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new job

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First week on the new job this week.  I thank all those who have prayed for me during my unemployment.


re-doing a room

Saturday, April 09, 2011

We have a little money from an insurance claim. We're going to replace a carpet. I've been busy moving all the stuff out of that one room. It's A LOT of stuff. I've got it cleared enough now to where I can roll up the old carpet and padding. I do that so that I can sweep the floor, to avoid the situation where the carpet installers just come in and lay new carpet on top of an unswept floor.

I'll try to get to washing the walls tonight. Maybe tomorrow I can sand the gloss off of the trim and paint the trim. The carpet people are coming Wednesday. It'd be good to finish painting the trim around the floor (base boards) before they arrive. After I wash the walls I can better see any surface repairs that need to be made. Then I'd spackle, wait for the spackle to dry, then paint the walls.

After I pulled up the carpet, I see a crack all the way across the floor. Uh, I think that signals a foundation problem. We're just going to ignore it for now. We have other problems at hand.


I haven't posted for a while. Been busy, I suppose.

Today I was at a drug testing place for a pre-employment screening. The plan was to get there when they open and be finished in less than an hour as I have other plans for the morning. Unfortunately, since I already gave at home, there wasn't enough to give at the lab. (For those not familiar: drug testing requires a urine sample.) I found out that once I'm there, I'm held hostage: either give a sample within 3 hours or be declared as having refused the test. I am not to leave while I wait. Fine.

They gave me a bottle of water which I diligently guzzled down in little time. One hour passed. Now I start to worry. It's quite normal for me to go the whole morning without needing a restroom break. So I go and ask for coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I know it will speed up the biological process for me. Sure enough, after sipping approximately 1/4 of the cup they gave me, I was good to go.

I'm not a coffee drinker, so the caffeine made me feel weird ... a little unwell. On top of that, my allergies/sinus seemed to have affected my eyes. My brain was awake, but I felt as if my face and eyes were still half-asleep. I wondered if I may have looked as if I was high on drugs. hehe.

So I go most of the day "doped up" with that little bit of coffee. Despite not having had breakfast, I wasn't hungry for lunch either. Knowing that I should eat, I grabbed an oatmeal bar and ate it as I drove to class. My morning plans were shot since I took too long at the lab. I had a light dinner and perhaps I'll be back to normal the next morning.