Friday, January 30, 2009


Left work at 2:30 - but there were a lot of people there - doing a full inventory. I didn't feel sorry for them and I left quite happily. Corporate HQ says that drivers cannot participate in the inventory. I have never heard a reason WHY we can't - but inventory is quite tedious, dull and boring work. You count everything, write the count next to each item on a sheet, then take it back to the office. Somebody there checks the physical count against what's in the computer system. When the 2 clash, someone else is sent out there to do a second count. A third count. After enough repetitive counts are made, and it's still bad, then they cost off whatever it is, or if there are too many, bring them into the system. As I said, I don't particularly care for it. They will be doing it into the night today and tomorrow as well. Usually takes til' Saturday afternoon to finish.

Mary got paid today - which totally escaped me as I don't really care at this point. See her in court on Tuesday is all I can say about that.

Superbowl Sunday - bring it on! I'm not necessarily the most well-received individual in Phoenix when I hear people talking about the Cardinals and I say "Go STEELERS!!" Especially in the bank today - they were like, huh? People have less of a problem if you're a Steelers fan in this town when you tell them you were born and raised there, versus the people that are Steelers fans that never stepped a foot in the city of Pittsburgh, or the entire state of Pennsylvania for that matter. I don't quite understand that, either. If I were from here, I would undoubtedly be a Cardinals fan. It won't kill me if the Cardinals won it, but - I would love to see Sixburgh happen. That's the latest craze, I've heard, it's no longer Pittsburgh, it's Sixburgh. lol.

Oh, and Mary - has totally stopped working/doing anything around here. Not even watering the plants out front. I don't really care to be honest - but, it just dawned on me that I was going to go out there the other day and water all that stuff out front and - I didn't do it. Fortunately this time of year plants don't need near as much water. A thing on my list of things to get done around here is to install a drip watering system. Of course, that's WAY down the line. Actually, I haven't looked into see how much it would cost to install Much more effective way of watering plants - a deep watering - and much easier as you can put the thing on a timer and it will come on whenever you want it to.

Hooray for me!! I DID get the Safe Driver Award for 2008! A full week's pay coming on next paycheck. If ONLY it were NEXT year I would get getting TWO week's pay! What am I going to do with the money? Pay bills - hooray again!!! Yayyyy, I get to spend all of my money on bills, isn't it wonderful?

Oh, and what would I LIKE to do with that award money? Buy a big screen TV. Not a fancy HD thing, just a nice, 50 inch rear projection or something that is cheaper than all this newfangled expensive stuff. I was offered one - a rear projection version - for $200 - the catch is the TV is in a cabin in Pinetop, AZ. Look that up on the map. I doubt the boss is going to want me using the company truck to drive clear up there for a TV, even if it is a steal of a bargain.
What else would I like to do with it? Buy landscaping rock for my back yard. Fix the windows, buy some trees, put ceramic tile in the living room - umm, - lots of things, really.

Done for now.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the Safe Driver Award, Ben. :)


Fin said...

Yup..congrats on award. Girlblogger wrote recently that she has two tv's, one in storage and one not plugged in. I go weeks at a time without one of any size screen.

And certainly no surprise Mary is not working for you any more. The best surprise will be if she leaves peacefully without damage to anything. Fingers crossed.

Two nites ago truck stopped o/nite at my birthplace, and tonight it is at my Dad's. Weird, huh.

becomingkate said...

Congrats on the award!

Anonymous said...

Great job!!

Inventory! I've had a good chuckle :D My inventory most of the time hides from me-- there's always one or two that won't stay with the herd. Seems I count cattle in my sleep sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lynne! How are you folks doing?

Fin: Well, I really don't watch that much TV, but the difference when I am watching between a small screen and a large screen is substantial. Just a much more enjoyable experience.
Mary - no surprise either, I fully expected that. I can take care of everything around here myself.
That is a little strange.

Thanks, Kate!

Thanks, Shannon! Yes, well an inventory with legs and a stubborn will might present a problem. Our inventory consists of things that disappear regularly. Error in receiving; mis-pulling orders in either the wrong part or too many or too little of something; sometimes other reasons - and then there's the potential for theft.

Benita said...

Congratulations on winning the award! BTW: My High-Definition TV is rear projection; not the newfangled type, though it was expensive when it was purchased several years ago! The good thing about it is that it won't likely be carted off by thieves! Way too heavy!

BenB said...

Benita: Thank you! I like those TV's. They're just extremely expensive to repair if they break.

springbaby said...

Congrats on the award, Ben. Keep on truckin'! :)

Benita said...

Maybe so, Ben; I've had mine seven years with no repairs needed, and luckily my son is an expert electronics tech and could fix it for free if needed! (Three people offered me $400 for this TV last year, but I wouldn't sell. At that time I was considering going for a smaller, more modern version. I think you'd be getting a great deal for $200!)

Well it's almost 3 pm and I haven't heard from the manager about a run for tomorrow, so I'm going to assume that it isn't go...