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It's awfully hot here

July 23rd, 2016 at 01:47 am

When i got home the inside temp was 82, which i believe is about the hottest it ever gets in here. I ran my portable AC for about an hour in the family room, which was even warmer than the main house (I closed it and the sun room off becus they have more windows and heat up more) and it managed to cool things down from 88 to 82.

I will have to take a cold shower tonight for sure. My upstairs is uninhabitable. I will sleep on the twin bed tonight in the downstairs family room.

It's awful.

My team is taking me and the other person who is being laid off out to lunch next Wednesday. I've never worked anywhere where those who are laid off get treated to lunch. Usually, you're out the same day they tell you about the layoff.

I have one more week to go and just 3 more days in office.I've emailed as many writing samples to my personal email address as I could. They could be helpful during a job interview. I also asked a friend in our Boston area office to inter office mail me some finished samples of brochures I've written, and I got them today.

I've emailed a few people who like my work invitations to hire me on a contract basis should they need a copywriter after next week. You never know if this could pan out.

I've emptied out my desk and deleted favorited websites and personal emails no one needs to see.

Not too much going on this weekend. Seeing dad for dinner tomorrow night. It's gotten to be a regular thing. I like to meet him at his place rather than have him come here becus by the time we're done with dinner, it's getting pretty dark and it makes me nervous knowing he has to drive home in the dark with his macular degeneration. My sister's town has a lot of very dark roads.

9 Responses to “It's awfully hot here”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I've had two layoffs -- one where they escorted me off the grounds like a criminal (but did give me a bit of severance), and one where they offered a better severance deal if I stayed for a couple months. It can go either way.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm not looking forward to our next electric bill -- we've been running all our window AC units practically nonstop this week. We just added a fourth one, too. I can't wait until we can afford to install ductless units throughout the house -- it'll be expensive but we should get better coverage and lower electricity bills.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I was wanting to look into ductless too, until i lost my income

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think it would feel very strange to be laid off, but then have to continue working for two weeks more. When I was laid off from the oil and gas company, it stung badly, but I think I was able to get past it because it was like ripping a bandaid off, rather than slowly taking it off.

    Although, I would have liked time to get the personal stuff off my computer ... a little warning would've been nice. Oh well.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's good that you got a couple of weeks- time to clear your computer like you did, and to advise people that you will no longer be there soon and hopefully gain some future work. Hope something pans out for you really soon!

  6. livingalmostlarge Says:

    DH's company gave a month for people to clean up then leave. Good luck and trust me the people taking you out feel awful too.

  7. Dido Says:

    It does feel nicer (not nice, but nicer) when they don't send you away immediately, and when you get a going away lunch. When I was a long-term temp at a manufacturing company, I had about a month's notice of when my last day would be, and the team I was working with took me out to lunch. Leaving that way is definitely nicer than having just a couple of hours--if that--to clear out. When people treat each other with decency and respect, it makes life so much better.

    On staying cool: I find that cool-mats (for the pets) and the "chillow" pillow help. I am running two window A/Cs (one upstairs, one down) during the day, but the bedroom one is too noisy to sleep with, so that's when I use the chillow. It helps when it is just hot (last night), but when you add humidity to the mix as well (Monday's forecast), it's still difficult.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the heat. Hope you could get some rest.

    That is something about taking you to lunch even though you are being laid off. Wonder if it is a way to soften the blow so to speak. Hope you get lots of contract jobs.

  9. My English Castle Says:

    I've been on vacation and missed your news. Wishing you all the best--and wishing all of us a cool down.

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