Winter 2015 January 27, Tuesday (Weather, Time Passing)
40 degrees this morning,45:45 minutes minutes walking
75 degrees yesterday, that is the right kind of winter weather for me! Actually most of the week is supposed to be warm, with cooler weather Thursday.
Thank goodness we aren’t getting the weather they are having elsewhere right now.
Starting the last week of January, 2015! Somehow it feels like 2015 hasn’t even started yet and it is already 1/12 gone!
I really don’t like the “timeless” quality of all of this, I like to look back and be able to see the change!
Actually, I am coming up on only 7 months where we live now, and 5 months on my job, so I guess not that much time has passed, although it feels like a lot has happened and it has has been a long time. Somehow when I look back….
However, concerning my job, I feel like I have really learned a lot since I started and when I analyze what I have learned, it is amazing wheat I didn’t know when I started!
Of course, one area I really notice time passing is our Toyota Camry hybrid. We are rapidly approaching the 5,000 mile mark, where we have the first maintenance appointment.
Contrast that with the recommendation years ago to have oil changed every 2 or 3,000 miles.
Actually, the first 5,000 mile maintenance is just to rotate the tires, the oil isn’t changed until 10,000 miles.
I always wonder at what point a new car becomes the “old car” or at least “no longer new”. It happens gradually, but then suddenly the moment is there, just like age etc. You even look back and can’t really see it happen.
Ron and Vicki (Aliene’s son and his wife) are here for a visit this week. We are having an enjoyable visit. We had a nice supper last night with Ron, Vicki, Peter and Sara. Ron, Peter and Sara all have birthday’s this week.
Some really vivid dreams the past several days. Yesterday morning I woke up and dreamed I had won $25,000 in “rental car fees” from American Express. I was running around getting in different lines, and being told I was in the wrong line when I woke up.
Really a strange dream with some other vivid dreams I have recently had. Don’t know if it is something I am eating, or just that I wake up at a time when I am dreaming.
All of the dreams are extremely vivid and are the type that I am awake for a few seconds before I realize it is a dream, or at least before I am totally aware it wasn’t a dream.
I am already hitting the “two state” problem on my taxes and I am just getting started! Turbo Tax is refusing to recognize one of my tax documents that is separated depending on which state I was living in at the time.
Hopefully there “help” section is good. I have never had to use it before!
“In the field yesterday. As usual, the day was much different than I envisioned it when I left in the morning! That is what I love about this job, it is always something different, and I never know what is going to happen.
I also learn more each day, both about the job and about people!
That’s it for now, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.