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Archive for January, 2012

Cold and Snowing

Yesterday it was 63°F in Denver. Today it’s 21°F and snowing. It’s typical weather for Colorado.

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A Dozen Eggs

I’m hoping that someday I can have a conversation with Patty where she does not mention her late husband or her ex-boyfriend. The other day I was talking with Patty on the phone while she was getting ready to make dinner. As she pulled a carton of eggs out of the refrigerator she came to realization that the eggs were just like her marriage. Each egg represented one year of her twelve year marriage. I couldn’t help but wonder how she comes up with this stuff. I told her to start buying the eighteen egg carton in case she marries again. Thankfully, she laughed.

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Updates 1/6/2012

My father is being sued for a minimum of $25k by a woman who my father backed into in a parking lot a year ago. The woman claims her injuries are preventing her from working. My father’s car was not damaged and there was only minor damage to her car. At the time of the accident the woman said she was not hurt. I think she’s just an ambulance chaser. My mother manipulated the situation into being about her. My mother can’t understand why this is happening to her because she has so much going on. Like what? My mother doesn’t drive. She’s no longer in treatment but goes for the required follow ups. She hardly ever leaves the house. How can she have a lot going on?

Cindi’s house is back in foreclosure. Earlier this year she filed suit against her bank, whose initials start with B and end with A. The bank claims she missed a payment. Cindi has proof of all of her payments. Cindi’s lawyer is dumbfounded and thinks the bank is retaliating because of the lawsuit. Cindi was going to refinance her warehouse and use the equity to pay off her mortgage so she can get the bank out of her life. However, the bank has ruined her credit rating and she can’t get a new mortgage on her building. She’s been fucked by B_A.

K’s mother now needs to have her knee scoped. The doctors want to repair the knee before she has her hip replaced in early February. K’s older brother has demanded that K be in Durango for the procedures. This has caused all kinds of drama. K is stressed beyond belief. He’s got two projects in two different states that are in danger of losing money due to other people’s mistakes and now he’s got family drama added to the mix. I was hoping his brother would call the house so I could tell him how this was going down. The brother is no position to give K, or myself, orders to be in Durango. I would refrain from telling him to fuck off but would politely tell him a visit will be arranged on our terms, not his. His actions open up old wounds that need to be left in the past.

It took three software developers to fix the cluster fuck on the rocket ship going to hell. The load has been completed and will get delivered to the servers on Saturday morning. Now there’s a new fiasco brewing with a new product line I’m testing. At least I have today to catch my breath and take a break from the action.

I haven’t heard from the woman who I met at Lena’s New Year’s Eve dinner. It may have been a case of party talk.

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A Rocket Ship To Hell

This week, work has been like a cluster fuck on a rocket ship headed straight for hell. A new software load is due to go out this weekend and it has been plagued with problems. Requirements have been changed numerous times and the code has undergone countless revisions. Three developers have been trying to resolve the issues. As soon as one issue is resolved another pops up. Adding to the mix is complex product offer and an engineer that has been near tears several times. The lead developer was beyond frustrated yesterday and has yet to show up for work today. There’s hope that the next software load will resolve all of the issues. What’s life without hope?

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I went out to dinner with Lena and a group of her theater friends last night. Lena’s new friend, Sarah, brought a party kit with hats, leis, masks, noise makers, and confetti. We had the most festive table in the restaurant. It was a nice evening but the dinner was just the starting point for most people in attendance. I left the restaurant at little after nine to head home while the others were off to other parties. I lost my valet ticket so it took a while to retrieve my car from the parking garage. The valet was reluctant to give a BMW to a person without a claim ticket. I didn’t mind the wait. I was relieved to know that nobody found the ticket and took the car. The parking attendant released the car after comparing my license with the registration. I don’t know what would have happened if I was driving K’s Audi. I was soon home flipping through channels on the TV and was in bed a little after midnight.

While retrieving the Sunday paper from the front porch I noticed two Denver Water trucks in front of the house. Then I found a notice on the door advising the water has been shut off due a water main break. The break was right in front of our house. Soon enough a backhoe arrived and started digging up the street. Yesterday, there was a 36 inch water main break over by the DU campus and our water pressure was practically nonexistent. It took most of the day to fix that break. I hope it doesn’t take all day to fix the break on our street. It looks like the water company is having a convention out there.

I’m sitting here in my bath rope with my hair going in sixteen different directions, looking like Andy Warhol on a bad day, waiting for the water to be turned on so I can take a shower. What a way to start the New Year!

On the bright side, I met a woman last night who wants to talk to me about a job opportunity. She’s Indian, has a thick accent, and talks really fast. It was hard to understand her given the noisy atmosphere in the restaurant. She seemed very interested when she found out I was working as a contract employee for the international conglomerate based in Mumbai, as she was from there. She was even more interested when she found out I was contracted to a large global telecommunications company, who it turns out, is one of her clients. I’m not sure if anything will come of it, but I definitely want to talk to her about the opportunity. You never know who you’ll meet or where life will take you.

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