Weekly Update #15

A few days later than I would have liked to get this up, but it’s been a long weekend, mostly without internet.  But now, at last, I finally have an opportunity to get this post typed up and live on the web.

This past week has been hell.  10-hour days at work, a massive Thanksgiving headache, and then dog/house sitting away from my cats and internet (two things essential to my well-being).  Work was the worst.  Another week without making it on to the phones.  Now we’re expected to be able to do everything we’ve learned so far, but I’m like, “I will only be able to handle basic refills since I’ll be too busy internally screaming to do much else.”  At least I know I’m not cut out for 10-hour days.  Or starting my days at 5 AM.

I’ve been getting these really bad headaches lately.  Like, massively bad.  They seem to last forever.  Smells, sounds, lights all bother me.  Ibuprofen seems to take forever to kick in and doesn’t seem to be as effective.  I don’t know if I’ve suddenly developed migraines or what, but I do know I’m already over it.

Dog-sitting wasn’t bad.  I stayed at the house at the client’s request.  A house with a view of the Mississippi river.  An absolutely gorgeous view.  Only downsides were that the house didn’t have internet and also I really missed my kittens.  It was really nice to have a whole house to myself for a while, though.  And the dog was a sweetheart!

Oh, I nearly forgot about my paycheck scandal on Friday.  I left out one number of my bank account number when I first signed up for direct deposit (which is the only way to get paid here) – or it got entered wrong somewhere along the line – and this caused the money I worked very hard for to not be in my account on pay day.  So I got to spend all day between HR/Payroll and my bank.  Finally got it figured out that one simple number went AWOL, only to be told by HR that I wouldn’t get a check until the next Friday.  I called my bank and was told that if I could get to a branch on Saturday, I’d be able to get my money by Tuesday instead of Friday.  Basically what I learned was that I fucking love my bank.  I bank with US Bank.  They’re awesome at everything all of the time.  Every time I go to a branch, I spend a solid minute gushing about how much I love them.  I mean, the banker that helped me on Saturday called and left a message on Tuesday to make sure everything went through alright for me.  I mean, what other bank does that?  I’d be dating US Bank if it was an actual person.  Seriously, I am a 150% satisfied and loyal customer and I swear I’m not being paid to turn this blog post into a love letter about my bank, but I’m seriously in awe from all that they’ve done.  A++ 10/10 Would recommend!

Anyway, that’s really about it.  I’d type more about this week (since it’s already Wednesday), but then I wouldn’t have anything to say in the next update.  I don’t know how many posts I’ll get up during the week since now I’m furiously working on all the homemade and/or DIY Christmas gifts I’m making this year.  I have several cross stitches to do and my poor fingers already hate me from trying to get the one I’m currently working on done so I can move on to ones I need to make for gifts.  And since I just got paid yesterday, I need to go out and get all the supplies and whatnot I’m going to need to make everything.  Oh boy.  Lots of work, but it’ll be worth it!  The gifts I have in mind for family and friends are going to blow their minds into a million pieces.  I’m excited!  Well, it’s getting late and I still have some work to do yet tonight before I can crawl into bed with my kitties, so I’ll sign off!

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