Well Mither and Pop are gone and we had a very nice visit. They headed out this morning about 11:00 and should be home about 6:00 if the traffic cooperates. (Not likely.)
It was great seeing them since we don’t cross paths that much anymore and I can’t ever go and see them because there’s no one to take care of Henrietta. That really sucks, mostly because they have all the extra room. John and I gave them our bedroom downstairs and we kicked Keelan out of her room, upstairs, onto the couch and we slept up there. Mither’s knees don’t work too well anymore and Pop’s breathing is quite labored, (many, many years of smoking), so the stairs aren’t really an ideal fit. But our bed was, so that worked out well. They were here for six days and we got a good drink of each other.
We found out that John is going to be moved soon to another store in the district. The bad news is that it’s just barely in the district. Pearland to be exact. He’s got a good hour commute to and from. More likely an hour and a half. Not to mention it’s the new store and the largest one of this company’s in Texas. Yes, indeed, they are having him do another &%*#$^! grand opening. Oh joy. (Feel the sarcasm.) With all the grand opening stores he’s worked at before, (yes, they make a habit of abuse), he’s been expected to work 14 hour days. (I would like to point out that he is a salaried employee and receiving nothing extra for the extra hours put in.) Except he only had to travel a few miles to get to work. I believe the furthest he had to go was Galveston and it’s only about 25 minutes to get on the island. They are supposed to announce the changes on Monday and I am pissed off about it. I told him he may as well get an apartment in Pearland and stay there and come home on his days off. He thought for a minute and told me he wasn’t sure which would cost more, the apartment or the gas to go to and from Pearland. Not to mention our car has over 100,000 miles on it. We paid it off last month and I am CERTAIN it will fall apart now. *bitch, bitch, bitch*
Comment by Ree on October 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm
Oh no! That sucks. When Mr. Hot worked at a certain retail electronics store that rhymes with Shadio Hack, they wanted him to open a new store. He was already driving 40 miles each way to get to the store he worked at – and this one was further! Luckily, fate (in the guise of a new, better job) saved us.
Comment by witchypoo on October 30, 2008 at 7:21 am
I’m happy you had a good visit. Boo on the store. Retail is a mean bidness.
Comment by Anglophile Football Fanatic on October 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Oh, Murphy. Do not tempt him. He will bite you in the butt.
Comment by Serendipitous Girl on October 31, 2008 at 1:36 am
I’m glad you had fun with your parents! Did you guys paint the door? And icky on the new job : ( Maybe he’ll have a nicer boss? Maybe?
Comment by big hair envy on October 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm
I know you must have been sorry to see your parents go, but I’m glad you were able to get some quality time with them:)
That whole job thing just sucks. Go ahead and bi+ch all you want. I’ll wait……
Feel better now? Here, let me pour you a glass of wine.
Comment by Burgh Baby on October 31, 2008 at 7:50 pm
I used to LOVE doing store openings when I as a manager with Stein Mart, but I was just barely married and definitely kid-free. Not so sure that I would enjoy that drama at this point, even if only the best were asked to do it.
Comment by Tranny Head on November 1, 2008 at 10:23 pm
Oh boy – that sounds like some long hours.
As far as the car payoff goes? I paid mine off in July and since then have poured at least $1500 into it. *gag*
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