August 09, 2007


...was walking out yesterday evening when my future co-worker haled me down. "Have you heard anything?" I asked him, seeing as how our little operation works like a mushroom farm. "They're saying it'll be a week from Monday."

Still haven't actually heard from anyone in charge, but the grapevine is usually pretty accurate. So looks like I've got a week to go.

On the bright side, first day of school today, and I managed to get the younger three all dropped off at their respective schools and had time to stop by Publix for some stamps and soft drinks, stop by the post office to mail the letters I'd bought stamps for (yes, I know I could have gotten them at the post office, but the post office doesn't sell sodas, so why waste time?), went and paid the power bill, stopped by the restroom, and got settled in behind the desk at only a few minutes past 8. I credit there being no traffic to speak of this morning.

ANYway, I have minutes to type and a final corner of the office to clean out.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 08:31 AM

Yeah, I have to go through four school districts on the way in and I'm still waiting for them all to resume classes.

Posted by: southtrek at August 9, 2007 09:59 AM

I was surprised at the lack of traffic this morning. I'm not sure what the deal was, but even at the schools, it wasn't really all that bad. Of course, getting everywhere right around 7 a.m. helps...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 10:03 AM

Wow, school starts really early for you all. I thought it was early for us and the Girl Child doesn't start 1st grade until Aug. 29.

Posted by: rp at August 9, 2007 10:18 AM

Yep, it's been steadily creeping backwards for several years now. Most of the school systems have been working toward something almost like year-round school for a while, and starting school in the middle of summer is one of the results. I remember back in my day [insert sound of old-timey banjo music and mouth harp] that we didn't start school until after Labor Day. And we had three full months of summer. And we still managed to learn things and not forget them during the summer. AND WE LIKED IT THAT WAY!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 10:27 AM

Of course then, we could ride our bikes to school too. (Up hill both ways!)

Posted by: southtrek at August 9, 2007 01:19 PM

BIKES!? Why, we could only afford a unicycle, and it was made out of WOOD! Oh, how we longed to be able to have two wheels with rubber tires like all the rich kids!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 01:24 PM

You had a unicycle? All we had was a lousy stick that we had to share. But we were happy, yes, we were.

Posted by: rp at August 9, 2007 01:43 PM

A STICK!? Such luxury! We dreamed of having a stick to balance with, not that we could have held on to it without arms. NOOO, it was just one long armless ride uphill both ways on a wooden unicycle. But it's like my old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness, son".

And you try and tell the young people of today that--they won't believe you!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 02:01 PM

Believe you? They won't even stand still to pay attention to you as you try to impart these important moral lessons, these truths from our own youth.

Posted by: rp at August 9, 2007 02:10 PM

Too true. Too true.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 02:21 PM