It seems I have 8 vacation days to use up in the next 6 weeks, and then we start over again. And several others in our small dept. have vacation time to get used also so we've been plotting it out on the calendar,.
With only 5 of us we do have to plan and work with each other for that vacation time to work smoothly and to get along.
It also explains why I have worked 4 weeks now with cracked bones in my left wrist, we have 4 weeks of someone on vacation and getting the arm in a cast and not working was not possible, and as the fall happened off work I only needed nursing to look at my arm, bandage the scraped areas and determine I could work. I would not say we have the most competent medical personal in our plant.
I did manage to space out my days so I can use and enjoy them, hopefully catch up on the outside work needing done here and have some quality time with Larry also.
And as we are also starting to do our vacation days for next year, with a vacation year that goes from June 1 to May 31, I did some looking on the internet and planned for early 2013, like Good Friday, and the first event of the camping season at Clayville, and Friday of Memorial Weekend. I also grabbed Friday of this coming Labor Day weekend, that is what calendars are for, looking ahead and planning ahead and with 20 days to use, and only 5 of them have to be taken in a group, I can spread them out better than I have this past year.
Most of our dept had put in some vacation slips before I started so I'm ok with the fact that not all are happy with my planning. It's up to them to look and think about next spring as part of the coming vacation year and as it is not done by seniority, the first request for that date is the one that gets it.
With no vegetable garden here this year to deal with I hope to get the property looking better and have more quality play time with the man I date. And less stress. I also do not have a house with a leaking roof and a dishonest contractor to deal with and add to the problems and stress.
And with all that vacation time, I am taking the day we have small claims court off as 1 of my paid days. I have not yet gotten a copy of any invoices for materials and labor break downs that we requested at the last court meeting, his lawyer is to have furnish that to us in a timely manor...gee, that has been a couple months now, wonder what happened to 'timely manor'. And in the meantime I do make payments on a huge legal bill that I hope ends up going to the contractor, or at least in part.
Time to eat something for breakfast and then see if the dog and I can remove the spark plug from the mower, empty the oil out and make a 'parts run' so we can get the mower running and I can get some of the mowing done here. Kid loves to be 'truck dog' and go for rides with me.
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