Monday, September 17, 2012

Amazingly, I slept through the night last night.  I mean, I woke up this morning, looked at the alarm clock going off and realized that something that rarely ever happens - happened.  It was almost shocking.  I usually wake up somewhere between midnight and 2 am.  I usually have to get up, get a book or get on the internet and start reading something to get me tired again to be able to go back to sleep.  If I don't get up and do that, I will lay there for hours, awake, tossing and turning attempting to get back to sleep.

Well, whatever, another work week.  I don't even remember if there is work en-queue for today, but I certainly hope there is, there is nothing worse than going to work and having nothing to do.  That would hardly be true right now, though, we have been grinding for weeks and the shop - the entire place really - needs a good sweeping and clean up.  That's one of the "casualties" of having a 2 man crew with the kind of workload we are engaged in.  We try to clean up as much as possible, but, that takes time and when there are deliveries to get out, the deliveries take precedence.  The company knows we need another person working there, but they have assessed that the workload is only temporary and doesn't warrant a third, full-time person.

Great.  Hire a part time person to come in and simply do some cleaning.  I am sure there are plenty of bodies around that would gladly take some kind of work over the nothing that is out there.  Instead, upper management determined some time ago that they would send one of the guys from downtown to help with cleaning up the place. He is supposed to come every Tuesday.  He hasn't been there in about - 2 and a half months now.

Whatever. I'm not complaining, just don't really like a dirty place whether it's my home, the truck, or my workplace.  I spent a good deal of this weekend cleaning.  Sort of a bug that just hit me and I went to town. The east side of my property, though not done yet, is looking much better now.  MUCH better, really.

Teachers in Chicago on strike; Netanyahu obviously trying to get the US to do something more than just sanctions with Iran; the Obama administration at odds with other nation leaders about whether the embassy attacks were planned or "spontaneous", the world is full of good news out there right now.

It seems to me that Netanyahu is not really wanting to engage Iran by Israel alone and would like some of the world's leaders to step up with them and take a stand, it also seems obvious, at least to me, that sanctions aren't going to work and in the case of the leaders of Iran, will only strengthen their resolve to get the nukes.

Whatever the case, it's time to leave for work.

G'day.
ben

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