Monday 25 February 2013

One Thing for Sure

Well, I stared another two week stint at the Post office today. It’s actually going to be a four week stint because there are two counts in a row. I regret the decision already. It shouldn’t be too bad, because I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. There will be possibly one more count after these two and then no more for at least a couple of years.

I say a couple of years, but that is assuming the powers that be don’t screw up or have some better idea that will cost a lot of money and have virtually no effect on how the product is delivered. The Post Office isn’t much different from many corporations in that every time someone gets a promotion or there are rumours of cut backs these management types get nervous and attempt to justify their inflated salaries. In so doing they start tossing their “friends” under the bus whenever possible. Sometimes the status quo is the way to go.
When I finish these last two counts, Louise and I head back to Hawaii for a couple of weeks. I don’t need the rest as much as Louise needs a break from work and a rest from worry. We are heading to Maui and even if we do nothing, it will be quality nothing. Louise is taking an outrigger Paddling course while we are there and I suppose I should look into something to do while I am there other than drink coffee and work on a tan. Don’t get me wrong, drinking coffee and getting a tan will be just fine if that is all I do, but when people ask what we did, Louise can talk about the things she learned and the fun she had on the ocean. I can just say “ahhh…ummmm…well…the weather was nice.”
Perhaps I can either buy or rent a bike and cruise around the island searching out special pools and waterfalls. I could spend the days checking out the bargains to be had. Winter coats sell pretty cheap there if you can find them. I wouldn’t mind checking out some second hand stores or even yard sales. We went to a yard sale the last time we were in Hawaii and as I recall there was some pretty good camping equipment which I kind of regret not buying. One thing I am going to look for is some stuff called “Flavocol” which is the magic powder that theatres use to make popcorn taste and look like theatre popcorn. It is about three bucks for a quart box in the states, but to get it special ordered in Canada it costs about $60.
I have been lusting after a Kobo Arc for the last couple of weeks and if the price is right I might just take the plunge. Of course I don’t need one, but I want one. I also need to get some runners while I am there. Everything is cheaper in the states. Well, if not cheaper then they have a larger variety to choose from. We’ll have to see.

For now though, I have to decide whether to go out and shovel the snow before I go to bed or to do it first thing in the morning. One thing is for sure, I won’t have to make that decision when I am in Hawaii…I hope! 

1 comment:

  1. Flavacol???? Are you out of your frikken mind?? You might as well just shoot yourself.