It's that time of week again - Sunday, and here I am!
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Weather's fairly typical. Rainy, getting on toward cold and rainy.
The oddest thing that happened this past week was, that after several weeks of hounding me about his schedule for the professional conference that started this weekend, my boss walked into my office last Monday morning and told me that the only thing he really had to be there in person for was on this coming Tuesday and he wasn't going to go to the rest of it - I should change his hotel reservation and call his travel agent. I told him I would change the hotel after the flight was confirmed, and I did.
We got the posters done - and in the course of doing so, found out that the department that handles the printing is not the same one that's been doing it for years. This is fine with me - the man who did the brilliant job with the printing in the old office retired last summer, and I know everybody where it's being done now.
Everything was as ready to go as I could get it by the time I left work (early) on Friday. I found another piece of mail addressed to one of the in-laws at my address when I got home, so I called and talked to my mother-in-law. Apparently, in the last 6 months or so, they have started getting mail addressed to me at their address. Somebody who sells mailing lists is working with a new algorithm - we wish they would stop it.
Saturday morning errands included picking up some goat milk feta cheese from Oregon Gal before I went to my chiropractic appointment. Well up among the finest fetas I have ever eaten, I must say. After the chiropractor, I went to Trader Joe's and got the kosher turkey for Thanksgiving.
I also needed to put a little money into my checking account to avoid an overdraft fee (fortunately, I had the amount I needed in my pocket) and buy some stamps. Have I mentioned that my bank is only a couple of blocks from the main post office here in Portland? The parking limit at the post office is 15 minutes, I was to the bank, back and out with my new stamps in 12.
For today, laundry and possibly the library. My daughter is putting in some overtime and will have the car all day, but I can get to the library on the bus if I decide to go. If I don't go today, tomorrow after work will do nicely - they're open these days till 8 PM on Mondays (a tax measure to support the library system passed last spring - we're very supportive of our library in this town).