I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 5:54 AM GMT on March 24, 2013
OK, I like Louisville’s chances in the tournament. I predict it. Rick Pitino will have won championships with Kentucky and Louisville. The Commonwealth will be divided. Either way, you win.
Gonzaga? Gonza. Sorry OS, they did not look good in either game. I like them myself. Georgetown. New Mexico. C-YA. I remember that EVERYONE will lose, except one. Many GREAT teams will lose. Except one. Whatever happened to Kentucky? Where were they rated in the pre-season? C-YA. I love KENTUCKY. But rankings are very ephemeral. This year had to be the most disappointing year EVER.
My brackets reflected few upsets. Wrong PLUTO BREATH. But I got Louisville winning.
KULLUK is still visible from my window. Although this afternoon it was almost invisible in a snow storm heading in. Today we had the first snow since THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF A CUPPLA THURSDAYS AGO. The season seemed to have broken, but it will be another month before it is sure. Even as I type the wind is increasing.
This job is unrelenting. My point all along. Long days? Bring it on. But after 5 months, SAVE IT.
Thursday, the day before CRAZY DAY FRIDAY, we were getting ready to leave on time. The phone rings. A boat has arrived and will need a large order delivered at 6 AM.. We stay, waiting for the order, receive it, then fill it. Well into the evening. We head home tired.
I start to prepare a meal and that phone rings. A boat that had a delivery from us at 6 AM tha same day needs a few more items. 16 hours later. We had a 6 AM delivery scheduled next morning. One of my drivers did a 6 AM delivery THIS day. That is when I do my thing and just DO IT myself. It is my turn. We were tod the boat was leaving at 7 AM, so we had to take care of this tonight.
Next day, that boat that gave us a late order was still at the dock until 11 AM. We could have filled the order in the morning versus staying late.
That boat leaving at 7 AM? Still here at noon. Being a good cook does not mean good management.
Our company is 24/7. (Saturday Night Live says 24 weeks a year, 7 days a month...). All calls are forwarded to my cell phone. But our customers are often not aware that we have ONE CREW doing that 24/7. Odd hour deliveries mean that driver is going on fumes. The obvious answer is going to at least two shifts.
All I can do is train my good employees to take care of business. I have good employees, very good. But when I leave, my phone is turned off. I started here with zero training and made it work. These guys have better. Hey, life moves on.
THE CATS are aware shit is happening. DUTCHIE is waking up every morning and wanting big belly rubs at 5 AM. She will take advantage of me sleeping on my side, jumping up and laying on my hip. Around 6 AM she is running around, jumping on the bed using me as a springboard (DOWN UK!) over and over, just as I approach REM.
Bottom line, little sleep.
FLUFF knows what cat carriers mean.
I will take them on a couple trial rides, where they are released back into their home surroundings. Before they know it they will be on the BEACH.
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