My Hardest Work Week Yet

This week by far was the hardest work week yet. We’re experiencing a dramatic increase in workload each night with a number of call offs from employees. It doesn’t help when the boss puts our team on this pedestal – then it becomes an expectation.

We have a meeting before we start each day. Lately we’ve been praised by making the impossible possible. My personal opinion – I don’t believe a word of it nor do most of the others. While I haven’t been lazy, like others, I have put my best effort each night to “make things happen”. Some nights it happens, others its not so good.

I know for me, I’m just exhausted. Each day, I had to dive hard into maintaining my sanity. Thankfully, I’m almost there – just eight hours.

Enough of work . . .

I installed a full 16GB of RAM into my new computer. Honestly, I can’t see any real difference. I was expecting it to zip along after replacing 4GB with 16GB. Switching to Windows 10 was my real test. It passed but it doesn’t zip along like I expected. So did I just waste $80 on something I could do without? Oh well, it’s done.

There are still two last deliveries I’m waiting for – a new webcam and a replacement for my DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter. Why the webcam? I’ve been using my tablet for Zoom meetings. During the meeting I would have to hold the tablet up so people can see me. My arm felt dead by the end of the meeting. Also, I have a 32″ computer screen. Unless I increase the font on webpages and documents everything is still fuzzy. The DisplayPort is a connection which acts like, but is not the same, as a HDMI connection so I can see it on my TV. Thus, I had to purchase an adapter but they sent me a female to male, instead of a male to male. After those two are received, no more spending.

Which brings me to another topic – finances. At present, I’m good. However, I have outstanding student loans (in good standing) and some collection issues (from my old drinking days) I would like to get taken care of. I’m balking. It’s quite a large chunk of cash I would rather save for a future car. Yet, I could pay more off my loans and/or pay the collections off and in two years see a better credit report. But I’m not going to finance a car ever again. I’m done with any type of credit. I’m going back to basic in finances – if I don’t have the cash to pay for it, I’m not getting it. Besides I have a 401K to think about too!

This weekend I’m simply going to relax. It’s getting really nice out with a chance of rain showers. I’ll have to monitor the forecast because I would like to physically get out to actually enjoy it. Not sure where I’m going to go but we’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

Things are going well. It’s been a long journey and there is still a lot more ahead of me.

Which brings me to a song I can’t get out of my head right now:

For those of you returning to work this week – welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Let’s get ‘er done!

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