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  • Well, survived my little 4 day $0 ordeal. Phone is paid, parking (for the motorcycle) is paid and I am going, soon, to the Post office to pay for my PO box. Then, gotta get gas in the bike, Cigarettes and then, since it is nice out, head to the lake for a spell. After that, find something for lunch and then come home and plan my finances, because next check will be short 2 days and that check will have to cover rent.
    Well, it appears I am effed! I tried to cancel my patreon stuff this month, it charged me anyway. I got charged from some company called Actiteck, and I've received nothing back from them. Then, I got another auto payment that hit last night...I now have $7 cash and nothing else. I need gas for my bike and I am out of cigarettes.
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    That $113 would have saved me from what is happening now, but I tied to budget what I had left but got stuck because of Patreon and Actitech. Actitech, when I looked them up, appears to be a bit scammy. Non of the phone numbers on their website work, 2 are robo sales pitches about some vague special and the 3rd was disconnected.
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    I emailed them and if I get nothing by tomorrow, I am going to contact a lawyer. I am also thinking about changing my bank card, on Wednesday. That's a hassle but, it may be a necessary step, at this point. Anywho, I'm still kicking and I can eat at work...somehow, I will survive this on $7 of gas in my bike. Until then...
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    2things. I talked with the Hotel Mgr. and the problem employee is gone. My boss had left early Mon. and called off Tue. due to some issues at home. So, did not, yet, talk with him about our pay thingy. I think I will call him later, with my concerns and idea. Until then, I am taking shifts, cleaning my apartment. Right now is my first 30 minute break.
    Wow. Well, due to my rent increase, last month, and my recent trip, I am broke. I woke up this morning, a few moments ago, a little panicked about Patreon hitting my account, today. So, I just rushed through canceling all my subs. This is hopefully, a situation that is not going to be perpetual. I am employed, after all.
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    Which means, I didn not get paid for 36 hours. On top of that, we haven't gotten the raise that was due in JANUARY!! I lost count of all the excuses, and for a month it's been "that will be taken care of next pay period". I am going to talk with my boss today, and ask him if I can talk to Building MGMT.
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    I am thinking of getting a Lawyer, to sue them for back pay. I want to talk with our mgmt guy and perhaps they will do this fight for us. I am sure he is aware of it, as is our Director of Sec. but, our guy has done nothing, ever, to help us and I am sure he has been avoiding it, per my boss's answers to my questions.
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    Anyway, I am going to get ready for work and see how THIS goes. I have mentioned to both my bosses that I was contemplating perusing a lawyer for this so, I am not blindsiding them. I also think it would be better if the company paying the sec service sues them, I and my coworkers would be a little more protected, since we would be not doing it ourselves.
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    Did not get a chance to talk with the Hotel Mgr, got busy and he was gone before I had a chance to go over there. Oh, well. it will be fine.I have the next few days off and need to clean my apartment. So, off to bed! Good Night TPU!
    Made it through the weekend and the rain, on Saturday ( waited it out until 4 am because the Hotel's night guy wouldn't do his job and rent me a room). Got home Sunday morning long enough to lay my head down before having to do it all again for 12 hours. So, yea, little tired yesterday.
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    I don't think the night shift guy, at the Hotel, is gonna have a job for very much longer. I don't even have to say anything, since the complaints are already built up. We'll see.
    Well, new guy starts on my shift tonight. Good kid, should work out fine, for a change. Now, I just need to monitor my other employee, and keep him at the desk. I don't want the new guy stuck alone at the front desk, however the other employee is a complainer and doesn't like the desk.
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    We, my boss and myself, just had a conversation with him about this. Took 15 minutes for him to stop beetching and whining. It's folks like this guy that make this, easy job, hard. Sit at the desk and make sure visitors are properly documented, easy as eating pie, but no....
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    Complainer has to go on and on about all the stupid people he has to deal with. A truer case of the pot calling the kettle black, would be hard to find. OK, I got that off my chest, hopefully that means I won't end up going ballistic on him. LOL :banghead:
    Well, actually only worked until 1 today, so, an 8 hour shift, instead of 10. Been home for a couple hours now and I think it is nap time. I think that because I just had to watch the last 10 minutes of the video I was watching, after spending 1 1/2 hours doing some online training I needed to finish up today.
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    So, off to nappy fun time, for about 40 minutes, or so.
    Off to my fav diner for a bit, then I am going to kill a portal in Ingress, that is bothering me. Come home, do a couple loads of laundry and clean up a bit and hit the sack. I have an early 10 hour shift tomorrow, 5 am to 3 pm. It's another Overtime shift so, not complaining. Plus, I am done at 3. I don't mind that.
    Well, got a call this morning,Wednesday, at 6 am. Was asked to go into work for someone that called off. So, got up, after just a few hours of sleep, and got ready and hit the road. On the way home, anound 3:15-ish, I noticed my dash flashing, I needed fuel.
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    My plan for Wednesday was to get up, get fuel and hit the lakeside. At 3:15 I realized how wrong the day really was. I did make it to the gas station, the one with the ethanol free fuel, so that worked out. However, I was so worn out from lack of sleep, I went straight to bed for 40 minutes.
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    I forced myself out of bed but could not muster the motivation to go out to eat. Plus, it started to storm, lightning and downpour, by the time I had a small inkling of motivation. I eventually ordered a small bite to eat from Doordash. Now, I am going to get some aspirin, my nap got me a stiff neck, then off to bed.
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    I literally fell asleep in this chair,. 4 or 5 times, watching YouTube. It's time. Good Night TPU!
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    OK, so it's Thursday, again. I am gonna go get some stuff from my PO box. Then ride to a lake and read, with the birds singing as background noise. After a while, couple chapters, I will hit up my fav spot for a late lunch/Dinner. After that? Hope that the Rangers can figure out the Florida Panthers, and WIN this series!
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    Tired of these Southern Teams going to the Stanley Cup Finals. Edmonton is now beating Dallas, so that is going OK, thus far. I am just hoping for an Edmonton, NY Rangers Final. Edmonton will showcase how much better the Western Conference is, over the Eastern Conference. But, it will still be a great series, the Rangers are very good.
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    OK, End Rant. ONWARDS! HO!
    Well, yesterday I got my Jump starter/ Tire inflator. So, after waiting around for the delivery, got here around 2pm, I went and pumped up my tires. They needed it! Both were down 10 lbs!! The little thing-a-ma-job, worked flawlessly! Two tires inflated in minutes and it left me with 3 out of 4 bars on the battery!
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    It did get pretty warm but, cooled off quickly. No problems or burns, I did a lot of review reading and picked this one on price and reviews.

    CELLGEAR Portable Jump Starter with Air Compressor,4000A Car Jump Starter Battery Pack(All Gas/10.0L Diesel) 150PSI Large Digital Display Tire Inflator,12V Jump Box with QC 3.0 Charging,LED Light​

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    copy and paste into browser window. I did not want to send you to my Amazon.
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    Ok so, yesterday, I had to jump start my bike, twice! First time, I stalled it, stupid mistake, forgot to downshift at a stop. Fortunately, I was literally a door away from a repair shop and we got it going in just a few minutes. The second time, I had to call Roadside, since all my friends were busy. Took over an hour.
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    So, I am going, now, to test the charge. I ran it for over 10 minutes when I got home, last night. I will check the charge, hopefully it will start, then maybe go get a new battery.
    Okey Dokey, so...There was a power outage, last week. Everything was fine except, my Google Home Mini, could not connect to the network. So, go to asus router and cannot, for the life of me, remember or find my login info. All this at midnight last night. So, I went to bed.
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    This morning, I spent the last 2 hours, I reset the router, reset the network name and my login for my router, set up my Google Mini and then my Alexa. I wrote down the logins in a secure place and will setup my other Wifi computers and tablet and such, as I need them.
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    Now, I am gonna cut my hair, quick buzz with the Wahl trimmer, shower, shave and then check my bank acct. If that goes well, I will stop in at my favorite food place, after a scoot around town on my moto, nice day for a ride. Take care everyone, make time for something YOU enjoy!!
    So, another Thursday! Yesterday went to my Nephews for his Birthday. Had a good conversation w/ him and we had spaghetti ( it's the goto easy meal our Family does for gatherings). He plans to go to Thailand, in August, to stay for a few months, get away from the grind and focus on his goals, in a less expensive situation.
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    I told him about Regret. In that it is more often the things we don't do, that we regret the most. I also spoke to him about being proactive and how to learn about emotional control, by keeping the decision your own. I told him to respect that which can kill you but not to fear anything else and...
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    ...Failure is a step towards Success, in that it teaches one how to succeed. Ask 'Why' then, learn 'How'. Just basic theories I've tried to keep. Anyway...
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    I am going to go about my Thursday. It could very well be my favorite day off, or is becoming so. :rockout: Take care Everyone, Happy Thursday!!
    I think today is Thursday, yep, I checked, so I am going to first, go to the store for a couple things. Then, shower shave and hit my favorite Greasy Spoon. I might even just walk there, put the bike away for a day. I have some riding plans for tomorrow anyway, so I think I can manage one more day off the Motorcycle! We'll see. (?)z
    Went to a Movie today, then to my favorite greasy spoon. It was a nice day out so I was having a blast riding my Motorcycle. At one point, I stopped to open up Google Maps. I had gone out East/ North East to the theatre, I know the way, been there before. However, afterwards, I took a road because the sign showed curves ahead.
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    Fun road, but, when it stopped being fun (i.e. no curves), I did not know where I was. I drove around for about a half hour, thinking I was going the general direction. I wasn't too far off but, I was quite lost. The Maplewood/ Oakdale area is weird.
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    20th Ave turns into 87th Street, that kind of weird, one street is NE the other is South, literally across the street from each other. Which lead to me stopping and using Google to find my way home! Not the First time the East side Suburbs have gotten me lost, probably not the last time, either.
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    Good Night TPU!!
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    Did a ride today to fix some uniforms, in Mpls. Then went to my favorite, Thursday, spot Key's, and had a Steak and Eggs meal, Awesome!! It was a bit windy today but, the temp was in the low 50's F. Not ideal but do-able. Tomorrow the weather sucks, Saturday , too. Sunday thru Tus. look good.
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    So, Saturday, Metro Transit. Sunday thru Tuesday, Motorcycle. Monday, I might get a little wet, on the way home but, that's OK.
    Anyways, Good Night TPU! I drank a bottle of Wine, good wine, in the last hour. Now, pee, then Bed!
    Cold and Rainy Today, and tomorrow, so I am bussing to work today. I hate arriving at work soaked. I don't mind arriving at Home soaked, nor do I hate riding in the rain. But it is cold and I am going to work. Hopefully the weather will improve in May and I still can get a few rides in this Month.
    Helped my Sister for a few hours today, moving stuff around her new apartment. Then took the bike out for a ride, gas run and then out to eat. Goinna start commuting to work, again, on my Motorcycle. Tuesday is gonna be a bus day, though. Forecasted to be cold and rainy.
    Got my Tabs today and went for a ride. Ended up at a local lake and found a nice bench to sit on for a while. I had a book with me so, I read a few chapters and then rode home. I also had to call a friend, to bring a jump pack, battery went low this week, even though I ran it and recharged it to just under 13 volts.
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    The weather last week was cold and rainy w/ a touch of snow mixed in. The battery turned it over for a few seconds but, then went too low to crank the engine. Fortunately I have a friend that doesn't work, she care take's for her Daughter now, and she had a little jump pack that got me going.
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    A good day and I only spent $20 on the tabs. I hope tomorrow is as nice as the weather app says it will be! I had a blast riding my motorcycle again!
    OK, Good Night TPU!:rockout: :lovetpu:
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