Thursday, January 28, 2016

A little bit of this and that

It has been a frustrating week, work-wise. Day 4 and I still cannot access the program I need to complete my work. It's SO stupid.  None of them at the office would go more than a couple of hours with this program not working on their desktop. As of yesterday afternoon I was now told to email their off-site IT person, as she supposedly had fixed it all.  I still haven't heard back from her.  I was already a bit behind on my work for this company (due to taking two weeks off at Christmas) and now I'm really behind. Update: as I was typing out the rest of this post, the IT person emailed me back with the settings and all is finally fixed now. That was definitely something that should not have taken 4 days to fix!

In my regular job, I've been trying to resolve an issue with the expense tracking software we use and it's integration into Quickbooks. Supposed to work "easy as 1-2-3". It's not.

It's dumping rain. I've already had to dry the dogs off twice this morning. They always have to go out to pee, first thing, and then shortly after they eat, they always need to go out again. It's going to be an awful drive into work. Fortunately, I had just started a new audio book that is really good, so at least I have that to look forward to. It almost makes the drive feel like a break from everything.

With Christmas and birthday gift cards, I now have $75 on my Starbucks card! I don't go there that often (usually with DD, so even less now that she's gone most of the time) so this is probably going to last me a long time.

I'm almot out of my cat's daily thyroid medicine. I did remember to call the vet yesterday and get that going. Hopefully they called it in to the pharmacy. I will check with them in the morning tomorrow, to make sure, as they have always said they need at least 3 days notice, because it's not always something they have ready made up, since it's a compound.

I was just reviewing my EOB from my recent dental cleaning appointment. Charged for Fluoride. Unless something has changed in the way fluoride is applied, I did not have that done. The only thing she did was polish my teeth quickly after the scraping part. Is there fluoride in that and that's what they consider? I always remember, if having it, it was applied to the teeth for a few minutes and then you were told not to eat or drink for a little bit after. Hmm.....might have to call and check on that. It's only $28, but as I'm probably going to max out my benefits yet again this year, every little bit helps.


  1. I have at least a 90 minute journey each way to and from work every day so as you can imagine, once I'm on the bus I get a lot of reading done. I'd never thought of audio books though - must check them out. Thanks for the idea. And I don't blame you for checking up on the fluoride either. It's better in your pocket than theirs. Anna

    1. you could just put in some ear buds and listen away :). I download books (3 week borrow time) from our local library, so it's all free reading. I have the app on my iphone and just download it to there. Easy peasy.