Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My two quarters

Another day, another fifty cents...

Wednesday, am I right? I am a little out of sorts this morning, maybe I haven't woke all the way up yet. Yesterday was such a nerve wracking day - and really, I don't know why. I went for physical therapy, and that was quite a trip. I have never experienced anything of the sort before, and I had no idea what to expect. The little girl that worked on me (and I emphasize the word little, btw) was a real sweetheart. She was tiny and cute and blonde, but man---I think she could literally move a mountain if she wanted to! By the time I left there, a full HOUR later, I had been beaten up and worked over, and pretty much left for dead. All kidding aside, this was a HUGE thing for me, you need to know that NO ONE touches me. Seriously. I hate to have someone's hands all over me, unless they are invited and wanted by me (I feel I had to throw that one in there, or you all would think I was NOT a good wife, lol). I do not like a doctor's hands on me, I do not like a hairdresser's hands on me, I will not get a massage for this very reason (and that might explain the condition of my hair, while we're on the subject, lol). But once again, I must say that while I joke about this, I don't like it. At all. So, knowing what I would be facing yesterday, made the day a little rough. Surprisingly though, that wasn't the bad part of the whole thing. The bad part was that she really, REALLY made my neck feel better. Really. Until I left there, and went back outside in the single degree weather, and holy-hell, my neck froze up and hurt badly the rest of the day. By the time I got home last night, all I could do was run for the heat pad, and swallow pills for the inevitable headache. Well, that and drink beer. Which I did. Two Michelob Ultra's later, I was on the mend. The really great part about this? I get to do it again, in fact - I get to do it twice a week, for the next three weeks! Woohoo!

The rest of the afternoon at work, was tense. TENSE. In a place that doesn't even understand that word, but it's the only way to describe it. Owner is working on the buy/sell agreement with the buyer, and that has him all up in arms, and had me reading and re-reading every sentence, and then analyzing every little thing for him. It's okay, I understand the need and the reason, and you can bet I have his back in every little instance, but is this not why we are paying a lawyer? Just askin'...

I have work upon work upon work, to do. I have no parts man, and a service manager on Tuesday's and Thursday's. The rest of the week, it's all up to me. And I am showing Mark how to do it all, and he really is getting it. But to learn all there is back there, takes months. MONTHS. Of course, every strange issue that come's up, has to involve me. I have decisons to make, circumstances to explain, procedures to teach. The phone rings constantly with another problem of some sort, and the idea, let alone the actual reality, of getting anything else done is a joke. By the time I leave that place in the evening, my brain is mush. I always think I can stay late and begin my OWN job in the evening, but there is no way. Ahh...see? This is what happens when you want to run the show. You actually get to. Argh...

Janelle arrived in North Carolina right on time, no issues with the weather or luggage or anything, and that has to be a minor miracle, at the very least. I didn't ask her how wonderful the weather was when she got there, I was afraid I would cry. The reality of where she was going and how nice it was going to be there, hit me when I opened the coat closet yesterday, and her coat was still hanging there. It's hard to believe that just a short plane ride away, people are NOT bundled up like freakin' eskimos. Another snow storm predicted for late in the weekend, just so you all know...

I hope that your Wednesday is awesome. I hope mine is, too. I could go for a little awesome, hell - just stress free would be good enough for me. Like that will ever happen. But have a good day, whatever you choose to do. :) Spell check, please come home...

17 comments:

Summer said...

I keep wondering why the new owner won't keep you on as his employee. What's up with that?

SOUL: said...

i can't remember a thing. :((

cept .. ummm.. happy to hear janelle made it safely-- and didn't pack her coat!!! i wanna go where she is.
i haven't checked the weather here yet... so i won't brag-- or complain. til later :))

anyhow--- as tough as the reality is to accept of the job going away--- i really think you deserve a much slower paced job. or.. a hiatus before a new endevor
ya reckon?

welp-- do have a relaxed and happy humpday-- it could happen. inhale, exhale--
come visit soulland????

:))
later pal
ox

SOUL: said...

haha summah-- i got second ovah heah!

hi again Jamie

bonnie said...

You don't have to worry here because I don't like to touch other people. Nope. So, you could still move to Maryland and be safe. Do you have one of those turtle things to cover your neck after PT, maybe try hand warmers under your scarf? Do you have a pinched nerve or something? When I do, the pain spasms make me insane. Maybe you could take those pain pills before work :-) Have a Fab Wed.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Bonnie is the best, isn't she?

I hope that the michelobs went down in wonderful fashion, and as much pain as you were in after PT, I'm guessing she's working out the leftovers from the doc's work. So, here's a toast to you hoping that with each treatment, it takes you longer to feel pain.

Have a great Humpday! ;)
Always,
Elizabeth

Maria said...

It sounds as if you might be on the road to mending!!

I know, I know...this weather sucks. Liv is home from school today, not because of a snow day, but because it is ten below with a wind chill of nearly 30 below. I have a cold and have to slog to work.

And hey....summer has a great thought. WHY doesn't the new owner keep you on? He/She would be crazy not to....

simonsays said...

Summer and Maria,

To tell you the truth, I don't know that he won't. I just don't want to work here after the current owner has left. I have been running things my way far too long to be told what to do and how to do it, here-at least. I don't think I'll have any problem with that in another place. And the honest truth is, I really don't think the new owner likes me too much, although again, that is my assumption. I DO know that I don't care for him - assuming he really is the full-of-himself wind bag that I have seen so far. :)

Mary said...

I can understand not wanting to stay on after the business sells. I wouldn't either. The new owner may think he wants to run his new business but reality will set in very quickly. Reality has a way of taking the air right out of an arrogant wind-bag.

Therapy can be tough but if it helps in the long run it'll be worth the effort. I had therapy following an injury and hated every last minute of the experience. The fact that it really helped didn't make me enjoy being there. As I remember, it did make me more sore in the beginning. Hope your experience gains the same results mine did.

Rebecca said...

Hey, there. Glad to hear that Janelle made it safely. And really glad to hear that you started PT. I know it is gonna be a bumpy ride, but some immediate progress is very encouraging. Gotta tell you though, I don't mind being touched. There is something very soothing about a human touch. What I hate that most touching involves gloves of some sort. I HATE that. I know, I know...public health...blah, blah, blah. But the squeak of a rubber product on my skin--THAT gives me the heebee jeebees.

Hope you have a good hump day. And I agree with summer, they should keep you, and to further your thought, let you run things as you have without interference.

Cheryl said...

My day is actually an easy one. Hardly any clients. Of course, that means no money, but it all evens out. I'm waiting for my haircut. I just asked the shampoo person if she could take an extra long time on me. So I'm the opposite of you.

I hope today is better for you. You need some kind of vacation when the sale is over. That's my 50 cents.

Foster Communications said...

You're still in PT? I was hoping you were feeling much better by now. I went to PT yesterday and she said I can just do on my own and to schedule another trip in 3 weeks. I hope the pain soon fades. Until then I think the Michelob Ultra sounds like a pretty good prescription!! :)

fiwa said...

Hi Jamie - I saw your comment on Brad's blog and wanted to stop by and say, if you'd like to read, I'd love to have you. I only made it private to keep out a nosey coworker. :) Please send me an email to fiwa6831@yahoo.com and I'll drop you an invite to join.

Sorry to hear about your PT, I've been in it before, and I know it's not pleasant. Hope the time goes by quickly for you.

fiwa

Kelly Jene said...

My neck aches for you. I hear you on the massage. I once had massage therapy for my back and man oh man was it misery. Hate other people touching me. Not to mention if people touch my back, they usually end up donkey-kicked in response. :)

Take care lady!

Beth said...

spellcheck!!!! Where are you spellcheck?!! I miss you!!!

I've never had a massage cuz it kinda creeps me out to have someone's hands on me too!!!

JYankee said...

just poppin in....i finally had to come into work today myself...we got the company "epidemic" floating around.... it sounds like a hospital ward here...omg... there was a beautiful "mt fuji" of docs and papers on my desk... lovely *sigh*

Anonymous said...

the physical therapy I had seemed to make things worse before they got better but then they DID getter better- permanently.
Raine

Portia said...

I hope today is a better day! PT sounds rough, especially just to walk back out in the cold and be in pain again, but I'm sure you will be glad you did it. Just think, spring is only a month away!
Glad Janelle is safe + sound.