Chilly Toes and Catching Up

It was 4° in the holler this morning. FOUR. And I had the bright idea to run outside to fire up the truck in bedroom slippers. My toes may never forgive me.

I've been busier than the lunch lady on pizza day here at the Asylum. I've done more quotes, answered more phone calls and set up more new accounts in the first two weeks of January than I did in all of December. Most of the inquiries and orders are coming in from Canada which I suspect is a direct result of the mass mailings I did back in November. I hope this means things are looking up.

My new hours have taken some getting used to. I'm not getting crap loads of housework done like I'd hoped I would, but I am getting to watch alot of "Ellen" and "Oprah." I've used the time to work on Twistedmare some, changing descriptions and tweaking here and there, but after multitasking well beyond my brain's capabilities for a day, I usually just have to zone out for a while when I get home.

While I've not yet been informed of all my weekend plans, I do plan on going to The World O' Wally for a few groceries and to purchase me, myself and I a spiffy new carpet cleaner. It's an upright but it's small and perfect for trailer sized rooms. The carpet carnage resulting from years of furbaby ailments and indiscretions has gone beyond what I can remove on my hands and knees with a can of spray cleaner. The Crock Pot I promised myself for Christmas can wait another week or two.

I'll also be picking up this months order from Angel Food Ministries tonight. It's a great way to stretch your food dollars and you're helping out a good cause.

Anywho.. I'd better get back to work. I've got a stack of data entry to do. Ya'll have a great Friday, we'll talk again soon.

Later Taters!


tiff said...


Over here in the Piedmont it was in the teens this morning. That's just crazy talk, but FOUR? Yeesh.

kenju said...

According to my baby, it was 4 degrees in the DC area, too. It was 16 here - and that's balmy by comparison! LOL

Marilyn said...

Thats cold.

Hey listen, I bought the perfect carpet cleaner at the White Trash Warehouse last fall.
I'll go look and see what kind it is...hold on

It's green

Just kidding...
It's a Bissell Quicksteamer

I love it, but I guess it all depends on how down and dirty you need to get.

Significant Snail said...

I covet your carpet cleaner...but not your 4 degrees!

Mahala said...

I think that's the one I'm looking at too Marilyn. It's small enough that I won't be banging it into the walls.

Travel said...

I braved the cold and was at my desk at 7:55 AM, shook the mouse to wake up my computer and nothing. It had died in it's sleep overnight. I called the IT "customer care" number and was conneted to Chicago, no one cares that early in the morning on the east coast. A work order was dispatched. I caught up on my ready, cleared off my desk, did email on my phone, contemplated joining the computer, waited and the Polish computer technition arrived about 9:30. She determined that it was truly deceased and went to fetch a loaner, aka the last semi working model of a laptop designed for Windows 2000. That was made somewhat functional by 10:30, I spent 15 minutes trying to decide if I should scream or cry when she explained the largeest professional membership organization in the world (opps too much information) does not synch files from the work stations to the file servers automatically. The three hours of tedious work on Thursday afternoon exist only on the hard drive of the dead computer. About 11:00 I get a call from IT, that they have transplanted the hard drive into a new body and it appears to work. By then it was time for a phone interview for a summer intern (who stood us up for the second time this week, she won't be getting a job offer - it is a paid internship in DC at the brand name organization in the industry and she sets a time for us to call her and then does not answer the phone -- - - - - - - her mental health or mine? After that I had an appointment and lunch and then back to the office to find the successful transplant patient working. I did have somewhat ominous message about needing to test the VPN capability.

God it is cold and I actually got about 12 minutes work done in the office today. Not worth getting out of bed for.


rennratt said...

I LOVE Angel Food Ministries. I have effectively converted all of my co-workers and half of my church to get boxes there. It's a great way to save money!

Congratulations on the increased orders! May the orders/sales result in additional hours or a bonus for you!