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( Jul. 7th, 2006 11:51 am)
I know this has been long overdue, but things have been busy as of late...

Work: It's been rather hectic as of late, as I'm trying to bring my amount of open calls down to a reasonable level before I head off on a week's vacation. When I left for the long weekend (had Monday and Tuesday off for the holiday), I was down to 35 calls. Our group has about 45 total. When I left today (since I was the only one there -- my cohort-in-crime called in sick today, and because of the long weekend I got slammed with call after call after call after call all day...), I was hovering around the 45 mark. Mind you, this is in total, including ten from Wednesday. (Not all are hanging, a bunch are "contacted, left VM".) Gyah.

The Apartment: Not much progress. This week is slated for getting ready for next week. When I get back, I'll tackle the place, since I'll be home alone for a week.

It's Friday, and I'm home because my sacro-iliitis is acting up big time, and I want to get prescription-grade stuff before I head off to the beaches of Ocean City. As per normal with Fallon, I called Urgent Care around 9am. Stayed on hold for over 30 minutes while they triaged the other callers ahead of me. Advised them of my situation, and they said they would call me back with an appointment time. It was getting on 11am when they called and said that the earliest would be at 1pm. Fine. I'm home from work for the day then. At least I can get my kit together so I can pack up tonight.

Vacation is here. Yay! Gods do I need it.


Most likely than not, I won't be able to check my LJ, email, and the like from OC. I'll check on what I can on Saturday 15 July when I get into Manassas for the night. I'll be heading back here on Sunday 16 July. Colleen and Marcus return Saturday 22 July.

Hope everyone has a good time in my absence. See you when I get back!
So, Mom-in-law arrives last night sometime maybe around 10-ish. All was good there, she had a pretty good ride up here with only a couple downpours.

Kicker: my lower back started to really give me grief. I took a Perc maybe around 2300, and waited for the buzz to kick in. C went to bed before the rest of us, and I topped Marcus off with some formula before putting him to bed around 0100. Mom-in-law and I went to bed not long after, and my Perc buzz was sort of winding down. I slept on the couch until just before 0400, when I transferred to the bed, but Marcus woke up around 430. C and her Mom got up and did the morning thing, while I tried to find something that resembled a comfortable position. Not too much luck there.
So I stop at an Exxon that has a Dunkin Donuts this morning and get a breakfast sandwich, grape juice, a bottle of Dew, and a small bottle of Aleve. My prescription naproxen is 500mg in one large pill. Each Aleve is 220mg, so I downed two. It's not quite 1000, and I can feel that it's taken some of the edge off already. Let's hope it lasts.

And now to top this off this morning, the first call I take is someone who needs his hand held through the entire configuration and programming of his remote unit. As I write this, I'm at nearly an hour with this moron who doesn't keep a friggin manual with him.
And this joker said that he just recently programmed one of these things, but still asked how to do each and every channel. Gyah.
Okay, 1hr 50min with this guy.

On better news... I've been using a lot of pictures that were posted in my gallery as wallpapers on my monitor at work.
Tonight's the last night I'll be able to play with him for close to a week. I'm going to miss the little guy.

By the by... new icon...

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