Neither of us were very hungry for dinner last night so we decided on cereal. I got out my "Rice Krisps" and dh said are those Rice Krispies? I'll have that, too. I said well, it's store brand. I can't find Rice Krispies anymore, so tried these. He asked if they are good? I said they taste the same to me, just a little flatter shape. So, he poured a bowl and took a bite and says "taste good to me". I said good, because they are way cheaper. A 24 oz big box of Great Value brand is only $2.64. An 18 oz box of Rice Krispies is $3.28, almost twice as much per ounce. I think the next GV brand items I am going to try are their cake mix and frosting.
As I figured mom had forgotten about wanting the ancestry name information by the time I talked to her after dinner. Since I now have the camera I decided to do a test. Not call her before her med dispenser chimes at her and see if she can figure it out AND take the pills. At least she knew what the chiming was for (and not the phone ringing) and sat down and pushed the button and the 5 pills dropped into the cup. You could tell she was thinking on what to do. She pulled the little cup out, but then the area just above the cup starts flashing in red (to remind you to put the cup back) and you could tell she was trying to figure out what to do. Finally she dumped the pills in her hand and put the cup back and then walked over to her sink (which I can't see because the camera is right above on top of the cabinet) and I could hear water running and lots of noise LOL. Then I called to say hello and just said "did you get your pills taken?" And even though it was literally not much more than a minute since she took them you could tell she can't remember if she just did or not, but then she says yes.
I've also noticed that sometimes she is having trouble figuring out how to get her tv to change channels and use the guide. Sometimes she has no problem, other times she can't seem to figure it out and just turns it off. Last night she seemed to figure it out and was watching baseball all evening until she went to bed, so that's good.
Payroll went fairly smooth yesterday. First time in months. There was a "glitch" with how one of the new employees was set up. Seems to always happen because setting up a new employee (my bosses job) in this system is crazy complicated. Something to do with he lives out of state so his workers comp needed to be set to that state and they needed to set up him up with that rate and didn't know about it until yesterday, so I had to wait while they (the payroll company) figured out the rate to use and set it up. Then I was given the go ahead to submit my payroll.
I haven't inquired about a performance/salary review yet. But, I'm getting myself closer to getting myself to do it. I'm actually almost completely caught up with our monthly financial reports. I'm just about done with February and should be sending my boss the financial packet of reports in a couple days at the most. This is about as caught up as I can be. I really can't start on March until mid April or even finish it until early May because we are still receiving reports of sales/commissions for the prior month from a lot of of our manufacturers. So, I'm very close to this as a monthly timeline now. I figure being all caught up is a good time to ask!
I also was chatting via email with my side job boss yesterday. She made a comment that her dh (one of their company owners) is looking to retire at the end of 2023. It's likely that the other owner (a younger guy who I have very little contact with) may decide not to use me as their bookkeeper after that. So, something to keep in the back of my mind, for budgeting down the road. I've always known this probably wasn't going to be a long term gig - and actually it's lasted way longer than I ever thought it would (12 years now).