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A Free Weekend

The trip to Durango has been postponed until after K gets back from Liverpool. K’s father asked us to come at a later date since there are some other relatives visiting this weekend. K’s father is doing well so there’s no need to rush down to Durango. I now have a free weekend to lounge around do nothing.

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Family Drama Update 4

K’s father got out of the hospital last Thursday. K does not need to pay for home health care since his father spent the extra time in the hospital due to the high fever. He’s able to get around with a walker. That sure is a relief. We’re still planning on driving to Durango this weekend. It will be a long drive but the aspens are changing color so it should be scenic. Let’s hope it doesn’t snow!

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A Conversation At The Gym

While on the treadmill at the gym I overheard this conversation between two twenty-something attractive women.

Woman 1 – Did you go out with that hot guy you met?

Woman 2 – Yes. He’s got a really nice place.

Woman 1 – Are you going out with him again?

Woman 2 – No. His bedroom is too girly.

I was puzzled by this conversation. I wanted to ask the woman if she slept with the guy but they got the treadmills. I wonder what the guy’s bedroom looked like. I guess he should have kept her out of bedroom until the second or third date.

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Skeleton Crew

I’m working from home today. Only a handful of actual employees are working today. Most have taken off because they have to use their vacation time by the end of the month. So far only two employees and seven contractors are working.

I have several software packages to test. I have worked on one for fifty hours and have rejected the package twenty seven times. The three developers working on the software code are not happy campers. The software is for the next major release of the flagship product so it needs to be perfect when it goes out the door. Currently, about half of the code is working correctly. It’s time to get back to testing.

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A New Office

My office has been moved from the third floor the first floor. The department is consolidating all the employees into one area of the building. I now share an office with T, another tester. I miss having a private office. I’m still getting used to sharing an office. It’s a little strange knowing that your office mate hears all your phone conversations and can watch you work all day. Thankfully, T only works four days a week and doesn’t come in until 9. She’s the best tester so I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from her. Chatty Cathy has been moved into his own office that faces a conference room. I probably will not have very many Chatty Cathy stories going forward. The strange thing about the new office is that the floor shakes when someone walks down the hall. It’s a little scary. There’s a basement below this part of the building and there are three floors above me. If you read about an office building collapsing in the Denver metro area I’ll probably be under all the rubble.

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Family Drama Update 3

K’s father is due to get out of the hospital today if the low grade fever goes away. The doctors gave his dad a pacemaker on Saturday. K will be doing phone interviews with home health care people today. Hopefully, he’ll find a suitable candidate today.

In other news, today is K’s birthday. We’ll probably celebrate this weekend when he gets home from Missouri.

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It’s Too Early for Christmas!

When I was in Neiman Marcus last week shopping for shoes I noticed they had their Christmas holiday department already set up. It’s only September and they’re pushing the holiday season on us. It’s too early.

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