I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 94 - Baby Got BacK

Daily Kup (What I Did On my Reality Vacation)
I was planning on starting a series of posts tonight showing how we got our grocery bills for five people -- including personal, pet, paper goods and other grocery store items -- down to about $400 per month or .89 per meal per person. Over ten percent of this is still T's gallons of pop and M&Ms, so the results would be even better if the sugar express could be derailed.

That will have to wait until tomorrow. I spent about half the day on the roof inspecting, cleaning out gutters, lightly sweeping to get rid of pernicious tree seeds and little sticks, and scraping off moss and lichens. I also cut off as much of the overhanging trees as I could safely reach. So far, so good.

I was careful to wear long pants and a hat and cover my arms and face with sunscreen. Still, I knew that I got a little more exposure than I should have since I felt all woozy and light-headed after I climbed down. Later, my family pointed out to me that my shirt gaps a bit when I stretch. Apparently, it gapped a lot when I crawled on my hand and knees across each tier of shingles to remove moss.

While I've never considered getting a tattoo on my lower back, if this is what it would feel like, it is definitely off the bucket list. T says it looks like the giant lips in the Dairy Queen ad and had to take this picture to prove it.


sherry said...

Didn't know a smile could look so painful. Ouch,can a person bathe in sunscreen to make sure all areas are covered? On another note--would have been nice to receive some sympathy from Mr.T since injury was work related--does workman's comp. cover that??

Burning Khrome said...

Sounds like it should, doesn't it? At least this is an injury with ap-PEEL ... (groan).

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