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The Good and the Bad June 24, 2017

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It was an odd week for me. My schedule was all twisted up because I was helping out at the Opening of our newest library branch – Northside – on Thursday. That was a great event. There were over 400 people there, and everyone was excited by the new space. It is a gorgeous redesign, and they got more books, more computers, and more space. They even got a little cafe.

The bad was internet down at Sprawl most of the week, so I didn’t get a lot of hours in there. This also meant I didn’t get into a new book, because the day I did go in, I hadn’t downloaded the new book, and couldn’t do so. I’ve also been getting more stiff and achy lately. Which is super annoying, and makes me less motivated to do things, even though that’s exactly what I need to do.

On the upside, it is truly summer now, so all the bright shiny days should help me get more motivated. I’ve decided on Eddie Izzard’s autobiography next, to cheer the spirit and have some laughs.

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February is Here February 4, 2016

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I had a good time visiting Erika, Brian and baby Elle at the end of last week, as well as getting to see the happy Grandparents. She’s only 4 weeks old now, so tiny little sleepy, hungry dear, but good to meet her and visit with friends. Went out to dinner with my brother’s family, and one of the sets of in-laws on the weekend, too. Gave my nephew an early happy birthday hug while I was at it. So many children. ūüėČ ¬†But it was good to see them all, too.

This week has been more shenanigans, as I returned home to find my internet out, again. This time it was due to my AT&T modem apparently dying, so two days later, when I finally got annoyed enough to call, they mail me a new one, which raises my bill by a rental fee. Weeee! Customer service lady gave me poor information, so I ended up spending another extra day without net because I missed the delivery. But once I got it in hand, setup went smoothly, and I even did it properly, changing the Network ID and everything.

Found three entry-level library jobs to apply for this week. Still waiting to hear stuff on the dream job(s). I have a back-up plan, come March, but I really don’t want to use it. Fingers crossed.

Stealing Net From a Friend July 25, 2013

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As I type this, I am still waiting on AT&T to show up with my modem. Switching internet services with this move has been a nightmare. I’m about ready to give up on AT&T and see what else is available here, though I don’t really want to go back to Insight/Time Warner, either, given they were the other half of the nightmare. (Edit: AT&T did show up (his previous job today was 4.5 hours in the basement of Children’s Hospital). Unfortunately, the internet does not reach my connection. I have a modem, and the signal goes out 966 feet, but then it stops. So, he has to put in a ticket with someone else to make the internet get all the way to me. Once they do that, I’m all set.)
My birthday was yesterday, and I’ve had minimal access to Facebook, and my personal gmail account, and nothing else, because that’s all my phone can do. I did have a lovely steak dinner at Outback last night, and got to see friends for a bit, after the four hours of staring out my window for a van that did not come. I had a great time at Cedar Point on Monday, even though it rained, and I only got to ride half the rides I wanted to. This did include the newest coaster, so I count that as a success.
Except for the internet and some insect issues, I’m really liking my new apartment. Here are some pictures…
Of the Office:
Office
Of the Living Room:

Living Rm

Of the Bedroom:

Bed

Hope Chest

Kitchen photos will be forthcoming when the bug issues are solved.

Work continues to give me hours as people continue to quit, soon others will be going back to school (either as students or as their main job), so I imagine hours will keep up through to the holiday season. Again, if anyone needs a job, we have many positions available, including a couple lead positions. If you go to the website and see that we’re hiring a store manager, that is a lie, but because we are a training store, we do the interviewing and training for managers of other stores.
Once I get this move all sorted out, and the other apartment cleaned and turned back over, I’ll be checking out the two libraries closest to me: Bexley and CML’s Livingston branch. I really should also go check out the State of Ohio library, in case I ever need it for school, since it is my local campus.
Just over four weeks til grad school starts. Exciting times.