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Old 08-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #3361
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I finally got an armoire moved out of my room.
It was taking up some space and severely reducing potential for storage.


I can feel the universe aligning. And now I have so many actual drawers to put things in.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:30 PM   #3362
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Football (NFL) is back, Iím happy to watch the games again.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:38 PM   #3363
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Between covering two other stores for my supervisor and the other woman who normally does them while both were away this week, talking Walmart into letting me have space so I could get out my big shipment of Christmas ornaments this week like I was supposed to (always a fight with this store -- and yes, the Walmart Hallmark ornaments should be on the shelf/hook as of this week, this early -- and tell me about it, I have to put up Halloween and some of the Thanksgiving cards in my stores next week), and hit my new store for the first time and alone since the supervisor is away and I'd really wanted her to go with me (because I'm a chicken and the procedure there is going to be a little different and not quite understanding that yet), on top of all the usual stuff in my stores... I'm just glad this week is finally over. So much relief with that mental to-do list finished up for the most part.

I just wish some of those ornaments would include TMNT. Plenty of other cute ones though.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:51 AM   #3364
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Any Avengers/Spidey ones? Asking for a friend....
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:53 AM   #3365
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Oh yes... Off the top of my head... Spiderman, Batman, Superman, the two red guys I assume were Ironman and The Flash, Black Panther, Wonder Woman.

They might vary store to store, but most of these guys were also part of my early set last year so I'm assuming they're probably typical for most stores. Though the early shipment is only two of each (at least for me), so just fyi, but more will ship.



edit: Check near the school supplies first. At my store that's where they're supposed to end up in the long run, where the holiday stuff usually is later on, and some stores might allow it to be nearby. Otherwise, like in mine that would not allow it there yet due to lack of space, they may be tucked elsewhere, hopefully somewhere in the vicinity of the Hallmark section.

I'm surprised there was no Captain Marvel, but maybe she'll show up later.



8/10 -- Grateful that the chunky brown orb weavers that have started to create their giant webs are usually pretty good about taking them back down by morning.

Had one big enough to try to catch humans last night right outside the front door over the walkway. lol One far end was attached to the corner of the overhang over the front step, but at least she was, whether she knew it or not, considerate and left an archway us humans could pass under.

Wanted to get a pic, but then found that another spider with a smaller web blocked the alternate route past...

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Old 08-11-2019, 01:31 AM   #3366
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Lol, yeah, they often put their webs in the most inconvenient places! I wish I still had the pics I took of the one funnel web spider that built her web across my folks' back porch some years back. She built it from the railing and wall down into the metal poles of a firewood storage rack. It was over eight feet across on the long side, and about two feet wide, and four feet tall. It was HUGE!! I counted at least four seperate layers of webbing, overlapping and all almost solid sheets. She had put a LOT of work into that web. It was a thing of beauty, especially in the early morning when it was covered with dew. And then it got torn up during a storm, and she never rebuilt it. I think something happened to her. Sad....
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:21 PM   #3367
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Okay, I admit maybe the saying is true, maybe some things really are bigger in Texas. Was she hoping to catch small mammals in that thing? lol



Speaking of critters... We found a monarch caterpillar in the flowerbed in front of the house. Haven't seen one of those guys in many, many years. Out there snacking on, what else, the butterfly weed. Hopefully it won't get spotted by anything that wants to snack on it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:13 PM   #3368
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Doubtful, lol. Most birds and others learn quickly not to snack on Monarch caterpillers, since the sap they injest from the butterflyweed (aka milkweed) is mildly toxic, making the caterpillers sick-making to predators.

Lol, no, not small mammals, but we DO have some dang big grasshoppers here (locusts- and I don't mean the cicada) that she was catching in spades. Spider was about as big as a half-dollar!
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:33 PM   #3369
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Oh man, we had a few dead cicadas around my house.


You know summer is ending whennnnn...
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:38 PM   #3370
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Yup. Spotted my first dead one yesterday. But that just means fall is right around the corner! (Bring on October! I'm ready for Halloween decorating!)
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:15 AM   #3371
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I'm ready for the heat to die!
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:49 AM   #3372
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Amen, sista!
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:31 AM   #3373
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:38 PM   #3374
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I think our cicadas are still only hitting their peak. So many at this point that there wasn't a moment of silence outside this morning when I woke up, just constant cicadas. (Mom found a fresh late one just out of its old shell a couple days ago. I think we still have a while to go here...)

I'm just glad they have a basic call and they're not the Midwestern ones we herd years go in, I believe, Kansas, where their call goes up-down-up-down-up-down several times before they stop.

rrrreeeeEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeeee EEEEEEeeeeeeee...

That would be crazy making. I guess people learn to tune them out, but still, if you guys have those, you have my sympathy.

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...yikes. I think the only types of funnel webs we have around here are just little bitty things in comparison.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:23 PM   #3375
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When I went back to work today, it made me happy to see that everyone still works as a team as very supportive of each other.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #3376
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Got a nice cleanup on my desk going!

Big first step in getting things together again in my room some more.

If I can't find work, I might as well not let my environment become a big disaster and sink the depression around that even further.


UPDATE:

Ok, throw that great day of productivity aside, because when I went to pick up food for my mom at McDonalds, the guy two spots ahead of me at the drive through paid for me AND the guy in front of us! So big score on the free meal. Thanks, mysterious person with a lot of money to throw at McDonalds!
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:31 AM   #3377
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Finally ran across TMNT "The Works" volume 4 for a better price and grabbed it. Now to keep fingers crossed that their "very good" description is accurate, or underselling it.

Kept an eye on eBay, etc for it for a while, and can't even begin to guess why this particular volume is so hard to find good price on. I lucked out so well on volume 3.



edit: And then I now realize the same seller (eBay) has it also listed for roughly the same price on Amazon, where I still have part of a gift card. Dammit. lol Ah well, moved too quick on eBay afraid I'd lose the chance. Still another volume to grab later.



8/17 -- Unhappy that you can't really find sweet & sour sauce at the store that's actually like the one from Chinese restaurants (only those that are more like fast food chicken nugget dip) I found a decent recipe and learned out to make it. Super easy to make and came out pretty good, if I do say so my myself.


8/18 -- Got some really nice photos of a huge thunderhead forming overhead. Wish I could have seen it from a distance, but was really pretty and interesting watching it from the northern edge and visibly sucking some of the regular small clouds into it and merging with other forming thunderheads.

Didn't even seem to be moving -- as confirmed by a storm warning later that said it was pretty much stationary -- just building up and spreading. Even got a patch of the mammatus clouds overhead and westward. Usually those are supposedly associated with strong storms... And when it finally started moving, to the northeast... *thzzt* ...fizzled right out. Big building thunderhead that had been quietly thundering and growing more ominous for a while ended up being all preshow and a short, light shower. LOL

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Old 08-20-2019, 09:23 PM   #3378
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I'm starting a new job tomorrow!

Working with a t-shirt printing couple that have kids at my mom's preschool
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:59 PM   #3379
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Added discount (plus a sale) on an tagless iron spider Halloween decoration that is missing most of one middle leg and took pity on it and brought it home.

The changeovers from the summer line to Halloween (and in one case also Thanksgiving) at my stores are done, for now.

Ghost Hunters returns tonight on A&E! (But so confused why Grant is bringing that back while Jason, Steve, and Tango are doing a new show [Ghost Nation this fall] on the Travel Channel. I hope that'll get answered... But it's awesome that Grant is actually getting back in it after having decided to retire from it some years ago.)
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:35 PM   #3380
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Had a good first day at the job! Ended up running out of things to do for the day.
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