How did it get to be Tuesday again already?
I definitely need more days between Friday night and Monday morning ... sigh.
On the up side, daughter J starts her new job tomorrow - cue much rejoicing. In her words, "I didn't spend thousands of dollars on culinary school to be a part-time receptionist!" So she is thrilled and excited to be back in a kitchen, and we couldn't be more pleased for her.
Daughter P is also sending out resumes in a search for a better job; she's not been happy where she is, and not been treated with any kind of respect or consideration whatsoever ... but in these times, any job is (sometimes only marginally) better than no job, so she's stuck with it so far. But she deserves better, she's worth more than she gets where she is, and we're all hoping something decent comes through for her.
I'm not at work today - stuck home with tummy troubles - but there's a lot I can do from here, and I'm trying to help out as much as I can. My co-workers know they can call me any time, and I've done a lot of the background scutwork, as it were, already, which frees up their in-office time for more immediate / urgent things. Yes, I'd get a paid sick day anyway, but I feel better about staying home when I can still pick up at least part of the load.
The basement cleanout isn't going as quickly as I'd hoped. I refuse to give up on it, though - I'm determined that this year will be the year that the big house-open-to-the-elements project happens before December 20th! Ideally, both the furnace installation and the living room window replacement will both be finished by the end of September ... I'll keep you posted.
I'm heading down to Seattle after work on Friday for a weekend with my bestest friend in the whole world (apart from Big Guy, of course). Sooner or later they will be moving, so I've earmarked a few weekends this fall to help her junk out some of the house. We did a couple of rooms two years ago and had tons of fun, but there's so much more to do, and I promised her long ago that when the time came I'd be there. Besides, a weekend away, with someone I love but don't get to see very often, is never a bad thing!