Leesa’s Life

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I hate that saying!  But it sure is true a lot of the time.  It’s pouring here.  This week, although it is only Wed, has been a nightmare.  Started out with hubby getting into it with one of our employees.  The employee has been written up and is now on probation.  Then, hubby got into it with me over something that was of minor importance, but he is stressed so it bugged him big time.  Thankfully that blew over once he’d had a chance to calm down.  Last night, however, was when the sh** hit the fan.  Employee who is/was on probation, wrecked one of our trucks on his way in for the day.  He was talking/texting on his cell phone (something he’d been warned about, verbally and in writing) while driving back, veered off the road and ended up sideswiping an electric pole and taking out a telephone line.  HE is fine.  Our truck though is a different story.  Driver’s side door smashed, window broken, mirror gone, fender crunched and he tore up the rear suspension when he hit the ditch.  The police were called, a tow truck too, and today we are one employee short and hubby is about ready to lose his mind.  I think we’ve both had about as much as we can handle.  So, it needs to stop raining and the sun needs to start shining…..soon!

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Ever have one of those days when no matter what you do, someone is always mad at you?  I’m having one of those days.  Bad thing is that I’ve only been up for an hour and already have three people annoyed with me.  Even worse, the fact that I didn’t really do anything to make them mad. 

Hubby is annoyed because for some reason the payment on our Amex card didn’t show up this morning.  I checked and it is being processed still, but apparantly that isn’t good enough for the hubs and it is somehow my fault that Amex didn’t do their job fast enough to please him.

Son is annoyed because he forgot to do a homework paper last night.  It’s my fault because I didn’t remind him.  Well, he’s 13 years old and perfectly capable of checking to make sure he’s done all his work, right?  But still, he had some grouchy words for his dear mom before he left for school.

And finally, one of our employees is annoyed because the truck broke down on him and he’s running behind.  How this is my fault, I’m still trying to figure out, but apparantly it is and he’s already called the office and left a few messages about it. 

Thankfully, I won’t be here much longer.  I go to my second job at 9:30 so will get some much needed peace and quiet there.  I’m really looking forward to it today.  I just hope the annoyance bug hasn’t hit Debbie (boss) too.

Had a good Mother’s Day. I hope all you other mom’s out there did too. Weather sucked, but spending time with the family was awesome. I’ll be super busy this week getting this months billing finished up so I can get it sent out by Thurday. I hate this time of the month. That is until all the checks start rolling in. Then it isn’t so bad. Anyway, just wanted to let you know if you didn’t hear from me for a while then that is why. Later All!!!

Because it is going out on a very sour note. This past week has just been the worst. Thank goodness the entire year hasn’t been this way. I think I’d have had to crawl under a rock and never come back out if it had been.

You would think with Christmas being this week that things would be all candy canes and sugar plums, but nope. Not for us. We had to fire one of our employees on Thursday. I think he’d actually been looking to get fired though by the things he’d been doing lately, but it was still hard to let him go. And, of course, now we are short-handed. Not good. Also, Hubby hit one of our customers dogs today so they’re upset with us. It was an accident and hubby feels terrible, but when the dog comes out of nowhere and you’re driving a truck that is easily over 30 tons, well, it is really hard to avoid it. He immediately got out of the truck after he’d hit the poor dog, but it was too late. That didn’t seem to matter to the customer though. She was screaming hysterically and her husband actually took a swing at my hubby because of it. Again, not good. I feel bad for her, but what could hubby do? It’s not like he drove by her house looking for the dog to purposely run it over.

My desktop computer also bit the dust earlier today so I’m doomed to use the laptop for awhile. Normally that wouldn’t bother me, but all of our business stuff is on the desktop so I can’t do anything with that until we get it fixed. I need a new one so will probably go pick one up this evening. At least I saved everything to disk BEFORE it decided to die on me so at least one thing went right.

So, hurry up 2008. Get here soon so I can wipe the slate clean and HOPEFULLY things will start going right again.

Ok, I’m getting a bit annoyed with Google right now and their everchanging pageranks. I’ve gone from a PR3, down to a PR1, back up to a PR3, down to a PR2 (two days ago) and now I’m at a PR0! What the heck?!?!? How often do they change the rankings? Every day? It wouldn’t bother me so much if I wasn’t trying to earn some extra money by writing sponsored ads. But, a lot of these sponsors go by pagerank and when you have a low one, you get less work. I know there are several people out there that say not to write sponsored ads on your blog, it drives readers away. Maybe they’re right. Maybe that’s what is going on here even though I’m still showing a lot of traffic to my site. I don’t know. It’s so frustrating.

Edit: After much searching on the web, I’ve noticed that several blogs that write sponsored ads have been knocked down to a PR0. Several of these blogs have speculated that google is “out to get” those of us who write these ads. Personally, I think it’s a crock to have high and mighty google punish you for what is written on your blog. what happened to freedom of speech?

In my previous post I told you that one of our trucks was again in the shop. Well, yesterday, I got more news about one of our other trucks. This is the one that we’ve taken 100 miles away for the past two weekends to have repair work done on it. This is the one that was SUPPOSED to be fixed and ready to get back out on the road. Apparantly this is not the case. Hubby told me yesterday that it is again leaking oil from the rear end soooo that means another trip down to the Sterling dealership to have it worked on this weekend. The only good news about this is the fact that we won’t be paying a bill this trip, but we will still have the gas cost to get down there, a hotel room for the evening, and time taken away from other things that we could be doing here. I’ve told hubby that we really need to find places around here or that are at least a little bit closer to be doing some of these repairs, but unfortunately that’s what happens when you live in a little po’dunk town in the middle of nowhere. There just isn’t a market for those types of places around here so we have to go elsewhere. I just hope that the next weekend trip I have to take is actually one that is for fun and relaxation and not work related.

AGAIN, our G** D*** truck is in the shop! Hubby called me this morning and said the turbo was going out on it. This is getting ridiculous! We’ve had transmission work, rearend work, turbo work etc. done on all three of our trucks in the last month and it’s really starting to wear me out! I really thought that after getting our truck back this last time that it would be the LAST time, but I guess not. And to top it all off, I’ve had an ongoing migraine since last weekend. It comes and goes, but it’s always there, lingering and just waiting to strike again when I get stressed.


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