Thursday, December 1, 2011

12/01/2011 Toasted

I'm toasted.  Fried to a fine crisp. The last 3 days of work have been completely exhausting.  I have muscle aches in places I haven't had those kinds of aches in years.  I'm definitely dragging this morning - a couple more hours of sleep would have helped.  I think an ibuprofen would help as well.  Today looks to be - perhaps - a bit less excoriating.  Okay, my flesh hasn't been ripped off my body, but the feeling is there.  I will be quite happy when this move is completely done and over with and we are back on a regular schedule.

Our branch - manned by all of 2 people, my manager and I - did almost 600k worth of sales last month/November. Found that out when leaving work last night.  That is a lot of product being sent out by 2 people, trust me, it is.  This month actually looks to be going in the same direction - which is odd for being a December.  One of the inside salesmen came out of the main branch yesterday while I was loading the truck outside and apologized in advance.  "I'm sorry, Ben, but in the next coming days, there is going to be a LOT of material going out to (name of construction company here) and you are going to be going there a lot).  Yes, there is half a yard's worth of materials sitting there just for that project alone.  But I can say it is the new Intel plant being built.  That giant crane is amazing to watch.  It is lifting 500,000 pound trusses to set them in to place.  The crane is operating at 92% of it's capacity.  Which is a scary thought in itself.  Meaning what, that the thing could topple over if those trusses weighed only a bit more?

Well anyway, I hope to get off a bit earlier today so I can go visit the new trailer setup at the RV park.  But first, I will have to stop by and get those satellite dishes before that guy sells them to someone else.

Then there's all the stuff in the news - but I just can't seem to wrap my brain around that situation right now.  But, there are some truly evil people wandering around out there - right now - looking to do harm for no more reason than to steal your money or jealousy or just because they like to hurt people.  The stories are endless, seemingly.  I just read another one that just left me in a state of bewilderment. How do these people turn out this way to end up doing the things that they are doing?

I'm not going to sit here and say that I think it was a waste of money to go to a firearms store and arm myself is all I can say about that.

G'day.

ben

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