Update for January 2012

 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:30am EST
A nice start to the morning.  SNOW....  Yeap, it started snowing last night and is light and fluffy.  Darren is here from Virginia.  He is heading into the city for an audition today.  He should be able to get in fine at this time.  Smokey is loving the snow.  She is up in the window, watching everything going on outside.  The super is out plowing the walks and the plow guy is also in our quad right now.  It has been an interesting week at work.  Boy I am worn out from it.  After Darren leaves I am headed back to bed.  I was also on call last night and only got one call around midnight.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:00am EST

Yes, that is right.  3am as in really early in the morning or I have been here all day.  Ok, I left for a dental appointment and then on my way back from the UPS Store where I picked up my new laptop, I got a call and I am back at work.  My laptop is out in my car and I am in here.  We had a major meltdown yesterday.  A substation fire caused a huge power spike that blew out our protectors and "crash" the data center.  Due to the hard shut-down, everything had to be nursed back to health.  I started Monday morning at 6:30am due to a training call with India (which is 10 1/2 hours ahead of us) and I came back about 6pm from my dental appointment and I should be leaving soon.  Waiting on confirmation that one more interface is working just fine.  They were still changing over from manual mode to the automatic so I have another 20 minutes to wait until I should have confirmation that that piece is working too.  Fun day.  Where is the aspirin.  lol

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012 5:30pm EST

A very cold day here in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  Got up and it was 15 outside.  Saw Iron Lady and boy what a powerful movie. Got some work to do and just kicking back at home with Smokey trying to stay warm.  Have a full week and I am covering nights this next week so I will be pretty busy.  Received a box of Oranges from Arizona and just love them.  Also received some new coats from Columbia in Portland.  In this weather I love them both.  Have been hearing of friends who are getting colds and I have been just pumped with Vitamin C from the Oranges and warm from the different coats.  Due to the weather in the mid-west my new laptop has been delayed and is now not expected to arrive until Monday afternoon.

 

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00pm EST

Wow, what an interesting start to the year already.  A friend of mine purchased a new car last weekend. I ran around last Saturday helping him pick it out and deal with all of the finance mess.  Which was really funny because it was basically a cash sale.  We went to the movies and then to the dealer.  Took 2 hours to pick out the car and 4 hours to deal with the paperwork, etc.  Now this weekend I have a Fire Evaluation on Saturday.  My laptop is getting worse.  So I went online and purchased a new laptop yesterday.  It is supposed to be delivered tomorrow FedEx Express.  Which works perfectly since I will be returning from the Fire Academy and can swing by and pick it up.  Will give me plenty to do.  At least this time I was able to replace my current laptop before it totally crashed and I was without for a few days.  This way I can "migrate" over to the new one.  September 2008 is when I purchased this laptop.  It has been a great laptop but the poor thing is now locking up from time to time and has a disk error that currently is bypassed but is showing it's age.  Dog years are 7 to 1.  Computer years is like 25 to 1 for laptop.  So this one is about 80 right now.  lol - - It's still going good but with a huge OSHA presentation coming up on March 4th I was worried about it locking up during the middle of class.  It over heats from time to time and just has been showing me signs that it was time.  sigh.  So that is my big news.  That and I now am the proud owner of a case of Oranges direct from Mesa, Arizona.  Thanks Mom.  They are great.  And now you know your son is getting his 5 fruits a day.  Wow, my body is still adjusting.  They arrived yesterday and are delish.  Glad I got them when I did, the cold is going to hit soon.  But right now it's just windy out.

 

Monday, January 2, 2012 1:30pm EST

I am on call still so just relaxing at home.  Got up late and made French Toast with turkey bacon for a late breakfast.  Smokey has been sitting in my lap until she just started to bite so she got tossed onto the couch.  It is going to be cold this week.  Supposed to drop into the 20's.  Watching the prerecorded New Year's stuff that I had recorded.  Had a good time up at a friends house/farm for the New Year.  Headed back home after the ball drop.  Other than that, not much going on right now.