Beeeeeeee…… CLEAR! BZZZT!Sunday December 8, 2019 - Author: NightStorm
Holy crap! He’s posting something!
Yeah… it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything here. Hell, it’s probably been a few months since I actually even opened the site. Managed to keep everything updated and secure, but just never thought that maybe I should take some time and type something out.
A lot has changed since my last update. Nothing in the critical sense of life, but a lot, just the same. We’ve moved again. For almost 6 years, we lived across from the Bates Motel. Well, they decided that after 5 fantastic seasons, the show should end and the Motel should be levelled… so we decided it was time to relocate as well. We had our own place built, and that is where we are now. Still here in Aldergrove, but thankfully now in a clean stable house that we never have to worry about being sold out from under us.
Tami has taken on a massive task… she is now (well, for a while now) the President of the Alder Grove Heritage Society. Her genealogy obsession is finally turning into something outside of our home office… she’s doing talks at the school, and classes at the Library, and research for people about their own family trees. The downside? Volunteer doesn’t pay much… so the “family business” continues in the meantime. Have to pay for all the printing equipment somehow.
I know. “What printing equipment?”. We have new printing equipment. Not cheap office printers. No, we can print ANYTHING. Shirts, bags, towels, jackets, cups, glasses, blah blah blah. 3D Printing, laser engraving, wood engraving… Pens should be available in the next few weeks. We even have customers. WHO PAY. OMGWTF right? So expect that if you come to visit the VillageGamer office (now henceforth to be known as Canadian Creative), expect to get a demonstration of where all our money is goin… I mean, all the toy… uhh, our production office. Yeah. That’s the one.
I’m still driving a big green truck for Tami’s Dad. Job satisfaction has reached a low point, though not through any fault of the real boss(es). No, it’s the one (usually two) who like to pretend that they are bosses and owners, that are causing the problems. See, we went away to Alberta for a whole 4 days (on a weekend) to attend an important trade show, and to see my Cousins that I hardly ever see anymore (2 visits in 2 decades), only to come home to the truck I drive every day missing… one of those two poser-bosses took the truck, stole my belongings from it, and broke it to a point that I had to go pick it up from a repair shop after they allegedly did something damaging to the wiring harness under the hood. They have basically been a headache since the day we got home (actually, long before that, but I was able to ignore it then), and it’s pretty much reached its breaking point. I have other companies asking me weekly to come work with them (not FOR them, but WITH them). I’d already be gone, if not for the part where I would be leaving the actual owners with no “24/7” deck driver. But my health and personal happiness is more important than the two “not-bosses”, so perhaps my time with this company is reaching its end, and it is time to move on to one of those other offers. Or maybe its time that those with delusions of grandeur and reality-star-heads either forked over the cash to buy the company and become real owners, or just accept that they are just drivers and learn to keep their hands to themselves. Funny how the real “them” is nothing like what you see on TV.
Anyway, sorry for that little rant. I guess a little venting doesn’t hurt, so long as I don’t let it… you know, take over. Things are actually going too well to let stupid shit at work get me down for long… I have friends I can vent to, I have projects at home to preoccupy my mind, and I’m still in an amazing relationship with someone who shares my interest in spending loads of money on things that I don’t actually need, yet simply MUST have. Relationships can be really expensive. 😉
We decided to take a break this year from the Christmas Parade circuit, and just do our local parade, with what should be a toned down version of decorations. Am I disappointed that we aren’t doing the other 3 parades? A little, but it was actually my decision in the first place. There is just so much setup that has to be done, and then undecorating at the end of each parade, only to have to put it all back up again for the next. The previously-mentioned dissatisfaction with the job weighs in heavily as well… all those years, Tami and I were the only ones doing the decorating, buying the decorations, and getting the truck ready for the parade. Each year, “someone” would bitch and complain that it was a waste of time entering THAT truck in the parades. Honestly, I just don’t have the patience for it this year. So next year, we’ll just come back twice as strong, after certain others have either grown up, or backed down.
Anyhow, I suppose that I should pull the trigger on this post, or it will never actually go up. I can always just add a new one, should anything of significance actually happen that is worth sharing. Hope things are going well out there with everyone, and I promise that next time I won’t go off-topic quite so badly. Yep.
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