Weekend Threesome – 5/22/22

Three’s not a crowd on my cloud, baby.  It’s time for another Weekend Threesome, with three random events from my week that nobody will give a rat’s ass about…

Last March my long time work schedule got changed from five 8 hour shifts a week to four 10’s.  While I was pretty apprehensive about changing at the time, I quickly came to enjoy tacking Friday on to my usual Wednesday-Thursday weekend every week at the expense of having my time more cramped the other four days.  Heck, I started this Weekend Threesome feature last May partly out of my needing something to do during that extra day of rest.

It’s a much more productive use of my time than, say, cleaning things.

Of course, I’m bringing this up because the rug’s getting pulled out from under me.  While I’d always thought this was a corporate thing, apparently the change to overnight schedules came only from our store manager, and now he wants to go back to the way it was.  The main culprit: attendance.  That, and I’m sure the rampant use of PTO days from those of us on the shift who have more time off hours than we know what to do with.  Missing ten hour days is a bigger bite to productivity than missing eights.  So at some point in June, I’ll probably be going back to working on Fridays again… which after fourteen months free of them, I’m not particularly looking forward to again.  But at least I should actually get some sleep again early in the week….

It’ll make it much easier to stay up until the ungodly hour of noon.

My lone view of last Sunday’s lunar eclipse was during my 15 minute break at 11:30, during the entire time of which it was in its fully obscured “blood” phase….

Yeah, that’s….. um….. it there.

It actually did look pretty neat as a dull glowing orange orb in the night sky.  Had I been off work that night, I probably could’ve gotten a better shot of it with my real camera.  While lunar eclipses aren’t quite as exciting as solar eclipses, it is the only way you’re ever going to see a “new moon” at night… so there is a novelty factor to it.  By lunchtime, it was already back to full again… but bright enough to transform even normal people into werewolves.

Aw damn, I’m gonna have to go home early, boss.

And finally, from my handy dandy little current weather thingie that Microsoft thinks I need on the bottom of my computer screen….

Well, alrighty then!

OK, there was a tornado warning issued for my area Thursday evening… as a really nasty looking reddish echo on the radar passed through.  It wound up being just a bunch of rain, though.  And while it may never rain on the Shelf, it sure as hell has done a lot of raining outside The Nest in the last couple months…

I think I’d have just preferred the tornado…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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14 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 5/22/22

  1. A little rowboat would be nice for the times you get more than your fair share of WET – that is a mini-pond if ever I saw one. The squirrel asleep in the tree – AWWWW x 2 ! So how’s the new floor coming along at Mecca? Looking better than it did at first I hope!

    Pam

    • The floor looks ugly as sin, at least to me. And at least they’re through my area of the store. I figure this will be their last week….. but then the REAL fun will be starting as I’d imagine the remodel will be in full swing once the nasty brownish floor is all down. Unlike the first few years I lived here, at least the ditch out back drains now… so the mini pond is gone not long after the storm. I’ve got some old pics of my squirrels hanging out by the makeshift lake that would remain back in the day…

  2. Bummer on the schedule switcheroo. We went from a 40 hour work week to a 37-1/2 hour work week with no change in wages. Then management decided to go back because they were paying too much OT trying to squeeze 60 hours into the new shorter work week. Sigh. No wonder retirement began its seduction. Good luck readjusting to the adjustment.

  3. draliman says:

    Where did you get a photo of my toilet? I thought I heard someone in the house the other night…

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Love the picture of the sleeping squirrel!

  5. Willow Croft says:

    Ha, that’s kinda how I felt with the Tornado Alert (it came in on my phone, too), I crammed the cats in the carriers and waited it out. Just rain! (But I like rain!).

    • I remember the good old days when there wasn’t a tornado warning unless someone saw a funnel crowd scooping up houses and large animals. Of course, here in the Midwest, the tornado sirens going off always meant “It’s time to run to the front door and watch the storm!”

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