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I’ve Been Waiting ForThis Moment All My Life . . . .
September 5, 2014, 8:56 am
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80 going to 98.

We actually have a 30% chance of rain both days this weekend.  That also drops the forecasted highs down to 92.  That’s very manageable.  I need a long run/walk in either tomorrow or Sunday.  I’d prefer outdoors rather than the gym, but we’ll have to wait and see.


Literally months ago I received notification that my laptop lease was being rolled over.  All I had to do was acknowledge the receipt of the new one and hit a website to schedule the rollover.  Did that, done that . . . months ago.

Several weeks later I started receiving nasty-grams about  making a rollover appointment.  Replied with my confirmation email that I already did that. 

Repeat the above 5 times.

Received nasty-grams reminding me that it was my responsibility to wipe the laptop’s disk drive.  Replied with, “Can’t do that.  The tech hasn’t rollover my old laptop yet.

Repeat the above 4 times.

Sent a 6’th email to desktop services.  Tech has not contacted me.

Several more emails over another month, still no tech.  And then lo and behold, I get a message Wednesday.  The tech will be at my office on Friday (today) at 11:00am for the rollover.  He will send an email that will automatically update my calendar. 


2 days later . . . no confirmation email.  However, I am in my official building at my designated office if the guy does show up.

After all, I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life.  Oh Lord, Oh lord.  🙂


Ok, the following is confidential.

It’s been nearly a year since Alex’s s back surgery.  The recovery hasn’t progressed as well as he expected.  I tried pushing him.  I tried to get him to go to therapy that his doc has insisted on twice to no avail.  He’s pretty much been sitting in his room feeling sorry for himself.

I can understand a lot of that.  He’s lost out on his dream of pitching in pros.  Very, Very difficult to accept.  However, the kid has to move on and he’s not doing a good job of that.  He’s become more of a hermit playing games all night.  Falling asleep just before dawn.  Waking up after 14:00 complaining about being tired because he didn’t sleep.

Complains about everything. 

Now I know that’s mostly just his frustration coming out . . . but it had started to get old.  Real old considering I already have spent 8 years of my life listening to someone moan and groan, woe is me, and not do a single thing to help themselves . . . . And that’s even count my Aunt Marie . . . who I’ll blog about another time. 🙂

So anyway, Alex has been complaining about a mole on his back.  And quite simply, it looked bad.  I kept hearing how my son was going to make an appointment with our PCP and get it cut off.  I head that for a couple of months.

Finally I got tired of it and made him appointment for last week.  After moaning and groaning about it he finally went.  Doc agreed, it needed to be removed.  They set up another visit for Wednesday of this week.

After listening to some more groaning I hear, I guess I got to go, in his best sulky voice.

Wasn’t 10 minutes later I get a call from Alex.  He’d gotten pulled over by the police for an expired inspection sticker.

Man!  If dad hadn’t made me go . . .

Came home after the mole removal and stayed in his bed the rest of the day. 

Sometimes you just have to leave the boy alone.

Got a text from him yesterday around 09:30.  He talked to his friend who just got hired on doing car body detailing.  The kid (Josh) told Alex to come on up and he’d get hired.  So Alex makes the quick trip, talks to the general manager and was told . . . “Go home.  Put on some shorts on.  Your hired.”

Alex’s text to me, I got a job to pay off the ticket.

The boys came home together yesterday.  Alex was pumped!  He really enjoyed it.  Josh said the Alex’s immediate supervisor really likes him already.  Made a real good first impression. 

My son looked at me and said, “Won’t take me long to be promoted to manager.”

First time I’ve seen enthusiasm from him in a long while.  Was really good to see.  Looked like his back held up real good . . . at least till he noticed me noticing.  🙂

Had I known . . . I would have called the police department on my son months ago to give him a ticket for . . . something.


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What a horrible IT dept. No excuse for that but you CYA’ed it well it appears.

Thanks for the update on Alex. I had wondered what was going on with him – whether he was working – going to school or what. It really is a shame he didn’t go thru with the therapy post op – it may have made a big difference. Nice that some motivation was found to get out and get things going. Hope this lasts longer than just paying off the ticket.

Have a good weekend….

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