Lots of Work, Fridays off and A tree fell on my house!


Work continues to be fun and challenging and it seems to take up most of my time. I know I’m appreciated so it’s not a bad thing. The new boss is working out fine and the processes and procedures are a bit different, but so far he’s not making me hate my job. There is a bit more overhead to handle with some additional administration tasks, but it’s not too bad. I just include that now into my daily duties. It’s not a waste of my time as other coworkers seem to think. It’s part of the job so I do it.

I still tend to get up early and work for a bit. Sometimes only an hour sometimes two or three hours. Even on days off, which I’m now taking a few extra to deal with the over load of PTO I have accrued. I need to use it before it’s no longer mine to use. I have a good reason to use some more now, but I’ll elaborate on that in a bit. Regardless, in many cases, it’s not “work” to me. I mean it is as I’m doing things to benefit the job, but it’s fun and challenging and I like to do the stuff.

Fridays off….

So yeah, I’ve been taking Fridays off from the job, allowing me the normal 4 day work week. It’s pretty good even though (as stated above) I do work a bit during that time. Not always, but, usually. Taking Fridays off makes for a nice long weekend. Since I don’t have to go into the office to work, and I’m usually stopping by 8 or 9 AM anyway, I still have the whole day to lounge or do some things around the house. It still nice to not have to go into the office and it feels like I’m having a full day off.

The Tree that Couldn’t Stand it Any Longer…

So a tree fell on my Farm house in Scranton, SC during the storm that was named Matthew. This hurricane had already started to slow in its intensity, it did however have enough rain and wind to cause some major damage. A week later there is still flooding in many parts of North and South Carolina that has displayed many more than just my farm house tenants. Below are a few images from the house showing the damage caused by the roughly 30 ton tree.

We are unsure of how much damage and how much time it will take to repair. There is a chance we’ll level the place, but most likely it will be a repair with the back of the house being replaced. It’s just too early to tell what’s going too happen right now.

I’m just so thankful that no one was injured during the storm and when the tree fall. My sister was witness to the falling tree, but it could have been a lot worse. Everyone is safe and sound. Now it’s just a matter of putting things back to the way they were – or even better.