I got to spend some quality time with the 3 grandkids last night while P&B were at a meeting.
We didn’t do anything special, just a run to the library to pick up Bob from his book group, then a stop at Subway for supper.
Hardware and network config are the two least favorite parts of my work, and for the last day and a half, I’ve been mired in both.
Continue reading Hardware Days
It’s that time of year that the weather gets blamed for colds and other “bugs”, as if sudden changes in temperature make people get sick.
After a couple day spell of freezing cold weather, it’s been mild for the last two days.
Continue reading Break in the Weather
The first post on a Blog for All Seasons was exactly two years ago.
As was the case then, I spent a good part of today with my grandkids, and as was the case then, one happens to be 8: my granddaughter, Emmeline.
Continue reading Second Anniversary
In my last post, I chided myself for poor planning by booking a service appointment for my beloved truck on Black Friday at a location near the big mall in Hyannis.
When I reached the dealership, though, traffic was normal or even a little lighter than normal.
This would have been a great opportunity to do some shopping, but to tell you the truth, I have no list and no plans to buy much of anything this season.
Continue reading Unshopping List
Some time early this morning, I realized that I’ve booked an appointment for an oil change this afternoon at a dealership directly across the street from the Cape Cod Mall.
A slight revision in plan might be in order.
Continue reading Black Friday
For the first time in countless years, I’m actually looking forward to Thanksgiving.
Continue reading Thanksgiving 2005
Pete and Bonnie’s youngest, James, is blessed with extraordinary social skills. Even at his tiny age (5 1/2), he has some of the most refined interpersonals of anyone I’ve ever met.
Continue reading Imperial James
On November 10, I blogged about a middle-aged woman friend of mine who’s been trying to find a job since May.
Continue reading Good News
Imagine, if you will, that you have been offered a good-paying job in the call center of a prestige company that offers top-of-the-line training, benefits, security and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement.
Imagine further that your job exists because another worker was fired from theirs, leaving them without a means to support themselves or their kids, no health insurance and no realistic prospects for the future.
Finally, imagine that your CUSTOMER is that worker, or a friend or relative of that worker.
So, when you sit down at your nice new desk and pick up your nice new headset, what would YOU expect to hear on the other end of your nice new telephone?
Does this sound like a nightmare scenario to you?
Continue reading Well, What Did They Expect?