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 108 - Kamp

Daily Kup (How I Spent My Reality Vacation)
It was one of those crazy, active days where I did weird projects. I was hoping to hear about a short-term service job that I'd applied for but the deadline passed without a call. As Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day."

The garage now has switched overhead lighting, thanks to extra screws, a little ingenuity in putting three things together that weren't designed for it, and a willful disregard for the electrical code, though not for safety principles. Tomorrow, I may add another outlet for the fluorescent fixture over where the workbench will be.

Campfire Koffee
The enterprising Cub Scout was put to work today recreating one of his favorite summer experiences. Here is a corner of our backyard reborn as a family campground. T had a bit of a heavy hand with the old Roundup last month in our quest to remove the burdocks that grow seemingly overnight. The large bare patches really do remind me of Camp Trefoil in Harrisville, NY, where I spent a week of camping each year of two or three summers when I was in elementary school. I learned a lot of dirty words, an unusual explanation of sex and that lakes are cold early in the morning and slimy all the time. It was great fun and an opportunity to try out a different personality for a week. Kind of like now, really.

The terrible twosome wanted to sleep out there tonight. That lasted about a half-hour.

A Sip of Optimism
Got a few minutes to save the world? Check out this link for Create the Good. The site is sponsored by AARP but there are no age or membership restrictions. Enter your zip code and find volunteer activities for any level of commitment. A number of them, like helping out at the upcoming Wings of the North AirExpo, sound like a lot of fun in addition to being good for the community.

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