Monday, May 20, 2013

Time to slow down.

Ya know there are days I can take my job, and there are days when I don't know if I can make it to full retirement age. That's almost 5 years from now. That would make it 47 years at the same job. I remember about 20 or so years ago my friend, who has had many jobs, was going to school relating to computers. He said to me, "Paul, you don't want to work for Star Market for the rest of your life, do you?" This was an attempt to get me into the computer field. I didn't even own one at the time. Plus when he gets technical with me my eyes glaze over and I slip into a coma. I just want a computer that works. Just like my car. Not that I want drive my computer.

Well my job is far from glamorous but it has provided steady employment all these years whereas my friend has had many jobs over the last 20 years. I am happy to report that he is employed. He does something related to the computer field. He is also fortunate to have a wife who earns more than twice what he and I earn combined.

There are days when I find the customers amusing. It's always amusing when a customer mispronounces something. Imagine the mangling of black pepper turkey breast. Imagine saying something similar to pepper only much more embarrassing. There are days when you have your fill of people pointing at something I can't see and saying, "I want some of that."

Now I say, "I can't see what you're pointing at."
Well now they're getting upset because they have to make an attempt to read the sign. Hey maybe it was his day off and he was taking it easy by not doing any reading.

I not going turn this into a rant about work. Actually on Monday I remembered I had an account with Photobucket. I used it back in the days of Spaces. There were little video's of day trips we took back 2008 and 2009. I found a video of the time we took a gondola to the top of Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. Then there was a video of Franconia Notch also in New Hampshire. There's a gorge there and some waterfalls. New Hampshire is a beautiful place and fortunately the state line is about 25 or 28 miles from here. We went to Cannon Mountain in the fall. It's not a real big mountain, something over 5,000 feet. It's used for skiing and the gondola ride up provides some beautiful vistas, particularly in the fall. Both videos were shot with a little 5 mega pixel camera and some of it can look a bit washed out. Still they are nice memories of beautiful places.
Now I'm having a problem getting my videos off of YouTube onto my blog. It keeps telling me there aren't any videos. I did find a way to get a video on a blog entry from YouTube to Blogger but it puts it on a new blog post. It has been infuriating. I have tried to publish this thing in whatever free time I have had, and in the last couple of weeks there hasn't been much, but I never got it the way I wanted.

So the way this is going to work out is, I'll publish this then I'll publish two more blogs with the videos on them.
I don't know if it's my computer, or that I have accidentally changed some setting. In any event, there's a load of wash in the machine and as my ol' grandad used to say, "If there's a frog in the bucket, then someomes having waffles."
We didn't know what the hell he was talking about either.

I'm outta here.


  1. I know your feeling Paul. I worked at the school for 30+ years and with the changes in bosses over those years made it harder and harder to hold out long enough. I finally caved at 63 and went early.

  2. Hope you can get your Video's sorted out Paul.
    That's a funny saying your grandfather used to say.
    Good Luck on the Work front.

  3. I don't miss the years I spent working for the AFB. They were filled with stress that gave me ulcers. I will be happy for you when you are able to retire.
    Vacation time is almost here for you. Have fun and stay safe!