So this has been another one of those “Really? I mean Really..?” days on a number of levels, more time at the doctors and an irritation over someone else deadbeat decisions. But first the now usual first-of-the-month view, it’s very green out there now and now I just need the weather to come together and everything will be awesome.
Todays “Really..?” question is: how much of a deadbeat do you have to be to get a collection call from a non-profit? More to the point to be such a dead beat that you give someone elses number to that non-profit…
So this week I got a collection call from the YMCA of Snohomish County for a little over $100. They have referred the account to a collection agency and my name was nowhere associated with the account, but somehow my cell number was.
The account rep I spoke to sent me a copy of the letter they were sent (dated Jan-3) and it had a very interesting “interpretation” of what was going on, the account rep also let me know how my number because associated with the account and has been removed. Just pay your damn bills.
To close, here is a picture of the greenbelt when I was working on the house yesterday. This really is turning into a spectacular summer, and to cap to all there is a weekend of great music coming up.
And it’s looking rather green now. It’s been the wettest April ever recorded in Seattle and that’s been good for the greenery. The grass is growing, the weeds have largely been pulled up and the “green belt” is starting to live up to it’s name. It’s beautiful out there.
This weekend I got a very interesting offer to do something new, outside of aero. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and that it may be time to leave the safety net of my current job and go do something different. I’ve been there for a long time and as I’m making breaks in other parts of my life, I think it’s time for a change professionally, to use the skills I have and stretch myself professionally at something totally new.
Over the next two or three months it’s time to transition to a new job, get a little more creative and create the framework for something new and different. There has been a lot of thought and advice and I think the move is the right thing. I’m very excited.
An interesting and rather long day, with a lot of running around after work. Lawyers, courthouse and then the vet.
Other discoveries today: the police take harassment very seriously and that HR departments don’t have much of a sense of humour about a lot of things (this little thing will run for a while, some lawyers are on vacation this week, but I will talk about it at some point). It’s been an interesting and rather emotional few days.
A couple of days in the sun has reminded that the summer is on the way. And maybe more important what a great summer it’s going to be.
I’ve said it before, work has been tough and we are in the midst of some significant changes in responsibility between partners and ourselves. It’s causing significant work and there are a couple of processes that can only be describe as fluid. Lets just say every day offers a great learning experience.
I’ve talked a couple of times about reducing stress, at this time there is a certain amount of powering through and that is tempered by some looking forward to it all calming down.
As I said, this is going to be a spectacular summer. A few fun trips and spending time with my family and friends. It’s full of possibility, full of plans and everything is coming together, I love that.
I was in Lowes last night picking up a couple of things and saw these… This really is going to be a great summer.
I am a big fan of the longer evenings, it was 6 or so before I got out of work tonight after a long, but productive day. Best part (actually, second best behind the fun evening) was that it was still light out when I made it home. It may have still been raining today, but we are edging closer to the summer.
I finished my last packet of Marmite flavored cashews, my sis-in-law gave me some for Christmas (to go with the Marmite chocolate,not as good as the cashews) and I got another two packets when I was back a couple of weeks ago. An now they are all gone, they really were awesome. Thanks for the first packet my dear.