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Life’s a lemon and I want my money back


My float is down $50 in $5 notes. Either I cashed my float last night, or I left my notes on the drivers table.

May have done it last night, or maybe this afternoon.

Last night was routine enough. This afternoon on the other hand was rushed. Once I signed in and read my duty, I had to do a bus change. This means wandering around the yard, looking for a particular parked up bus, start up it up, fill out logbook for it, and then drive it to the changeover bus stop. In this case right out side depo, but just behind the bus exit, which means you have to drive the bus right around the block to get to the right place.

No extra time, so didn’t really have time to get there. Making things worst, I also had to get some more 10c pieces for my float as I was out. I probably took the notes out then. Either way, I’m down on cash, and annoyed about it 🙁


Having a great day today. Not to sure why, as yesterday I was having a terrible day. Anxiety was over the roof, but today, I’m great.

Heart beating a little fast right now. Driving down the Main Street, another bus following me, and plenty of cars. Then an ambulance shows up, sirens on, looking like they’re in a hurry.

Hard enough as it is to find somewhere in town to pull a bus over in a hurry, it’s a lot harder when you’re looking for a spot where the bus following you can get out of the way as well. Found a space pretty quickly for the both of us, but it gets your pulse up a little!

Happy and Sunny

Having a good day.

The morning wasn’t to good, had a headache. Have had one every day this week shofar. I think it’s the new dosage of my meds. But took something for it and it didn’t last two long, so that was good.

Heading I to work, there was a heck of a fog. We’re talking two car lengths visibility, max! Luckily I’m just doing running on the flat, and it wasn’t two bad on the flat once off the hills.

Had a early brunch at Burger King. My current shift means I’m working through my wife’s lunch hour, so I can’t dine with her.

Brunch was good, and put me in a good mood for the next section of my shift.

Now the sun is out and it’s nice and warm (behind glass), and sofar today I don’t fell anxious at all, so nice day and I’m felling good.

Happiness is reading a sign the wrong way

Ok, made it throw work yesterday, and I’m half finished today, so things are looking up.

Read a sign in town, “Serving good Kiwi food for 40’years”. Naturally I know what they mean, but what I was thinking was that Kiwi’s (small nocturnal flightless bird) probably eat bugs and other small insects. I don’t know if I want to go to a restaurant and eat that.

It’s funny why your mind thinks sometimes.

Crazy me

Things haven’t been to good for me the last two or three weeks.

A few weeks ago I broke down. I started stressing lots and lots, and I guess I had an anxiety attack.

I had to drop out of work early, as my brain was just shutting down.

I went and saw the Doc, and was given some meds and a week off.

A week latter I return to work, and only make one and a half days before it happens and I have to go home again.

Back to the Doc, have my meds doubled, and a couple of more days off.

Now I’m back at work again. It’s only a short shift today and tomorrow. I’m feeling quite nervous, but I think I have it under control. I believe, ok I’m pretty darn sure I’ll make it through today.

Guess I’ll just have to run day to day for a while, but I really hope I can hold it together this time. I don’t want to take any more time off work, I have no sick pay, so I’m just taking leave without pay, and it costs me a fortune every time I have to see the Doc.

Busy, but happy

Been keeping myself busy today in all the breaks at work.

Trying to workout the most cost effective solution for somebody who is spending less and less time in their home town, but wishes to stay in contact with locals who won’t call a cellphone number.

Currently I’m looking at a home phone option with 2 Degrees mobile, where calls to a local number get sent to your cellphone instead.

The other option I am looking at is xnet’s VoIP option, where voice mail gets emailed to you once it is recorded. Trying to see if it is possible to get that setup with a local number but not actually have an internet connection, VoIP device or anything like that.

So that’s what has been keeping me reading websites and sending emails today’s hopefully in a few days I’ll have enough information to make and formed decision 🙂

Driving pains

It’s Tuesday, lovely and sunny, so why am I posting under sad?

Well last week, actually 2.15pm, last Tuesday (give or take a few minutes) I injured my hand.

Nothing to major. The wind was terrible last Tuesday. I was aware of this when I got to depot, so I was holding on to the van door strongly when I opened it. Guess not strong enough, as the wind ripped it out of my hand, giving my hand a good yank at the same time.

Fifteen minutes latter it still hurt, so I filled out all the work place injury forms as procedure. After all if I came back with a sore wrist the next day and said I hurt myself at work yesterday, nobody will believe you, so just in case, always follow procedure, report and fill out injury forms when it happens.

Well it wasn’t as minor as I was hoping. Next two days hurt all the time. By Friday it was only hurting when in use and for a while afterwards. Naturally driving means it was in use a lot.

Pretty much did nothing with my wrist during the weekend, so come Monday when it still hurt after 30 minutes of driving, decided, six days now, not gone. See a doc.

Well I saw my doctor this afternoon. Pretty much what I expected, painkillers and anti-inflammatories for a couple of weeks.

Better safe than sorry.

Don’t worry about me, doesn’t hurt much, guess I just like to feel sorry for myself every now and then.

It’ll be gone in a few weeks.

Grumpy bus driver

Darn, I had to be that grumpy old bus driver this trip.

I had an elder gentleman with his shopping bag trolley sort of thing with him. I had to ask him to move it next to him by the seat as it was blocking the corridor. We aren’t allowed to have anything blocking the corridor in case there is an accident, as it may slow down people being able to get out. Also it makes it hard for other people boarding or departing the bus to get past.

The second was a young lady drinking her coke. No eating drinking or smoking in the bus. Actually I don’t mind people drinking clear water, but anything else I have to police as coke and other soft drinks get sticky and also attract insects if they are spilt.

So this trip I’m sad as I was the grumpy driver, oh well, next trip now, back to happy me 🙂

I love my life

Been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve been busy.

I had three days off work a week or so ago. My wife and I have now been married for 14 years, so as usual we took our anniversary off just to do us stuff.

As for why it’s been so long since my last post, I blame shadowrun. I haven’t played the game for years. Actually there has been a new edition released since I last played.

Either way, even though last time I played it was the 4.5th edition (SR20a), and now the fifth edition has been released, we are playing the old 3rd edition.

This the reason I’ve not been posting. I went to DriveThruRPG.com and brought a bunch of 3rd edition Shadowrun books (PDFs), and in my small breaks during the day I have been sitting their studying the books rather than posting stuff here.

I now own eight 3rd edition PDFs, and naturally I still have the 4th Ed PDFs I brought last time I played. Oh and I also brought the 5th ed core book as a PDF as well. Guess it’s not that a cheap a hobby, but it’s pretty good.

Oh yes, also have some real paper books form 4th edition laying around so where, but can’t remember where. I don’t go for paper versions of books now, as they are hard to buy in town, cost lots to buy and ship all the way to New Zealand from Amazon, and the PDF versions also allow me to use the search function of the reader 🙂

There has been other contributing factors to why I haven’t written as well. The weather has been great recently,about time. The university is starting up for the year now, so all the students are in town. With the students in town and the great weather, lots and lots of people going to the beach. Yep, you guessed it, I do the beach run, so rather than having ten minutes at each end of my trip to do stuff, I’ve been running flat out trying to keep on time.

So busy at work, busy with my reading, and don’t forget I have a fantastic wife 🙂