October 26th, 2004

Azzcalm, Quiet

Monday-day

Got lots of nice lovely sleep. Yay, sleep.

Cleaned out the fridge some, identifying some of the nasty things in boxes in corners. The hash went off. Lots of things were thrown out, making for room and dishes. I got ahead on the dishes, so the washer's currently in dirty-filling-up, and has been like this all day, with nothing on the counter and sinks, practically. Go, me.

Pink Shirt Guy Shift Ops Super has decreed that everyone should be in line by five 'til, so I decreed that I should leave 15 minutes early for work. That worked well, today -- I got there early, and was in by 10 'til, and was all set up and ready to monitor at 5 after. If I get signed in 15 early, I'll be ready to go when shift starts. Woo me. Also, it's just a tad more time in my clock.

Monitored at work. It was going to be a shorter shift for me, but then suddenly I discovered that four of the new hires had been hidden off in a corner. I pointed this out to the monitor lead, who told me to go ahead and take them. Now, four new hires is a good hour and a half worth of work, and I started in on them at 7. I got done at 9 when they left. A lot of standard-issue newbie mistakes. I'm trying to give helpful feedback as well as nitpicky feedback, give good places where they can start improving.

After I got done with that, there was still a half-hour worth of cleanup to do. Then the Cute Chick Monitor snagged me to listen to some tapes (to be sent to client after screening for the finest) for Quiet Geek Super. Another half-hour burned. It was 10 after 10 before I finally staggered out, just barely over the punch-drunk and giggling line.

I'd have tried to entice Mr. Shallow to drop by and hang if I'd been more coherent, but I decided against it because I'm going to be up early tomorrow.
Nine

Random Epiphanies: Grandma & V

V house-sits, pet-sits, and the like. She is a mature and stable person, and is sort of what you might get if you reached a halfway point between Aunt-Fayoumis and Guide Dog Aunt.

I wonder what would happen if she and the Fayoumis clan were to hit it off.

I wonder if it would be within her capabilities and willingness, and within the California branch of the Fayoumis clan's happiness, for her to be a roommate for Grandma or something.

Grandma is 80+, in uncertain health, but theoretically is capable of living on her own (according to her). She has a nurse who comes in and checks up on her and her meds several times a week. She is frail, of limited mobility, and diabetic. She also has a strong helping of the Fayoumis clan sheer cussedness and determination.

In an ideal world, Grandma would have her kids living in the same neighborhood, if not the same house, and she would have family in and out on a daily basis to make sure the house was in good condition and she was fed properly and everything was in order.

This is not an ideal world. The various kids have been coming in shifts for a few weeks here and there, to make sure things are staying somewhat sane, but that's not doing what it needs to. Guide Dog Aunt attempted to hire someone to come in mornings and clean and all, but that did not go over at all well. One of Grandma's requirements, if not explicitly stated, was that the person needs to be able to speak English fluently. (Grandma's words are starting to go, and any language barrier is going to be twice as hard to overcome for her.)

V is about as close as you can get to a Fayoumis-clan person without actually being of the clan. I wonder...
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