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Last Day May 19, 2016

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My last day at Safelite today. All the weird. Computer wasn’t verifying insurance, and several complicated calls in the afternoon. No word from supervisors this week, more storms keeping everyone busy. Ah well. Looking forward to starting at the library next week. On-boarding on Monday, opening and closing with my new manager on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Next weekend is Camping! with 125 of my Barfleet friends. I have more dogtags to type up this weekend. It’s going to be a really fun time. Lots of campfire and castiron cooking. 🙂 And s’mores. Plus silly games.

Finished Way of the Shadows and now I’m onto Shadow’s Edge. Good series.

Sorta Spring April 22, 2016

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It’s trying to be spring, finally. Rain and warm and all. Though forgetting and being Cold every now and then, too. Typical Ohio. Better than out west though, with their tornadoes and hailstorms. Nearly a very  nice day today.

Finished Number of the Beast, with all the worlds colliding. Probably going to pick up Cat Who Walked Through Walls on Audible today, as I’m still waiting on the library copy. Listened to a collection of Drizzt tales in the middle time. Only two more books to go on my current Heinlein list. Might check on Night Angel trilogy by Weeks after this, I’ve been meaning to read it since my brother bought me the omnibus.

Safelite goes as Safelite does. They’re having another job fair on May 7th, if anyone is looking for a job. Still having fun at Sprawl, I had some more Heinlein today, and a bunch of authors I’ve never heard of. A quiet weekend ahead for me. Laundry, and dishes, are my main goal. Maybe hit the dollar theater and the Ohioana Book Festival, if I’m feeling rambunctious.

Thank You For Calling… March 31, 2016

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First week on the phones. Day one: WHY won’t the phone Stop Ringing??? Day two: This isn’t as bad as yesterday… Day three: I think I’m getting the hang of this… Day four: Did I do that right? I think I did…  And now it’s my weekend. First week completed without meltdown. Learning new things, and figuring out my mistakes, and being glad I made flashcards for a few processes.

At gaming we finished one adventure and dipped our toes into the next D&D campaign, as we were missing half our players. It was good fun. I see all kinds of awesome trouble brewing.  Finished Methuselah’s Children. Moon is a Harsh Mistress has a waiting list at the library, so I’m on to Time Enough for Love in the meantime. This one’s been a bit trickier, as it goes into long passages about genetics, and the narrator changes without warning quite often, though this is noted by a voice tone change, which helps, but is still confusing. Lazarus is still wonderful, though.

I spent the last weekend working on a To Do list, including a bit of tax refund shopping for clothes and a couple needful kitchen things, as well as a new lapdesk big enough for my laptop + mouse. I also finally cleaned out my “Donate This” corner. I actually managed to get everything done on it, except for finding a new pair of jeans.  This weekend is for putting together a stellar job application for OHC, and relaxing.

First Week March 17, 2016

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First week of training with Safelite. Learning all the things about Auto Glass. All the different kinds of glass in a vehicle. And auto glass claims. Deductibles and repairs and replacements, oh my. Going alright, but it’s a new power point for our teacher, and my fellow trainees have lots of questions, so we’re about 20 pages behind.  No big deal, hopefully. Did some observation today, lots of hail in Texas this morning.

Had a great time last weekend at Cleveland Concoction. All the usual Fleet stuff, and hung out in the game room, helping out with the Play to Win envelopes. It was a good time seeing friends from all over the eastern US. Even had the New England Captain out to visit. The usual fun with friends this weekend.

Finished The Rolling Stones and well into Stranger in a Strange Land. Both are excellent, with really good narration. 🙂

Fun with Books March 10, 2016

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Last week before Safelite. So, I’ve put in double hours this week. Favorite boxes were Heinlein and Robinson, though there were only four of the latter. Hoping the second palette has more. Any rate, found some 1st mass market edition (all had previous hardcover editions) Heinlein’s that I thought I’d share:

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This weekend is Cleveland ConCoction. Fun with friends, and fleet, and fans. Looking forward to it. 🙂  Started listening to The Rolling Stones today, enjoying it very much. Stranger in a Strange Land is next up.

Here Comes the … Sun? Snow? Job? March 3, 2016

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Weather is crazy as usual down here in Ohio. It’s currently snowing as I type this, with rain in a bit, then go back to snow… it was 60 degrees earlier this week. Spring is just a nice day away.

So, really enjoying cataloging old sci fi at The Sprawl Library. Found a few more interesting titles this week: Muddle Earth (John Brunner), Fallible Fiend (L. Sprague de Camp), and Gremlins, Go Home! (Ben Bova and Gordon R. Dickson). And you’d think I’d have time to read them, but wait, there’s more.

Today I got a job with Safelite Auto Glass, as a part-time Customer Service Rep. I start training on the 14th, and regular schedule two weeks later… given my background check and pre-employment screening come back clean. As I’ve worked for a school before, not worried about any surprises showing up there.

So, yeah… I’ll soon be super busy. But, happily so. The schedules don’t match up perfectly, but well enough that I can keep helping out at Sprawl while also earning enough to keep afloat. They tell me it’s easier to get a job when you already have one, which seems to be true, let’s see how well that continues.