Guess what?! I'm going to be a grandma. No, not DD......she has a brain in her head....no, it's the DS...you know the one who can't even support himself? So, his 33 year old girlfriend, of 2 or 3 months, he lives with, is pregnant (she already has one no father in the picture 9 year old kid). Ya, great. A grandchild we'll never get to see or know. Just peachy news, eh? I guess about all's we can do is pray for that innocent baby, who will be born to a cigarette smoking and pot smoking momma (and dad). Sad.
Our renter neighbor found a "work around" solution to his landlord telling him he can't park his junk at the house or on the vacant lot next door, owned by the developer guy. Friday night they were mowing the neighbor lady's yard who lives behind us in the alley...now we know "why". He's apparently told her he'd mow her foot tall lawn in exchange for being able to park his trailer and junk truck on her property! LOL. He even got to use her water (apparently she's on a well system) and pressure wash it on her lawn! What a deal he's got going. haha.
Nice weather in 80's past few days. I added a few plants. I finally got some herbs for my two vintage tea tins to put in the kitchen window ledge. I think I should get one more tin. I also found this cute succulent bowl at Lowes, while we were there picking up some screws and more grass seed. The empty picnic table needed something on it. Hopefully I don't kill the plants!
Parsley and peppermint. The peppermint smells good, too.
I have a department at work annoying the heck out of me. What should be basic, repetitive type requests for PO's and invoices have constantly become a series of emails I have to send because they don't supply me with the info I need or are only giving me partial info. One girl is new, so she gets a complete pass, but the other has been there for years and knows the drill. Don't send me a customer PO to order some parts for and not give me the ship to address. Just dumb. Or she'll give me the name of the company it ships to.......um..ok...they have 3 branches, which one? Not to mention it's not my job to have to look up the address, it's hers! I just politely email back "can you give me the ship to address, please". I got one request today to invoice a customer for some service work. But the customer PO doesn't match what's in our system for the service dollar amount. So, I have to email back to clarify which amount I'm supposed to invoice. C'mon ladies....this is basic stuff. Then we recently started regularly ordering this one part from this one vendor. That's all we order from them. One at a flippin time. At first it was me ordering from them to direct ship to our customers (and then I bill our customers for it). Then the dept started pulling the part out of our (very limited) stock to fill the order and telling me to re-order for our stock.... one at a time......I'm like this is completely ridiculous and such an inefficient way to do this. If we are going to start stocking the part to fill the orders, then order a whole bunch at one time and place one big re-order when you are getting low. Not orders for quantity one from them, 3x a day!. I was just about to say something about it to my boss when she called me Monday morning apparently having the exact same thought as me. This is ridiculous. She got together with the ladies in this department and got them on a new plan to order these more efficiently. It's much easier for me to place one order a month, pay one invoice a month, rather than 20 separate orders a month and 20 separate vendor invoices to post and pay. It will obviously save them a ton of time, too, not having to send me an email 3x a day to place orders.