Posting for the sake of posting
I haven't written on here because I couldn't think of anything interesting to say. After coming home from Venezuela and getting into normal routines and the insanely cold weather lately, I think I got a bit of the winters blues. It's normal for me to feel this way this time of year, I skipped it last year because of the new and exciting Toronto adventure we were on.
I've read a couple good books lately. "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins was more about reinforcing my already held beliefs. I actually highlighted some quotes that I found inspiring and when time allows will post them there. Today I just finished "I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb. Nick lent it to me and I really loved this book, just a much as I loved "Middlesex" when I read it in December.
Sadly this week Emilio's employer decided they no longer need him, so we are back at square one in that department. Finances are probably the biggest issue between partners and this one has taken it's toll on us as well. Just more of a long a frustrating road we have been on for way too long. Emilio remains hopeful, me..not so much.
Yesterday my friend Joe at work (in New Jersey) was told he is being riffed. Joe has worked for our company and it's many different names and aquisitions for 45 years. He is one of the nicest, even keeled, dependable persons I have ever worked with. I am sad and angry about this decision, especially since we just hired someone from the layoff list 3 weeks ago and now Joe is losing his job (I smell ageism). I imed him immediately about my anger using too many !!!!!. His calm note back was to the effect, "it's just my time". Within an hour he was on a conference call learning a new system with me that he will use only for 4 weeks, that's Joe for you. He wanted to be on the call to help out.
Our condo is still not registered. I am still fighting the evil builder. There are still so many issues with the building as we approach one year into it. We still don't have a mortgage because of their complete incompetence in getting the money pit registered. If anyone ever buys anything from Norstar aka Willowfield Winchester, I will personally throttle you by flinging myself through the internets and popping out your monitors.
Life goes on and and living in Canada beats the US any day.