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Chug chug chug

November 20th, 2011 at 02:19 am

I'm chuggin' along. Nothing terribly exciting.

Every day for the past 4 or 5 days I've been doing tree work, as much as I can, before the town crews come by to pick up the debris and then I have to figure out how to dispose of the storm damage myself.

So I've been pushing myself hard, and it seems like every muscle in my body aches. I've got to take a photo of the piles at the street.

When I'm not cutting up tree branches, I've been uber-editing The Author's book. I have about 35 pp. to go. I would love to have it DONE before I start the contract job on Monday, becus I want nothing to take my time away from that job, and by rights, I should have The Author's book editing done before year's end too.

I mentioned not getting paid for 2 jobs I invoiced end of September at my favorite/oldest client. I finally had to get on the phone with Accounting, and she told me they didn't have those invoices. Eventually, my contact at the company said no, that's not true, a different person in Accounting had it. Anyway, they're supposed to cut the checks on Tuesday.

I also finally got the $50 check from Global Test Market. It came from Vancouver, no wonder it took so long. I've got to see if they use Paypal. What a breeze getting payments is with Paypal.

Also in the $$ Department, I was pleased as punch to get a check for $175 for my day as a poll worker, when the town had told me originally I'd only be paid $140.

Sometime this week (I hope) i should be getting a $25 Sears gift card, which i want to use to buy a 50 lb. bag of black oil sunflower seed for the birds. I shopped around and this is a very good price. It's a hobby, but it's hard to justify any kind of discretionary money these days, but I will allow myself to use a gift card. Smile

I have another press release to write, preferably this weekend, again, becus i want to clear my plate for the new job.

I checked in with the big financial services firm I interviewed with early November. They're still interviewing. I don't know how many people they might be seeing, but if it's, say, 8 people, my chances are rather small, even with my great qualifications.

I've been in touch with the UConn research assistant to schedule my final 2 visits in December, which will mean one more payment of $150. I'll be glad to wrap that up. Onward and upward.

I wish I could say I was going to relax and enjoy my Sunday, but no, it will be rather busy. At least I did 3 loads of laundry today. But tomorrow, I must:
1. Go to Costco
2. Go to Shop Rite for Thanksgiving Day food
3. Make a tray of lasagna so i have something to eat for lunch all week long at the new job
4. Make a cranberry/rice pudding in the slow cooker using a recipe i've been wanting to try
5. More book editing
6. More tree work
7. Fill up the car's gas tank.

2 Responses to “Chug chug chug”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like money is coming in ... better than going out, out, out. Big Grin

  2. Dido Says:

    mmmm, cranberry rice pudding sounds yummy, and belated congrats on the temp position!

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