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1 Week of being unemployed
I knew the daily updates would get old… if they weren’t getting tired for others, they got tired for me. But, today is a week… an odd week though… with a 3-day holiday in it. I’m hoping that’s why I haven’t gotten returns on almost anything yet. That’s not to say I haven’t. There are a couple really nice folks I’m talking to, and I worked all day yesterday and will some today… so that’s good. I’m still waiting for the ‘email in about 20 minutes’ from the lady last Tuesday morning about 10. I’m used ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 6:43 AM

Day 5 of being unemployed
Saturday means the lawn, so I’ll go wake the neighborhood up about 7 maybe. Meanwhile I’ll see what I can look at as far as training material for an hour and get a jump on the day. Lots of interruptions, but got some good solid MVVM done via a post by Jag Raheel where he links out to a bunch of other posts to make his points in the article… all good stuff! Everyone reads different stuff into different books… what works for me might not work for you… I always tell someone to go to Borders or someplace ......

Posted On Sunday, September 5, 2010 8:55 AM

Day 4 of being unemployed
Another butt-kicking, and before 6:30 AM to be exact. I (obviously) like to write… well, maybe not so much that an editor is going to be reviewing my work, but if I’m doing my own editing, I can go on and on. So my solution to ‘Status Reports’ is to start the weekly report on Monday, and keep it open as a draft, typing in thoughts, problems, solutions… more of a journal than Status. Then at quitting-time on Friday, I send my boss and me both a copy. Since I’m my own boss for now – hey, a plus – see ......

Posted On Saturday, September 4, 2010 5:46 AM

Day 3 of being unemployed
Spent some time getting my butt kicked by SQLServer2008 R2. I had SQLServer2005 on there and never did really care for the install I had going on that, and I have to believe that’s what part of my problem was because I could not connect to anything useful with the new install. After a failed attempt at a repair, I finally said screwitall and unistalled both, and reinstalled SQLServer2008 R2. Then I could connect in the manner I thought I should So I got the AdventureWare database installed and the ......

Posted On Friday, September 3, 2010 7:14 AM

Day 2 of being unemployed
I had to run an errand the morning of Day 1 and returned to find the FedEx paperwork from Minerva. My benefits ended August 31. I don’t believe I’ve ever worked anywhere that benefits ended the day of… but it also included the COBRA papers and that’s gonna run roughly $850/month starting *now* … a big bite into the reserves to try to extend the money. Conversation with the HR lady was strained… she was really glad to get off the phone, guess maybe they *do* read my blog – I hope so! Got an unexpected ......

Posted On Thursday, September 2, 2010 6:03 AM

Day 1 of being unemployed
This is officially my first day of being unemployed. I was off half of Monday and all of yesterday, but my pay ran through the end of August. I added the graphic on the right to my blog last night. I had a ‘bar napkin’ on there with a nice glass ring, but Shawn Wildermuth suggested it looked like a condom (in the wrapper). I suppose sized down it did, so I changed to this. Monday was nice with all the notes from everyone, and yesterday started off good with a couple phone interviews. Have not gotten ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:40 AM

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