Monday October 16, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_41

The weather was pleasant. Very Octobery.

What a difference a year makes. This October, I'm in a company where my management LIKES what I'm doing and isn't trying to change me into someone I'm not.

When I got home on Monday evening, there were 9 bottles of water on the front porch. Apparently Arrowhead is re-working the delivery schedule (again) and our next delivery won't be until Nov. 27. Still, 9 bottles?!

We had 3.5 in the house already. We only had 4 empties. Say we use a bottle a week between now and Nov 27, we'd use 7 bottles. So, the usual 6 and one extra. Which is what is currently in the house. Plus 5 more on the porch. I just don't think we need 12 bottles of water between now and the end of November!

I have started telecommuting on Tuesdays as well as Fridays. Much more relaxing.

Rich got a phone call - the company he interviewed with last week wants him to start on a 2-month contract. He went down to Silly Valley to fill out a bunch of paperwork. One of the oddities of being an "Agency Temp" is that you have to drive somewhere to fill out a lot of paper you've filled out before, but no one ever shares.

He set the appointment time for late afternoon, then came and picked me up. We tried out a Chinese Burmese place in Palo Alto for dinner. It was very pretty but the food was... odd.

On Sunday noonish, as we were leaving the house to go to brunch, a beagle came down our sidewalk. "But where are your people, doggy?" No people. So I checked his tag. His name was Chico and he had an address on the other side of our neighborhood.

Rich called the phone number on the tag; no answer. So we got a piece of rope to use as a leash and looked on a map and then walked (ran) the beagle across the park and down the hill to his house.

I ended up carrying him (he liked that) across much of the park. Otherwise he wanted to investigate every gopher mound and every blade of grass.

No one was home at the beagle's house, but we talked to a neighbor. Rich put Chico into his yard. We hope he doesn't get out again.

This week I read Charmed to Death, , by Shirley Damsgaard. We watched two movies: Chicken Tikka Masala a British / East Indian comedy of manners, and Aeon Flux, an action science fiction thriller.

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends.

Onward and Upward.

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