Has it really been that long?

I guess it has been a while since my last post.  Over the July 4th weekend the kids wanted to go to Warp Tour so Patti and I packed up both cars and trekked on to San Antonio.  It was raining most of the way over there but stopped when we got there.  I felt so excited that i had chosen to replace my windshield wipers before i left.  How lame is that?  I can remember my dad doing all this car work before we’d go on trips and now i’m finding myself doing that?!  I guess lame isn’t the right word.. just a reminder that i’m not as young and reckless as i’d like to believe i am.  We dropped Megan and Tori off and went on to Spashtown and spent the rest of the day relaxing.  It was fun to get away for a change.  I don’t do as much traveling as i used to… so it was a nice break to be out and about.

Gas is really getting to be a pain.  I’ve been looking at carpooling sites, thinking of getting a smaller car.  just everything i can to help stop the madness somehow.  It’s no secret that i’ve been looking for work closer to home.  30 miles each day is costing me about $200 a month now, not to mention the wear on my car.  Grant it i love what i do, just not where i’m doing it.  Just this week for example, Verizion (or dumb verizion as they have become to be known on this site) put both of our new circuits in Jeopardy status and not scheduled to be completed until july 19th. A saturday? oh well.  So in the mean time i’ve decided to see what i could do to help the end users here.  One of the guys jobs here is to take the weekend shows we air that come in on CD and load them in the automation system, track by track.  1 3-hour show can have 12 tracks that have to loaded.  that can be an all day task.  and there about 15 shows in all.  SO.. i’ve taken it upon my self to help automate most of the process.  not to eliminate his job but to make his job easier.  Now most of the shows are downloading from the provider overnight, he comes in, does a batch convert to match our system and then loads the tracks directly rather than ripping each one-by-one.  i’m sure this is boring you but just another one of those projects i love giving myself to make other’s jobs easier and help the bottom line in the end of the week.  (less overtime) 

So back to this job thing, oh yeah.  got an email from monster.  usually i just ignore most of them but this one seamed interesting.  The starting pay is $10k more than what i’m making now.  And it’s in mcallen which is a big plus.  It would be great to be able to have lunch at home or with my wife or both!  Anyway… at the end of the day i need to do what’s best for me and my family.  I sent over a resume and hopefully will get to talk to them… see what they can offer, benefits etc.  This place got along before without me. 

One thought on “Has it really been that long?”

  1. Woah, way to go John. I hope you get that Job. You might consider taking that attitude with your other Job. (that is for your sake).

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