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Monday. 12.6.10 12:00 am
My weekend has finally come! I have two days off from work. I made it through 12 days straight ... but the paychecks don't exactly reflect it. Because I'd work either one job or the other. If I had worked them both on the same days, then yeah, it would be reflected. Oh well. It's still some extra money. But I am so glad for a day off. Two days off, to be precise.

I have some errands to run tomorrow, but other than that, I plan on just staying in. Maybe Tuesday I'll do something, but we'll see how things go.

Working security at a hospital is very different than the warehouse. There are some days when things are really, really slow and boring and then there are other days when we deal with situations. Situations like this.

It took up the last 4 hours of our shift.

Other than that, though, things are mostly calm. I've only had to respond to one code, but it wasn't a heart attack or anything. Mostly I just sit at the Urgent Care security desk or walk around on patrol.

The pay is considerably better. And I'm grateful for that. It's an entire $2.25/hr more than what I was being paid in Vegas. The next check should be a full paycheck so I'll be able to guestimate how much money I have the potential to save up from each check.

Anywho, I just wanted to share what's going on. And how much I'm going to enjoy my two days off. Jacob is off tomorrow as well so maybe we'll go catch a movie or something.

Until next time NuTang ...

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free TV and other happenings
Wednesday. 12.1.10 11:19 pm
So the office lady called yesterday and said that a couple of tenants were moving out and wanted to get rid of their TV. They asked her if she knew anyone who wanted a TV and called us. So now we have a TV. It's an older model {as in bubble screen, not flat,} but it's like a 32 or 36 in TV. And it's free. Too bad we don't have cable. We just have the internet. Perhaps after the New Year, we'll add on cable.

I don't know if I originally mentioned it, but when we moved in we didn't have a hanger bar in the closet. So a few days ago the landlady brought one to us from a vacant apartment, but it was about an inch and a half too long. Today the maintenance guy came and cut off that piece so now we can finally hang our closes up and make it look more like we're actually living here.

I'm done with Target. Yesterday was my final shift there. Technically I'm still on the schedule until December 11th, but the shifts I was scheduled for have been covered by people who want/need the hours. Which is cool with me. It means that even though I didn't complete my 90 day probationary period, I'm still considered re-hireable. And it benefits them in the fact that they'll get more money.

I'm so ready for a day off though! Today was day 8 and I've got 4 left. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I'm looking so forward to Monday. This is probably one of the few times that I'll be looking forward to that particular day. The start of my weekend is always a good day.

As much as I don't like working with the general public, it's a much more relaxed environment working at a retail store. Yeah, they stress about sales and such, but compared to security, it's a more friendly atmosphere. Sure, the security job here is much less tense than my last one. But it's still a higher-demand job. If retail paid more and could guarantee me the 40+ hours a week that I need, I'd definitely take retail over security. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way so I have to take the more financially secure job.

The new apartment is great. I absolutely love the view of the lake. I have to stop every time and enjoy it, if even for just a minute. Now that the snow storm has blown through and temperatures are back to normal for this time of year, it's been really nice. I have a feeling I'm going to be here for quite a long time before I even fathom getting sick of the rain. Having gone the last so many years deprived from the precipitation, even getting it every day is nice to me.

Anywho, I guess that's it for now. Perhaps I'll write again in a few days.

Until next time NuTang ...

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12 days ... O.O
Thursday. 11.25.10 11:10 pm
I just realized that I'll be working 12 days in a row. Holy shit.

Wednesday, 11-24 through Sunday, 12-5.

This is going to be a very long {almost} 2 weeks.

I've got to be at Target tomorrow morning at 7am. And I'll be working that shift until 3:30pm. I normally wouldn't care about it, but tomorrow is Black Friday. At least I can be thankful for the fact that I won't be there at 4am when the store opens and I won't be there when the store closes. I'm almost afraid of what the store would look like at the end of the day. On a normal day just the toy section alone is a scary section to straighten up. But at the end of the busiest shopping day of the year? Damn, I'm glad that I'll just be there in the middle of the madness.

After that, though, I'll only be working at Target 2 more days. I put in my two week notice since they're not willing to work around my full time schedule. And the shifts they had me already scheduled for, I put on the list so that people can pick up the extra hours they're looking for. If they all get covered, then I'll be considered rehireable. If not, then I won't be eligible for rehire. I'm not terribly concerned. Not being able to work at Target shouldn't affect me in any way, shape or form.

Anywho, since I do need to be up at 6am tomorrow morning, I need to get to bed.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got the chance to have some good eats.

Until next time NuTang ...

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Tuesday. 11.23.10 5:34 pm
We have our own internet now. We've been bumming the net from someone's unsecure network over the last few days, which is how I've been able to post in the shout box. But because it wasn't our network, the connection wasn't the greatest.

But now that we have our own internet connection, I'll be able to get on here more frequently.

The weather has been crazy the last two days! The roads are all iced over right now. Even though the sun was out today, the temperature didn't get above 27. The snow and ice didn't have a chance to melt. It just froze some more. My car is probably very confused right now lol. I bought it in the desert and even the one time I drove out of state {before coming here} I went to another desert. There's ice stuck on my car and the tire tread is filled with snow and slush. Jacob has been using my car to drive places because his is stuck in the bottom parking lot ... at the bottom of a steep, icy hill.

I haven't driven in these conditions yet, but I need to work tomorrow. Which also means he'll need to get his car unstuck because I won't be home from work before he needs to leave for work. Hopefully things have melted some by tomorrow afternoon.

Anywho, I'm gonna go eat and enjoy the fast connection that we finally have.

Until next time NuTang ...

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I might be without internet for a while
Friday. 11.19.10 10:42 pm
Alright, so here's what's happened since the last entry. I started my new position. Yesterday was my first day of training, but it was at a different site. I basically learned the computer system there. Today was my first day training at the actual site and I've got so much to learn. There are {I think} 7 buildings total to patrol, but only a few of them are being used to their capacity. One of the buildings is abandoned, but we still have to patrol it.

It's at a hospital so I have to deal with crazy people and dead people. Should be fun ... there's a morgue at this hospital and they do autopsies on site. I wonder how that's going to be the first time I walk in on patrol and the person is in there working on a body. I'll definitely write about it lol.

We are moving into our apartment tomorrow. Which is why we'll probably be without internet for a while. It's not the cost per month that's the issue; it's only $30/month {for the first year,} but the installation is $50. We don't exactly have that right now. But as soon as we get the net again, or if I take my laptop to Starbucks or Borders, Barnes and Noble, etc, I'll update what's going on.

I'm excited. It's our first place.

Anywho, I'm gonna go. Even though I don't work tomorrow, I'm still tired. I probably won't go to bed quite yet; it's still early, but I wouldn't be surprised if I were in bed by midnight.

Until next time NuTang ... {which could be a short while; no more than a month, tops}

SO ... if I don't get on before next week then have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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waiting games and power surges
Monday. 11.15.10 9:57 pm
I had an interview this morning, which went well and I have another tomorrow morning. I understand that this is all part of the job search, but it's annoying. Especially since I don't have the money to do anything in my down time to pass the time. Hell, I just had to have Jacob fill up my tank because I'm down to my last couple bucks. Hopefully tomorrow proves something ... promising.

There wasn't much rain today; a little earlier this morning, but it let up after an hour or so. The winds have picked up, however and it's causing the power to surge. The lights aren't going completely off, but they're dimming a couple times an hour. Since the possibility of power outages are higher here than in Vegas, I should probably buy a car charger at some point. Just in case my phone is down to it's last bar and I need to charge it for work or something I'll be able to drive around for a little bit.

Like everything else, though, that'll have to wait until I have a good paycheck. I'll have a paycheck on Friday, but it won't be more than $200. That'll barely cover my end of the month bills. Speaking of bills ... I need to go pay one. With what money? I'm not sure. I'll figure something out.

Until next time NuTang ...

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