Discussion in 'The Meadow' started by Lorraine, Dec 11, 2015.
New one is working fine.
Now, where is everybody? Doing well I hope.
Yes, the humidity is up again today, so a little uncomfortable while outdoors, but otherwise fine.
Looks like everyone's busy. Hopefully Lorraine will check in soon.
Yes, it's been a while since she's been here.
Morning all...finished another term and now on holidays for 2 weeks.
Hi, Pen. Hopefully you'll be able to relax and have fun.
YAY, Pendraia is IN THE HOUSE!!
@Terre that's the plan...relax and enjoy the holidays.
Hey Miss B....
~waves at Pen~
How's things Terre and Miss B?
Going fine here.
New owners and management are working out quite well at work. I think the vendors are starting to realize that they can't push the new boss around just because he's young (28) and easy going. Push to far and he puts his foot down firmly like anyone in his position needs to.
Good to hear that all is going well Terre!
Things are going just fine Pen. Summer is finally over, and we're getting more comfortable Fall weather, which is making me very happy.
Fall weather here means winds and big yoyos between hot and cold.
Similar here for Spring we go from cold and horrible to warm and clear skies.
We often joke that in Melbourne you can get 4 seasons in one day...Spring is especially true of this.
Here's a laugh:
For those who may not know in the US home electrical power starts as 240 volts but is dropped to 120 for most uses. In Britain it's ALL 240.
How very annoying! We're closed Monday because of Columbus Day. And ... I didn't realize that! Not until I got the email that we have early dismissal today at 3 pm. But ... of course, I started working at 6:30 am because I telecommute on Friday, so I'm done for the day at 2:30 pm. Sad Panda here
If we'd got the email at least a day in advance, I'd have slept in this morning and started work at 9 am which is my normal working start time.
But I wasn't the only one caught by surprise that Monday is a holiday. I was on the phone with a coworker when I read the email about early dismissal, and he didn't know we are closed Monday either. Watch me go to work Monday
One thing I ALWAYS remembered were the days our office was "officially" closed. When I started working for the firm, and for a couple of decades afterwards, we had a lot of days off, EXCEPT the Friday after Thanksgiving. Then they decided to take away certain holidays, and in exchange gave us the Friday after Thanksgiving. ~Huh?~
Since we were officially open 24/7, our only "official" holidays were Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Years ago we used to get Election Day off, but then they decided, since the polls were open until 9:00pm, we didn't need the whole day off, especially in a non-Presidential election year. ~Grrrr~
The only good thing about getting the Friday after Thanksgiving off was, I could save 3 vacation days, and take the whole week off. Once I stopped taking my whole vacation at once during the years I was traveling, I started taking the first 2 weeks of July, and the last 2 weeks of December as my vacation, which usually afforded me at least 2 of the days I needed for Thanksgiving week (July 4th and Christmas Day), so I wound up with 5 weeks vacation each year, instead of the 4 weeks we were allotted. That WAS a good thing.