I just ate the rest of my oatmeal that I made yesterday- old fashioned oats, crunchy peanut butter, mixed berries and cherries. Mike only likes plain oatmeal but I always doctor mine up, like I do with pancakes and waffles. I love crunchy peanut butter and berries.im drinking Costco Pacific Bold dark roast coffee pods. I get a big box once every couple months. It’s the most like Starbucks of the other pods I’ve tried. I go on phases where I prefer a milder roast coffee too but now I’m doing dark. I haven’t been drinking that much coffee lately. One or maybe two cups a day. It was at least double that when I was working. Now most days I can take my time getting up and around.
Now due to TRS being overloaded and incompetent working remotely ( and most of the help line people being rude-ass bitches) now they’ve lost a few of the forms I sent them so I had to resend them so now it could be ninety days before I see a dime and thirty days or more after that to receive my lump sum! AND “ Equitable” one of my previous 403B investment firms were absolute assholes on the phone yesterday when I called to receive a withdrawal of funds form. I had to jump through so many hoops and listen to some guy go on and on why I should leave my money with them. I was polite for a long time but then just tell him flat out NO I am positive I’m leaving your company. End of discussion. So now the form he took forever supposedly to produce won’t arrive for 7-10 days. This is all total bullshit. There’s no such thing as “ customer service” anymore.
It’s chilly out this morning. I’m sitting out on the back patio and the dog is clipped to her cable. The grass is wet. The breeze is chilly. I have a thin synthetic Columbia zip hood & shorts on and a white Columbia ball cap, I’m still chilly. In a little while I’m taking Bitzi for a walk around one of the lakes and around the main lodge.
I’ve been preparing for winter and gathering flower seeds to spread to other flower beds. I put up a couple fall decorations.
Mike has meetings and endorsement interviews again all day today. They’re having some of his sports reporters and photographers doing local endorsement interviews too because their staff has gotten so low. A few of them have never done these before so Mike has had to coach them and go through things. His salary has been cut a combined total of 40% in the past eight years. He said when / if the next round of buyout offers comes around he may take it. So that’s where we are.
8:43 I brought Bitzi back inside because she’d been outside long enough and started digging in soft dirt. I just gave her a bath yesterday. Now she’s playing with her rechargeable wobbly ball. I can hear Mike’s booming baritone voice in his Zoom meeting back in his office behind two doors.
The sun is shining. It should warm up soon and dry out the grass and then I’ll take Bitzi for the walk around the lake. I’m hearing and seeing lots of flocks of geese flying lately telling me winter will be coming soon enough.
The Zoom new employee session I had to attend yesterday was pretty worthless. Not much applied to me ( sub) and the parts that did apply to me went way too fast to be useful. There’s stuff I’m supposed to do and take care of but I don’t have another district email or ID yet so I can’t. I wish they would have told me that I need to put in to sub within 30 days of retiring or have to go through the new employee BS . Damned Covid screwing everything up!!!!
Our children are all well into adulthood now. I try not to worry and fret. I give it to God to take over. I try to be at peace and have faith. I am grateful for each new day no matter what. I try to remind myself of my many blessings.
Morning around around our Sun City Huntley
After the walk this morning I rested up a bit and took a bike ride around Wildflower Lake with Bitzi hooked in her car seat in the back basket. Once we rode around the lake path we walked out on the docks and then met several other people walking with their dogs.