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May. 24th, 2008 | 03:39 pm

My mother and grandmother came to visit last week. it was quite a treat. I have not seen either of them for a couple of years as mom lives in Nebraska, though she is almost never home as she is a long haul truck driver. Grandma Lives in southern California... a little too far out of my grasp to go visit.

Been sick since they day they left. Nasal leakage and general aches and pains. Combined with a lack of sleep due to relationship issues. Hopefully those have been successfully resolved. "With great sacrifice comes great gains" I believe is the saying. let us see if these words hold within them any truths or if they are merely the ramblings of an insane fool.

I am trying to shake things up at work. Am working on a proposal to allow myself to work third shifts at work, it would give me a bump in pay and remove me from the presence of igmo's. win win. There seems to be positive reception. Just have to actually make the pitch myself now.

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christmas, christmas.

Dec. 26th, 2007 | 04:16 pm

this is my third christmas spent here in central PA, and the second one I have spent with my family. Last year would be the best christmas I have had in my adult life, and this one has been a really close match.

seems as if we had a few more snafus this year over the last, most of that caused by the simple fact that the doers in the house are also working close to full time hours and just plum run out of steam when it comes to doing those extra holiday projects.

no complaints here though, a small decline in sweets production simply means less calories sitting around for me to consume. :D

As for my haul this year, I am very pleased.

My honey got me a new tool box set early this year a nice roller cabinet with a 4 drawer top box, will come in handy.

I got a jig saw, a nice wrench and citter set as well as a mag lite, some clothes, the karate kid movie and the bourne supremacy movie.... 3 games for the Wii, including the TMNT title. I got a HO scale trai nwhich is simply the coolest, a nifty book of quotations.... a portable power pack for jumping cars and airing up tires.... prolly a few other things I cant remember after having worked a long day at work.

what did you get?

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Nov. 2nd, 2007 | 08:11 pm

I did not get the job I was interviewed for at the hospital. Did I talk about that here? *shrugs*

We got a pair of ferrets today. Mayberry and Bandit. They should be lots of fun.

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bought a car

Nov. 2nd, 2007 | 05:57 am

I bought a 2002 Dodge Neon SXT this week. With winter coming and so many people within the household we really needed a reliable car. This is it.

Now I can park the Dart in the garage for the winter to keep it out of the road salt and start on some much needed work.


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60k miles, after taxes, tags and warranty, a biscuit more than $7k

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Oct. 6th, 2007 | 07:34 am

I had a job interview yesterday at the local hospital. It is only about half the size of the hospital I used to work at, and the staffing level is right around that which we would have had at the newer campus. 1 Director, 1 Materials Manager, 1 Receiving clerk, and 2 Distribution Techs.

The job I was interviewing for was not for a position that was left empty by someone leaving, its a brand new position.

They use no supply cabinets, everything is done by hand. Mon - Fri, first shift only.

large quantities of stock is kept on the floor.

doesn't really seem like a job I want no matter how much money they offer.


In other news I finally managed to get my PA liscense and got my car registered for PA. now I just need to get her inspected :D

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Oct. 1st, 2007 | 05:42 am

Apparently I forgot to make a credit card payment or two...

that hurt the pocket book.

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Sep. 22nd, 2007 | 08:22 am

i bought a king size bed. And a Wii.

All is right in the world.

:D

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Sep. 5th, 2007 | 08:06 pm

a former co worker of mine, a former friend... I was informed this morning that his wife had died, she was in her mid 30's. I do not know the cause.

I had dinner at their house. I shared secrets with her.

Puts things in perspective for me. Take joy in what you got right now, because tomorrow you might not have it.

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Sep. 4th, 2007 | 05:49 am

got a new game, well, new to me. It's somewhat old. Kingdom Hearts. Very neat-o-rific.

also got a cold. :(

installed a switch inside my car to activate my back up lights... it's an ornery bugger.

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why don't you write anymore john boy?

Aug. 17th, 2007 | 06:06 pm

I am now residing in the great commonwealth known as Pennsylvania. Very nice place. I ain't just saying that neither.

I have been here for slightly less than a full month, yet I have already managed to acquire some form of employment. I got a part time job at a NAPA auto parts store as a delivery driver. This will be a good job for a couple reasons, the first being that it will help me get a better knowledge of the local area. The second being that I will get a discount on parts and tools. The third is that I will get to go to almost every auto and body shop relevant to my needs and build a relationship with the people there, which will help me to find out who the best people for certain jobs will be when it comes to my own vehicles.

I am with my ex wife, living with her, and our Daughter. A dream come true.

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