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  1. Aug 31, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Too much on the plate lately. Luckily some stuff with work was delayed a couple of times or I would be really under the gun now [in trouble]. As it is, the last few months have been very high stress with both work and family, and the long term effects are catching up to me. It feels like I aged ten years this summer. :frown:

    oh yes, maybe I did age a bit more than I should have:
    How stress causes aging - PF Thread
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2005 #2

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    I'm only just unstressed for the first time in probably a month or more! I'm also officially homeless...for a night. :biggrin: I closed on my house in Cincinnati today, took my big, fat check to the bank, and hit the road for WV! I'm in a hotel tonight, and supposedly my stuff gets delivered tomorrow. The driver is supposed to arrive in town tonight and be ready to unload first thing in the morning, except we don't know if his big truck will make it up the drive to my townhouse, so he's going to check it out tonight and I guess I'll find out in the morning if they have to transfer everything to a smaller truck before delivering (if they have to do that, I don't know if they'll still be able to deliver in the afternoon, or if I will have to wait until Friday for delivery...I just know I'm SOOOOOOOOOO glad I didn't have to pack and move it all myself this time).

    The worst is over now...anything else that can go wrong from this point onward won't leave me homeless and destitute...though I could still wind up with no belongings...that's the worst that could happen is the truck blows up or something, and then I get insurance money to buy new stuff.

    So, the truck was loaded yesterday in the pouring rain as the remnants of Katrina hit OH...it made me doubly glad I wasn't doing the packing.

    Though, OMG!!!!! gas prices spiked overnight! By my former house, they spiked from 2.59 yesterday to 3.59 today!! I'm glad I filled up the day before anticipating rising prices. I found a station across town that hadn't gotten a chance to raise prices yet, so topped off the tank and then only needed to add a little bit at a station selling for 3.09 to be sure I could complete the trip without refilling. It's been 3.09 everywhere I've passed once out of Cincinnati. I'm very glad my commute to work is now only 2.5 miles (I clocked it tonight). If it wasn't on narrow, windy, mountainy roads with NO shoulders, I would be VERY tempted to buy a bike...but I think I'd die on the first uphill, either from a heart attack or from getting run over (there's no place to go if a car comes, all the roads have very steep drop-offs down the side, so no option to just land in a ditch). It's only a 1/2 mi to the farm entrance though, and even closer to the farm pastures themselves, so I'm going to have to learn where the pasture boundaries are and see if it's possible to walk across fields without ending up on the wrong side of the fence with bulls. On the days that I'm only out at the farm and don't need to go into the lab, I wouldn't mind walking, even down mountains and through pastures since I could stay off the roads. I just need to make sure the farm crew doesn't have a problem with that.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2005 #3
    Well, the first draft of my 4000 word physics extended essay is due Tuesday and well, I'm still finalizing the topic with my supervisor.

    It probably would have been done awhile back except that my supervisor wouldn't let me due the essay on propullsion of various solid rocket engines because it involved highly explosive and flammable materials. So I had to spend the past 2 weeks researching new topics...and after a ton of research, and I think 3 more topic proposals to the supervisor (not to mention a lot of help recieved from PFers - thx!) I finally have proposed a topic that he replied was "a bit more manageable". So I meet with him either tomorrow or Friday to discuss it before I can begin.

    Did I mention that this isn't just an essay, but more like a mini-thesis, because I have to perform an entire lab investigation into my topic to write the paper on? Either I'm not going to hand it in on time or it's going to be very poor quality.

    The plus....it's only the first draft that is due, and the meeting with my supervisor is an excuse to drive (I just got my liscense :biggrin: ) although with gas prices as they are now, I'm not sure a 45 minute drive there and that again back is going to be as enjoyable as I hoped.

    Ivan Seeking - Sorry to hear that...and good luck with everything on your plate, loosen that belt and keep eating! (Ok that's not that great of advice but I couldn't resist because it was the first witty thing I've come up with today.)

    Moonbear - Good luck with your moving!
     
  5. Aug 31, 2005 #4

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    My roomate works for a real estate/corporate law office. They had a big deal going through today and last night he worked until 4:00am, got home at 5, and left at 8 to go back to work at 9.

    I'm fine, though. :smile:
     
  6. Aug 31, 2005 #5
    Tomorrow I hand over they keys to one business, and in 30 days I open another. On a stress scale from one to ten..i'm way past 20. I've worked 12+ hours a day for several weeks, with only one sunday afternoon off to mow the yard. I thought it would lighten up in about a week, but I havent hardly touched the C++ programs for service invoices yet. OSHA will do its inspection in 2 weeks, fire next week, ins company this week. Inventory will be here starting after the insurance inspection. And we have 25 people being interview this week...oh and the carpet will be on monday.
    Its a motor SPORTS shop..."thumbs nose at all who think motor and sports are two words that shouldn't mix" :tongue2:
     
  7. Aug 31, 2005 #6

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    Mines nothing on the scale of you guys.

    I'm just plain tired at classes these days. I do 4 classes on MW and 3 on friday and man, hte last class on MW has me tired as hell. Its a chemistry class by the way. Today I was pretty much a few minutes away from being completely out and asleep when i kinda lift my head and all of a sudden my chemistry prof has stopped talken about correctly naming molecules and started talking about roulette.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2005 #7

    Evo

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    I am SO STRESSED. Poor Wolram has been listening to the never ending chain of events :cry: :cry: :cry: (you guys have been spared).

    Thanks for the link Ivan, I will look 80 by next week. :cry:
     
  9. Sep 1, 2005 #8

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    I have no sympathy for any of you, it is all self inflicted :rofl: you could all
    give it up and move to the wollie commune, a small donation of $50,000
    is all that i ask, just think no more carts to pull or races to win you will be
    free to frolic in the sun.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2005 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ah, the Church of the Dancing Wollie Master. It is claimed that you have to watch the master wollie dance....naked. Severe psychological damage usually results.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2005 #10

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    I sent you a truck load of lucky charms, but the driver can not find your
    house, i would ask you to light a beacon fire but that is way to dangerous,
    could you buy some signal rockets ? Ahhhh no better not, just sit in your
    rocking chair Nooo an ordinary stout legged chair and sip sherry, he will find
    you eventually. :rofl:
     
  12. Sep 1, 2005 #11

    wolram

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    Naah, thats a rumour spread by a jealous troll, i do recommend the naked moon
    worshiping ritual though. :biggrin:
     
  13. Sep 1, 2005 #12

    Tsu

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    Grrrrrrr Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Grrrrrrr Grr :mad: :grumpy:
     
  14. Sep 1, 2005 #13

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    I don't undertstand the point of a thread where people complain about their ravaged or worn out butts.
     
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  15. Sep 1, 2005 #14

    Chi Meson

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    Well,

    I have to get up in the morning at ten oclock at night, half an hour before I go to bed...
     
  16. Sep 1, 2005 #15

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    I am certainly glad yesterday is over!!!! Month end was crazy, plus, I have co-workers who don't always do their jobs, and still rely on me to do their stuff even though they know good and well I am busy trying to close up the month (I do some of the day-to-day accounting). And of course, those wonderful doctor visits pregnant women get each week at the last month of their pregnacy was yesterday, so that cut into my time (I had forgotten about month end when I scheduled the appt).

    Today, I will come home, put my feet up, have a more relaxed day and counting down to my due date (it's Sept 19). :bugeye:
     
  17. Sep 1, 2005 #16
    BIG-DUMB-STUPIDHEAD Fiscal year closeout!!! :cry: :grumpy: :devil: :mad:
     
  18. Sep 1, 2005 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    Anyone into Katrina overload?

    Since I was sitting here working with CNN on almost constantly, I'm feeling this quite a bit; much like with 911. I force myself to turn it off now and again.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2005 #18

    wolram

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    It is so horrific, i feel i should be there helping in some way, i guess every one
    does.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2005 #19

    Math Is Hard

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    WooHoo! The countdown begins! So, Kerrie, when can you start maternity leave? Are you going to work all the way up to delivery or can you take some time off before?
     
  21. Sep 2, 2005 #20

    Kerrie

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    I am working to the very very end...I want as much time off with the baby as I can afford. The last weeks of pregnancy really drag on... :cry:
     
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