK for that service, but as an HR manager I got little satisfaction from doing it - I am glad to not be on page like that any longer... I feel free now.

I hope the new equiptment allows you to be free of the on call weekends and holidays and late nights romps to the office to 'fix' stuff.

Have a Happy new year!

Cat

Jennifer said...

i guess you are a very wanted man, in all aspects of life... family, work and of course friends/blogging. :)

i hope you had a wonderful christmas and enjoyed all the time with your family. i'm going to read your posts to be sure to catch up!! :)

also i wanted to wish you a wonderful NEW YEAR... i can't wait to see what your blog has in store for 2009! are you blogging 365 again?? :)

i'll be around.
xoxoxoxox

HUGS!!!

Huckdoll said...

What a good man! That's awesome. No whiny, complaining like I would do.

You only have one day of work this week? Lucky you! I'm currently on 1 of 3 ... working hard, obviously ;)

Tash said...

And here I am in the third world with power - meh!

Just caught up on all your posts. What a great christmas eve.

Much love to you and yours.

xoxo

maggie's mind said...

You are a better man than I am. :)

Momisodes said...

Oy. So sorry to hear. You are so good. My post would have been more along the lines of "whine, whine, whine. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch."

Kind of like my post today.

Hope you're catch a breather soon.

LceeL said...

Suzanne: From your mouth to Comm Ed's ear.

Jientje: The day was busy - but fruitful.

Kelley: Given the amount of wicked in me? I guess that's right.

Michael: It's been good Michael - I'm so glad you're getting some good rest.

Shadow: Thank you, V. I am learning serenity.

Christy: I HAVE been feeling a bit out of sorts - not enough blogging!!

Ellie: Power has been out all over. Except MY house. They wouldn't effing DARE!

Cat: I won't be 'free' until and unless I find a way to retire.

Jennifer: Thank you, Jennifer. It feels good to be wanted. But I'm not going to commit to a 'blog365' again. That said - this has become a habit htat may be hard to break - and I'm not so sure I want to - break it, that it.

Huckdoll: It's like a line from "Blazing Saddles", 'Work, work, work.'

Tash: Right back atcha, fer sure.

Maggie's Mind: And you're a better woman than I'll ever be.

Momisodes: I can do that if you want me to.

BlueBella said...

Mmmmmm.. . .sounds like no fun. . . but job security is nice in this climate, no?

Many hugs my gentle soul - you're a bright spot in things for sure:)

Joyce-Anne said...

Yuck. There's no such thing as a day of rest anymore. Sorry. I hope they leave you alone the rest of the week.