Just a quick update since I noticed it had been a few days since I posted. Its been an interesting week. Just to reiterate, I LOVE MY JOB! We got a half day yesterday so we got to leave at 12 and are still paid for a full 8 hours (presumably because our training class is so far ahead in our lessons). I took this "opportunity" to tie up some loose ends down in Stockton/Lodi which means I ended up driving all day yesterday. Not only was I out of medicine I had finally heard back from the people at the body shop thats supposed to be fixing my car and they were ready to "inspect" my car. Nevermind that I had paid 91 dollars to have it "inspected" before but since the guy was so incompetent (in the words of the body shop "I can't believe they can't even replace a door handle!) I understood that they are trying to get it fixed properly but it really was a major inconvenience. I also tried to get my financial aid straightened out (cause I am going to take online classes at the college rather than trying to move that up here too for the time being) but that was completely useless. As usual the line was out the door and no one knew their head from their butt so I couldn't even get the 1 form that I needed. After dealing with the body shop I met up with the ex and got my one small box and cleaning stuff that I had left at the apartment. That was kinda painful but it could have been worse I guess. Then I went down to the friend I had stayed with for the time between the move to return some stuff and pick up my glasses. I really wanted to see my best friend while I was there but her schedule was packed and I really needed to drive home (2 hour drive) before I got tired and the dark set in. Well I at least didn't get tired :-) All in all I got some stuff done and spent a LOT of money for gas (I actually found a great deal at $2.36 per gallon but in my travels I did almost have a heart attack when I saw a station selling gas for $2.75 per gallon for unleaded. RIDICULOUS! Last night was the first time I fell asleep at a decent hour!
So I was still feeling a bit tired this morning when I woke up but I managed to make it to work on time. As I drove down the street to get there I noticed the streetlights were out. When I tried to get in the door my card wouldn't work. Turns out that the power had went out several times this morning and we ended up getting sent home after sitting in the dark for 45 minutes! BONUS! So I got to run some errands and rest a bit today (I took a couple hour nap! Woo hoo!)
Well its time for dad's birthday dinner. I gotta get to the table before my mom yells again! I leave you with some inspirational quotes/messages I have received in various e-mails for the day! Take care
True healing has more to do with listening and unconditional love than fixing people.
—Gerald Jampolsky & Diane V. Cirincione
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
First a person should put his house together, then his town, then the world.
- Rabbi Israel Salanter
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
- Brendan Francis
Everywhere's a small town, she said, if you do something that bothers enough people.
-Courtesy of "Storypeople.com"