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We are home.

We got home yesterday afternoon.

This morning we started early and got to work around the house; I went to the bank and got groceries.

Back to the regular humdrum of everyday life.

Then the texts start. Work never stops.

This morning I found out I was on the schedule to work today even though I had a planned vacation day. No problem. I sent a text to the boss and got my schedule changed.

I’ve said it before. He’s a good man. It ain’t his fault. We rely on a computer to do our scheduling. I’m not too fond of it, but I don’t pay for it either. At least not with money.

We were supposed to start resets for a customer today. All the stores have resets this week. Usually, this is spread over two weeks, but no. Why do it that way? Why use a tried and true method?

In a text to one of my part-timers this morning:

  1. Make the plan.
  2. Execute the plan.
  3. Plan goes off the rails.
  4. Throw away the plan.

We’re already at #3 I’ll bet and no one even made it to work yet.

It doesn’t have to be this way; there’s always a plan. I have plans A, B, and C always ready. We should never be at a point of no plan or lousy plan and just let those be the two choices. No.

I’m losing my focus.

I’m losing my drive.

I’m losing my want to show up for the job.

That ain’t good.

If I had another job to go right into, I would drop notice tomorrow. And that ain’t good either.

I’ve lost my direction.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Meeting Day Part 2

Today was a long one. Three hours up and three hours back and seven hours or so worth of meeting in between. I’d be a liar if I said I enjoyed it or that it was fun. But it’s work and it was informative and we have some great tools coming on the horizon.

I did enjoy meeting some of the folks I work with that I’ve never met before and seeing the old DM in her new role as RM. I think she’s going to be good at it.

Grateful to have a job to go to, I’ll tell ya that for nothin’.

Looking forward to some changes in the near future. Our regions have changed and so will our stores. Again, I’d be a liar if I said I was completely happy about that. I’ll miss the people at one of my stores that I’ve worked with for four years, but things change and at least there’s the challenge of a new store and some fresh faces. Replacing four year long working relationships is a challenge, especially when some have finally come over to your side.

Anyway, I’m home now cooking my supper.

Hey,NC! I’ma need ya ta take it down a notch…


Seriously, it took what seemed like forever this morning just to get to the meeting and then the rest of forever to get home. Too much state. But seriously it’s one of my favorite places. Especially the mountains.

Well, to paraphrase Dr. Seuss, today is gone. Today is done. Tomorrow is another one.