Happy New year, everybody!
Today is 1.1.1.-1. That means it is the first day of the first week of the first month of the last year before the fall. And by “before the fall” I mean “before year Zero”. I certainly don’t want to imply some global catastrophe to occur on the day I have been counting down to for over a third of this life; that may cause panic.
Like me not posting may cause panic, I suppose.
Look, people. I don’t have internet access at home. Heck, I don’t have cable TV at home right now. I have a few boxes left to unpack and a washer and dryer to figure out how to get moved, but after that, I’m all settled into my new place. Without internet access. So, no posts from home. Basically until next month, no posts from home. But, I’m getting a lot of other things done, like sitting aroud eating too much and watching fuzzy episodes of 3rd Rock From the Sun. Hooray!
Oh, and there has been much upheaval at work lately, the brunt of which is many, many more calls for me to take. July is the month that everyone decided to take vacations in. Also, week before last on Tuesday (the day of my last post, you may note) one of the technicians here quit. He just got up and walked out int he middle of the day. Now, normally we only have four technicians to do the work of six or eight. That week, our 2nd lvl tech was in Vegas, so we were down to two for the remainder of the week. So, no time for writing. Only time for taking calls. Last week wasn’t too bad, considering. The guy we hired to replace the missing technician has done tech support here before, so he only took about a day to get him on he phones. So, with a different tech out last thursday and friday (for a 5 day holiday weekend), we were staffed with about two and a half technicians. Now, on a normal week I will take 20%-35% more calls than the average of the other three tech on staff. The last two weeks I have been taking quite a bit more than that. I’ve been interrupted four or five times already with calls while trying to write this. I do not expect that to let up for at least a few more days, as the “new” tech gets back up to speed.
So if I have been lacking in posts of late, it is for these reasons. It is not that I do not have anything to say, I just have not had the opportunity to say them. (This is not entirely true. I have some text files on my laptop at home that, in a month when I can connect it to the internet, will appear in one form or another online. Probably in my Ramblings section on Modern Evil.) Please try to remain calm and understanding. A month is not a very long period of time, and when I can get a chance here at work, I will take it. I know you’re all just dying to find out about … whatever it is I’ve been doing lately.