Today, I went for my second job interview at the place that I’d rather not work, but had to reschedule. The “suggestions” for valid ID’s turned out to be requirements. My bad! They would take my photo ID driver’s license, but not my photo ID carry permit or my photo Sam’s card. Strange, that the carry permit isn’t considered adequate since it has a rigorous background check. Even stranger is that they accept Social Security cards. I don’t know about you, but when I got my original SS card, the instructions that came with it said to NEVER use it as an ID! That strikes me as odd. Some shrink would tell me that I subconsciously sabotaged the interview, but hey, if I was going to do that, I would have called it fate and not rescheduled!
I went to the unemployment office after I blew the interview. I still find it amazing how many “sanitized” ways they have of saying that there are lots of jobs available washing disabled people’s backsides. Sorry, I’m very thankful that there are folks who will answer the call, but I’m not one of them, especially for minimum wage!
The dog’s urine smells like fish-oil again, so her urinary tract infection has obviously come back. She was scooting her butt last night, too, so I suppose I’ll have to do her anal glands again. (And I cringe at washing PEOPLE’S butts!) It seems like it’s always one or the other with that poor dog.
Sent an email to a cousin in Alexandria, Virginia, but haven’t heard from her yet. I hope that doesn’t mean her power is out.
We’re down to the end of last week’s money, so my wife and I got us both a dollar tea when we were out, but we treated the dog to a $4 chicken sandwich, which she has been snubbing all evening. I should get another dose of cash tomorrow, so we’ll go stock up on groceries for Christmas and any power outage that might come along.
Got about half done lengthening a belt this evening. I didn’t finish the riveting, since I knew it would disturb my wife’s TV watching. I’ve “outgrown” all but my dress belt and needed one to wear when I worked outdoors. I used the rubberized fabric one off my logger’s tool belt since it was too short anymore. A 10” section riveted at each end after cutting the leather one in half gave me about eight more inches in length, which is more than enough. I’ve got some leather in the basement that I can make a new one for the tool belt.
The last couple times that I started the lawn tractor last fall, I had to jump it. Since it’s supposed to be really cold the next few nights, I figured that I’d better charge it so it wouldn’t freeze and ruin. When I put it on the charger, though, it drew a couple amps for a minute or two and then went back to zero. That means it’s either fully charged already, and I have some OTHER problem with the mower, OR it’s so dead that it’s un-chargeable. Considering that its seven years old, I suspect the latter. Guess I’ll be pricing a battery soon.
It was cold and breezy out there when I took the dog out a little bit ago. I’m very thankful for a warm house on nights like this! Hope yours is warm, too. © 2013