Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I have been crazy busy at work, so have been working through lunch every day and until 5:30 in the afternoon. My normal hours are 8 - 5 with and hour lunch. I DO get paid for OT, so the larger checks are kinda nice, but they are not large enough to make me want to do this forever.
Without writing a novel, here is what has been done in the last 2 weeks:
- Hubby took Son to the VA to find out what needed to be done to get his benefits.
- Hubby hurt his ankle while doing it.
- Son went to a veteran's job fair and handed out 20 resumes and picked up a lot of information
- Son applied on-line to a LOT of job offers.
- I took a day off and went with Son to finish signing up at the VA Hospital for bennies.
- We went to the local community college and Son talked to the VA rep
- I went with Son to look at apartments in the area. I made sure to shame anyone that didn't give a discount to veterans. LOL!
- Son had job interview with Starbucks for a shift manager position
- Son had interview with a company for a route salesman position.
- Son interviewed with HR, hiring manager, branch manager and regional manager.
- Son went on ride along to see how he would like the job.
- Son has been following up with unemployment office who still hasn't been able to get his UI bennies straight.
- Son registered with the school, though not for classes and is scheduled to attend orientation to see what he would like to take
- Son has second interview with Starbucks and was offered job.
- Son considering lower paid Starbucks job and attending college full time. Yesterday, Son gets voicemail that second company is interested in him for 2 positions; the one he applied for and one as the Facility Health and Safety Coordinator for REALLY GOOD SALARY. He was so excited and is weighing all options.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In an effort to reduce your chances of being victimized by these “grinches”, the HCSO’s Auto Theft Unit recommends you take the following precautions:
Do not carry large sums of cash, or a purse or wallet that can easily be grabbed. Large wallets that protrude out of the back pocket and handbags that cannot be secured are prime targets while you are shopping or walking to and from your vehicle. Make sure that all valuables have been removed from your vehicle before leaving home.
Be mindful of your parking spot and park as close as possible to the doors. It is much safer to shop in the day time hours but if you cannot avoid being out at night, make sure you park in a well-lit, high-traffic area.
LOCK your car and TAKE your keys. The failure to do these two things just enhanced your chances of becoming a victim.
Walk in and out of the shopping center with other shoppers, and if you feel vulnerable at all, wait until someone is walking in or have a security guard escort you.
Do not take packages to your car and then return to shopping. Thieves watch the parking lot for this type of activity and target vehicles with valuables inside. Packages should be secured in the vehicle trunk only before leaving to go home or to another shopping center. You do not want to arrive at another shopping center and be seen hiding and arranging your packages.
When at a fueling station, do not leave your vehicle unlocked, not even while pumping gas. Thieves can gain access to a vehicle and snatch valuables inside in a matter of seconds. Children should NEVER be left unattended.
When banking, make sure that you are aware of your surroundings when returning to the parking lot and watch to make sure you are not being followed. Thieves have followed banking patrons to their next destination which has resulted in both robberies of the person and burglaries of the vehicles.
At home, park your vehicle in your garage. This significantly protects your vehicle from thieves. It only takes a few minutes for a criminal to break into your vehicle and take valuables and/or equipment. Never leave your garage door opener inside your vehicle. By doing so, you give criminals access to your home.
By taking these precautions, you are significantly reducing these crimes of opportunity.
Now, go out and have a safe and happy holiday season!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
I am sitting in an exam room at my doctor's office. Never fear...I am not here for anything serious. Just a sinus infection and refill scripts for maintenance drugs. I am heading to the lab to get blood drawn after this. Then I am getting some donuts for breakfast. Yum!