Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At Least I Still Have a Job...

At least I still have a job.

Oh sorry. You caught me talking to myself. It's just that I have to keep reminding myself of the fact that millions of people have lost their jobs in the last couple of years and that I'm lucky to have mine.

That's true enough, I suppose. Sometimes though, I'd just as soon let one of them have mine so I could sit on my ass for a while.

Let's see, in the last five weeks I've worked in Hutchinson, Great Bend, Manhattan, Beloit, Garnett and Topeka.

I got home yesterday (Tuesday) with the agreement that I'd finally get to spend the rest of the week at home. Well that lasted about 24 hours. It's almost 6:00 P.M. and I'm waiting for the word of whether I'm going to either Manhattan or Hays. Either way, I have to make the trip tonight. In the line of work I do, we're usually at work by 2:00 in the morning. So I'd rather make the trip tonight and get a few hours sleep in a motel before I have to get up again.

So here I am, waiting. Waiting for that phone call. Waiting to see where I'm going next. Waiting to see what the people who sign my paycheck have in mind.

Yeah, I know. At least I still have a job...


  1. PS, I feel the same way about mine.

  2. Thanks, kiddo. It turned out that I was whining about a whole lot of nothing. I finally got the call a little after 7:00 that night and was informed I wouldn't have to go after all.

    But hey, we still have jobs to go to every day. And for that, I truly am thankful. I guess just forget that sometimes...

  3. Happy Birthday Kevin!!! For your present, not only for your birthday, but also for keeping the peace with your employer by not getting mad at your potential trip, I hereby pronounce you the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Price. You obviously put a lot of effort into keeping the peace, so you are therefore most deserving. :-)

  4. Well, Shawnee, he's much more deserving than the guy who won it. I have an immature liberal friend at school who coughed and said "peace prize!" every time he saw me Friday.
    Haha, happy birthday Kevin.

  5. Hey Kevin .. I need to log into my google account BEFORE I send you a post.

    Good to hear that you're home in Topeka KS for a little bit.

    I'm holding down the retirement fort so to speak.

    There's a lot of haters out there in cyber space. I'm posting blogs to our local paper too and Sally & I are humored by the pinheads who reply.

    Hang in there friend and ask us about reliv too

    Signing off, (another email address)

  6. Very true Jason. It's so indicative of today's society. Everyone gets a trophy now just for trying. Don't actually have to accomplish or win anything.

  7. How 'bout those Hawks!!! Hell of a game Saturday.

    Hell, even the Chiefs played a good game against Dallas today. Of course, we lost, but who didn't see that one coming...

    Oh yeah, the Nobel Peace Prize thingy. I'll accept the award on behalf of left-wing loons everywhere.

    It couldn't have come at a better time either. It's funny, just a few days ago, the Olympic committee flipped Obama the bird by removing Chicago in the first round of olympic voting.

    And what do you know, Obama gets the Nobel Peace Prize.

    And now, all the sudden, no one is talking about the olympics. Funny how that works...

  8. A President who has accomplished little and been in office less than one year joins the maker of a third rate movie full of distortions and inaccuracies about climate change as a Nobel Prize winner. The inconvenient truth is that this once prestigious prize is a now a joke

  9. What does Chicago have to offer but corruption?