August 14th, 2012

Another day, same battles

My internet radio and my el cheapo router are not getting along well. Initially, it hooked up fine but when it apparently lost connection, reconnecting turned out to be more than a little difficult. I finally did get them talking again but I'm not convinced.

So I ordered a dual band router - I got a refurbished one. From the Cisco company store with their back to school deal.


My boss owes me some information and he's not coming through with it and it's making me a little crazy. I do trust him and I know he's prone to non-communication but it's still making me nuts. Also, in the back of my mind, I wonder if he's not on the verge of finding more work for me and, honestly, I'm not sure I want to go back.


Tonight I am going to dinner and a movie with machupicchu. On a weeknight! This is one of the reasons I'm not sure I want to go back.

While the rutterlessness of my situation is a little disconcerting, I am truly enjoying the freedom of it. I'm thinking it would be more fun, at this point, to move forward onto whatever is ahead than to go back.


Speaking of going back, those damn ants are back. Not in huge numbers but in numbers enough to make me move the cat food dishes to the counter top. Both cats can easily get up there but neither is happy about eating up there so far.

I am ready for ant-killing cold weather.


Today I am going over to West Seattle to swim. They have open pool time for adults starting at noon. There's a class at 1:30 but I think I'm going at noon. I have two 'classes' on my MP3 player. I think I'll do one of those.

and then...

I just heard from my boss. All is fine and copacetic and I don't think he has anything up his sleeve. My severance pay will come next Friday and the COBRA info in a day or two - no gap, he promises. I feel soooo much better.


I got an email just now from Google asking if I wanted to participate in a usability study. I sure do!!! Then I got the idea to see what else was out there. I just finished filling out the Microsoft application for their studies and I will fill out the Amazon one after I get back from the pool. I need to think of more places that might want me.

But, first, I swim.