My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, October 30, 2009

weekend countdown! yay!

It’s a misty, grey Friday here in the beautiful Northeast Georgia mountains! Getting ready for the weekend… and the big game between Georgia and Florida tomorrow afternoon. We’re a man short again today… I guess we have five staff members so that we will have four working. I don’t know if that made sense or not but… we are a bunch of broken down workers! This is the most “mature” staff I’ve ever been on… and it shows… we’ve got all kinds of assorted ailments. As much as I whine, moan and complain, I’m not even the sickest of the bunch. Go figure. For the most part, our absentees are legitimately unwell. And for the most part, we’re more accustomed to working shorthanded than we are at working with a full staff.

The church sent out a request that people NOT come to church sick – which I think is a great idea. People carry so much guilt about not being there every time the doors are open. I think it’s better to be absent than to go and get a bunch of folks sick – especially those who are old, pregnant, little kids, people with compromised immune systems… of course… I’m always torn between my love for the Lord and desire to see the people I love and my need for rest.

I’m planning on doing some hardcore marketing today… I need to drum up some commission if I’m going to be able to give my kids anything for Christmas beyond a peppermint stick. Gonna keep my nose to the grindstone and see what I can turn up. Something has got to give… I can’t keep living at a deficit. I’m wondering if I should start looking for a cheaper place to live. I love my little duplex but it’s getting hard to keep up the rent. There are cheaper places around here but they may not come with appliances / may be more isolated / etc. I’m gonna pray about it. It’s a pain to move but I have to do something to bring my “outgo” more in line with my income.

Just had a client come in who had been hit by someone driving a rental car. Helen Police did a horrible job of obtaining information. They included the information on the rental car company (Alamo) but apparently, the person driving the car wasn’t the one listed on the lease agreement. I had to do a little Nancy Drew work to hunt down the driver but I found her (thank you, and she was incredibly sweet and apologetic. They had been trying to locate our driver too. I was able to determine the insurance carrier and helped the client file a claim. The adjuster was in Tampa and is a huge Gator fan…. So we bonded… my client left happy and now there’s only seven more hours until YDD (yabba dabba doo!)

Been busy for the last hour… just popping back into my entry to say, “HA! Six more hours!”

Big discussion in our office right now about whether damage caused by a pothole or road debris falls under comprehensive or collision. Looks to me like collision… but it made me think of that commercial by *the lizard company* with the pothole that talks… LOVE that commercial!

Customer Amnesia: “Have you had any accidents or tickets in the last three years?” “not that I can remember…” so I check their claims record and BOOM! Accident with $75,000 worth of bodily injury paid out… that means he hurt someone to the tune of $75,000 in medical bills and/or pain and suffering. “Can you remember a little accident where someone got hurt pretty badly?” “Oh… yeah… there was that one….”

Dance break… Car Wash is playing on the radio… nobody’s looking so I need to get up and groove!

It’s weird to me that so many people my age are grandparents already. As much as I love babies… thank you boys for realizing that you’re not ready to be parents yet. I want my grandma name to be Mimi but Cody says that sounds like a dog’s name.

It’s been a fairly hectic day so far. I type fast. Gonna go ahead and post this… just a little over 5 hours to go! Hope you all have a great weekend! Love and hugs!


Bookncoffee said...

We loved our trip to the mountains there in Helen a couple of weeks ago. I miss it. It was a really nice area. A place I could live! Well, especially Ellijay. Have a great week. Hope we can give more than peppermint sticks for Christmas too. I think we've outspent ourselves this year!