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    Dang, jp, seems like we had similar corporate...

    Dang, jp, seems like we had similar corporate cultures at last job.

    New boss definitely values my experience. I have to remember HE sought me out. I didn’t even know he was looking for someone.
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    Flatline? That was a derecho Monday! Half a...

    Flatline? That was a derecho Monday! Half a million folks in the Chicago area had no power due to that storm. It spawned something like 12 tornadoes in northern IL. It missed my area, but some saw...
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    I didn’t even think about that!

    I didn’t even think about that!
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    At the end of the day boss asked if I was going...

    At the end of the day boss asked if I was going to stick with him for another week. Said he'd been tough on me several days. Told him yes! He said "it's a proven system, but it's not well...
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    Wow, JP, those are some stories! Primitive is...

    Wow, JP, those are some stories!

    Primitive is a good way to describe the systems I’m working on now. Apparently the software used to transmit to Customs is getting a major overhaul in good way....
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    My Covid fatigue mostly revolves around church....

    My Covid fatigue mostly revolves around church. I've gone a couple of times, but it's just not the same. Can't sing as only two choir members are allowed to sing and I don't have a strong enough...
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    Did a Walmart pickup order for tomorrow. You can...

    Did a Walmart pickup order for tomorrow. You can only get 6 of each, but I got around that a bit by getting several different types.

    Got another order from Walmart online today. I'm now stashing...
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    Today was SO much better at work. We had gotten a...

    Today was SO much better at work. We had gotten a ton of new shipments both yesterday and then again today. So I spent most of today working on those. It was dealing with the emailed documents,...
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    That sound FAB. And you know, we need pics! :D

    That sound FAB. And you know, we need pics! :D
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    SiouxQ - bet the wood being stacked saves you a...

    SiouxQ - bet the wood being stacked saves you a ton of time!

    I think I'm pretty much good for the majority stuff. I'm giving up on keto, just too hard with the stuff going on. Too expensive, too!...
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    I was paid for one week after I was laid off....

    I was paid for one week after I was laid off. That was it.

    I wasn’t furloughed. I was permanently laid off. HUGE difference.
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    Yes, the name of the person who transmits the...

    Yes, the name of the person who transmits the customs is shown on the clearance.

    My login in the old company’s software would have been disabled and made inactive as soon as I left. The guy in...
  13. I am so not happy about the USPS thing. I’m a...

    I am so not happy about the USPS thing. I’m a huge letter writer. Don’t eff with my mail.
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    Well, well, well...interesting wrinkle with the...

    Well, well, well...interesting wrinkle with the old company.

    My new boss added me as a licensed customs broker on his online account with Customs yesterday. It popped up that I was still shown as...
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    Wonder what the bosses will say?

    Wonder what the bosses will say?
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    40 rolls of TP for 3-4 people? Heck, no! I'd...

    40 rolls of TP for 3-4 people? Heck, no! I'd double that at least. I'm probably going to have double that myself. And I live alone!
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    I don't remember if I mentioned these before, but...

    I don't remember if I mentioned these before, but the Fairacre series by Miss Read is fabulous. It's about a teacher in a small English village. She wrote from the mid-50s into the mid-90s or so....
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    I remembered razors, so I ordered those from...

    I remembered razors, so I ordered those from Amazon. I know what I would pay for stuff at Walmart/Target. Got another blanket for my bed.
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    Thank you! When you put it that way... :thankyou:

    Thank you! When you put it that way... :thankyou:
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    Rogar, freeze it! I used to split the large packs...

    Rogar, freeze it! I used to split the large packs with friends when I used to bake a lot of communion bread for church. I just kept a bit for current use in a jar in the fridge.
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    Having challenges at the new job due to the very...

    Having challenges at the new job due to the very different system. I took good notes while training in person last week, but there are SO many moving parts. At old job we had extensive profiles for...
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    32 rolls of TP being delivered tomorrow. Got 500...

    32 rolls of TP being delivered tomorrow. Got 500 tea bags today. Love my Twining's English Breakfast and Red Roobios. Have to have tea!
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    :devil:

    :devil:
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    The senior friend I’ve been grocery shopping for...

    The senior friend I’ve been grocery shopping for has an iPad. Her kids will get her Apple gift cards to get eBooks, but she’s still run out of stuff to read. I passed two thick novels along to her...
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    I’m a hugger, as well, with close friends. Or I...

    I’m a hugger, as well, with close friends. Or I should say, WAS.
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