Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tails of brotherhood...

I had a slow week at work last week. I had literally no calls. I don't really get stressed about it, but I am in a new position and I would like to be valuable from the start. Well I thought this week was going to more of the same. Monday I went to an office and checked in and updated my calls that I do have. Afterwords I went to see my brother, who is recovering from esophageal surgery because of cancer.

When I last saw him he was about 220 lbs, and prior to that he had been over 300 lbs. Yesterday when I went to see him he weighed in at 165 lbs. Mind you, I am a BIG guy but I think I'll pass on cancer as a weight loss program.

We are all very very happy to have him home and healthy, BTW he was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer with limited prognosis. He is now cancer free, even before the surgery (though they didn't know that at the time). When the surgeon went in they found a lot of scar tissue and severe damage to the esophagus but no cancer cells.

Amazing what prayer can do, Pat's wife Mary Ann (my sister-in-law) is a real prayer warrior and I am proud to have her as part of the family.

My brother was partly responsible for my Salvation, he may or may not realize it. But I do.

I am very glad that my brother is still around and happier still to see his recovery is doing well.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tails of the first day...

Well for those who know me, last week was my first week in my new position. I prefer not to go into details on the position, because of security and the like.  My new boss came in to train me on the new system I will be using and to generally fill in the gaps in my understanding of the job and my responsibilities.

Suffice it to say I am pretty happy with it. It will take some getting used to and I might have to turn Sirius back on as there is a lot and I mean A LOT more driving.

My territory has grown again basically I cover South Florida from St. Lucie county to Monroe county and probably as far west as Okeechobee county. I used to cover a portion of  Broward county with 5 other techs.

My first impressions of my boss, is that we are a good fit. We both have the same concept of what the job is and we are out to take care of the customer, not just make money. I have always believed if you put your clients first you will prosper.

He went back mid -week and I began my new position, which I actually have been doing for nearly 3 months before.

Whats really funny is that I was hoping to be moved over in January but the timing I guess was wrong. I was hoping to be transfered over before I had to fly to Michigan in Mid-January.
Yes the white stuff in the Photo is actual snow. Funny thing is when we arrived they had just started a warming trend. We were only sub-freezing for 2 days then the weather warmed right up. When we left Friday night it was a balmy 44 degrees Fahrenheit, I almost put on my swim trunks!!

I actually had fun in Michigan, haven't driven in snow in nearly 20 years. But it seemed like a waste of time and money to send me off to train on the new equipment that I was not going to work on.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tails of the well trained...

All this started after we got our first two cats, I noticed that we were almost perfectly attuned to their wants and desires.

I was in AFCA (Alt.Fan.Cecil.Adams) and was reading a post and I realised that we were trained almost literally from day one.

I know this becuase I love to hear my little furry girls purr and will almost do anything including loose sleep to make them happy. I am not joking about that. Silver has been know to climb up un my pillow and meow until I wake up and pet her bringing her to full purr. Then nod off again.

I guess you could say that I am well trained. I put my cereal bowl on the ground when I am finished so that the cats can lick it. When I eat a yogurt I lt the cats lick the yougurt off the foil lid.

We considrer them our little furry children and often times they are.