I'm melting, I'm melting in the MMP!

Supervisor: “the bag truck is unloaded, so it should thin out soon.”
Me: “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Coworker: “You gotta have hope.”
Me: “They can’t crush what you don’t have.”
Cowworker: “I forgot you were a realist.”

Sounds like the people across the hall(who seem to have disappeared.)

: makes mental note to stand upwind of FCM at Mumpfests :

Packing the orifice.

I have two big orange plastic crates. One is full of stuff from my shelves. The other has my wooden inbox (with stuff in it) and a 4-piece plastic… inbox? File shelf? Desk shelf? Whatever. There are two banker boxes of files – down from maybe a dozen file drawers. I have a banker box full of stuff from my drawers, a box with a coffee maker and some other stuff in it, a paper bag of plastic dishes and containers, and a small paper swag bag with my tea things in it. (Tea things: Small ceramic pot, Primus insulated stainless steel mug, a box of tea bags, a tin of loose tea, Vegemite, green tea mints.)

Our IT people will pack up the computer and monitors next Wednesday. Bekins will (I hope) move the coat rack. I’ll probably take the standing fan myself. My pantry has dwindled to a tin of tuna, a tin of smoked herring, two jalapeño beef sticks, a plastic container full of smoked almonds, and a quarter-eaten bag of cheese bites. Maybe I’ll have the tuna for a snack today.

Where is the orifice going? Did I miss something? Is it a better or worse commute for you?

Yep~back to lounging in the sunbeams. My guard Siamese is on high alert in the ballroom bay window because somebody two blocks away is making faint backhoe noises.

Me too! I appreciate everybody’s kind thoughts and relief ideas. You’all got me through.

No, this is TABCO. One of my best friends from high school was the daughter of 2 Baltimore County teachers, so I’d heard about this organization way back when. :smiley:

FCD just left for an afternoon of meetings. I just got back from dropping off Higgs, followed by a stop at Lowe’s and WalMart. The groomer called, and as I was getting ready to leave, my daughter texted that she’s on her way, so she’s going to get the dog. I called my VISA number in to the groomer. That saves me a trip - yay!

The basement is almost all done. I ran to Lowe’s to get some gizzies for installing the fairy lights in Roxy’s house. I’ll get them done shortly, then post a pic or two. And FCD wants rice with supper, so that decision is made.

Just awaiting the arrival of my afternoon charge.

Six miles farther, so 121 miles each way. OTOH, it’s closer to Trader Joe’s.

That’s a definite benefit. Great beverages and fun lunch stuff. Trader Joe’s is practically recreation for me and then I get to eat what I buy.

Silver lining!

Today I was going to cautiously practice being upright and now I have a migraine (big, giant pressure changes - bleah). I’m in a surprisingly good mood anyway, because I’m cautiously optimistic that the procedure is helping my CSF leak. This is a Very Good Thing.

I need to find a new book to read. The last one was so good and then they pulled a GoT on me. I hate that. I want my main character to have plot armor dammit!

Happy Friday Eve everyone!

Didja know it was a rule that you have to tell us the name of good books?

Congratulations, Tabco!

And Nettie, I do hope you find something equivalently less people-y and more cash-y.

Sunny I hope you feel way better soon.

It’s going to be a hot, hot day today. I love it, though we still can’t go to the pool. Overlygirl is still coughing and gross but feeling better still, despite the pressure on her ears. I’m scarfing down some Korean-Mexican fusion for lunch. My lips are burning and I love it - the food is delicious. I’m trying to slow down because the first half of it was just practically slurped down, so I want to make sure I enjoy it since I might skip dinner tonight.

Ugh, work is harshing my buzz. Every time I think I “get” to work, someone wants to talk. I hate talking.

I will share the name of other good books in the reading thread. The name of this book is mud to me. Hmph!

On Instagram this morning:
News anchors: A man was admitted to the hospital this morning with 25 plastic toy horses inserted into his rectum. The doctors describe his condition as ‘stable’"

We’re back in the valley. We’ve both been having digestive issues the last couple of days Mine have continued through this morning, which is unfortunate, as I need to go to the grocery store to replenish consumables. Mostly veg. Our freezer is well packed, but we have little to no other stuffs.

Sometime during this trip I also need to go to go to Home Depot and get replacement valve stems for our kitchen sink faucets. I brought the old valve stems with me 'cause that particular company apparently made them in 4 different sizes.

Also, as we were just about ready to leave yesterday afternoon, Wifey realized there was nothing keeping the deer from getting into our tomatoes. As we were rushing around trying to jerry-rig a bit of extra tall fencing, I tripped over one of the underground (but not far enough underground) lawn sprinklers and snapped it off. So I had to jerry-rig a fix there too. :sweat:
So anyway,while I’m at Home Depot, I’ll also get some more bits and pieces to effect a more permanent fix.
I’m coming to hate those lawn sprinklers.

In other news; I finally have a scheduled date for my next colonoscopy. In August. Yay

See, years ago, the doc snipped some polyps out of me during my first, or second, colonoscopy that they determined were ‘pre-cancerous’. So now I get ‘scoped’ every 3 years or so. :unamused:

Well, it’s almost Friday. That’s a good thing.

Pray tell the title (:smirk: word play alert!) of this reading :books: thread? I’m a relative newbie not only to da Dope but to message boards specifically. I’d hate to be missing good books.

Now I actually have to post some of the books I’ve been reading…

For some Doper background, BOO for toilet reading or whatever, Khadaji was a longtime Doper who is no longer with us. He’d start those threads each month, and, after his passing, it became tradition to start another monthly thread for book readers to share their stuff.

Kinda like the MMP, in a way.

All righty. The meatloaf is in the oven. The rice is in the steamer. The broccoli is cut up into the second steamer basket and it will go atop the rice to cook for its last 15 minutes. All I have to do is whip up the gravy. From a dry mix. Judge ye not!

I’ve been hearing a little thunder. From the looks of weather radar, it’s all east of us and moving away. Anybody’s guess whether we get rain or not but if we do, it’ll be this evening. I don’t care - I’m not going anywhere.

I have nothing to report, as I retreated down the rabbit hole of genealogy, and it’s all musty down there and full of dull (to anyone not in the family) people who did nothing noteworthy, historically speaking–just like 99.9% of us.

Glad plumbing is behaving itself again, water is hot, and air is cool.

Welcome, Tabco. And a huge congrats on the degree! I like the nickname of Tabasco, but maybe nicknames are supposed to be shorter than usernames, so Tab would be good, too.

You did that long ago. Maybe raise sloth to an Olympic event? You two are the Dream Team.

Seanette, I hate that you’re going through all this crud. You’re way past due for good breaks.

quietly, bless you for making it through that many graduations. I’ve only been to 32. Sounds like you have great plans for the summer!

I’d be a-scairt of you except that the same thing happened with my noisy downstairs neighbors.

I don’t know how you do it. Seriously, that’s a helluva commute.

Sunny, sorry about the migraine, but yay on the optimism, which I’m optimistically sure is warranted.

Well, three days a week my commute is 30 feet. :wink:

OK, that definitely helps. :slight_smile:

Congrats tobasco!

nettie, have you ever considered inventory management as a career? You have a background in accounting / bookkeeping and it would be less peoply in that you don’t have to deal with the public. Warehouse IM is a pretty good place to start. Disclaimer: I have worked in the field for at least half my career.

She shoots, she scores! My manager took a piece of advice from me about our cycle counters’ work instructions and how they weren’t being followed per his orders. I had told him that many of the reconciliations that came to us were things that, had the counters followed process, would NOT have hit our desks. His initial response was, “Well, we need to have it removed from process then.” I reminded him that PW may have issues with that. Not to mention, why have $20 p/h help breaking down pallets that $14 p / h help could? This week, he added another temp counter and required them to follow process. So far, only about 1/3 of the number of reconciliations have hit our desks, leaving us time to research and investigate and maybe even find inventory. :smiley:

Stay safe and healthy y’all!

Thanks all for the congratulatory remarks. I’ll be working for a small consulting firm in Vancouver, WA, mostly on site development, project design, and permitting.

My username was taken from the plumbing supply company Advance Tabco (Tomorrow’s Design is Advance). I thought Tabco was an interesting name so I lifted for my own purposes.

I also appreciate the welcoming remarks but I’m pretty sure I’ve posted in here before, when I passed my FE exam last December. Maybe that was in a different forum…