Well, it’s happened again…. and it’s tickin’ this lil’ Catgirl off!! Big time! As if I haven’t had enough stupid stuff happen lately, my debit card has gotten compromised…. yet again.
Tiny… crazy…. little charges have shown up on my account today. Not enough to whack me for any real amount…. one for a dollar and a half and another for 3$ or so…. but enough to force me to report the card as compromised and also lose the charge to have it replaced. I’m told this is no big deal… that it happens all the time…. but it sooooo sucks!!
Seems every time I seem to have some good things in my life, the “Great Cosmic Balance” decrees that I must also have some crappy stuff too…. just to balance my Karma or something. So…. have the last couple of weeks completely just plain sucked or is there any good news at all?
Guess you’ll have to “Read On”, Gentle Visitors to find out…….
I would have posted this last evening, but naturally that plan was ruined by the discovery of those stupid unauthorized charges…. I had to spend my time first canceling the card, then running the obligatory full roster of virus scans and the like to be certain that my computer hadn’t been compromised again too. All in all, a crappy way to end a long grueling day at work. Why lil’ me?…. WAAAAAHHHH!!
I realize I missed last week’s Diary posting, but it’s been hectic here at the “La Casa de Neko” since Easter. Work, naturally, has been the center of it all…. We lost our Kitchen Manager, who has decided not to return to work following the time off she’s had since her surgery. That means yours truly has gotten the job of taking over for her and running things at the restaurant…. (Damn inconvenient 15 years of experience and seniority… see what you’ve gotten me into…)
Sigh. There’s a raise involved of course, but even more responsibilities than I used to have… and much more work. At least the ability to hire more help is now mine…. the restaurant’s owner ok’ed me to snag at least two more cooks to help us meet the workload. Hopefully I’ll find some experienced people soon.
On the home front, things are better… outside of the weirdness with my Debit card, of course. I got a big surprise over the weekend…. after hearing the news about my new position as Kitchen Manager, Carolyn showed up this last Friday with a whole car load of her stuff and told me she’d decided to move in with me here full time. If I could stand having her hanging around all the time, that is. She told me she didn’t want me to worry any longer about finding a job in the city…. she’s given up her apartment and put most of her stuff into storage and we’ll pick it up bit by bit as time moves on…. I’m so happy I could just burst. I’ve never been involved with somebody so willing to put me and my happiness before themselves…. it really makes me feel so special and so loved. I guess that’s what happens when your lover is also your best friend in the whole world.
I just hope her continuing job search here goes well…. the commute back and forth to her current job can’t keep up forever. She’s holding up well…. but it’s wearing on her, I can tell. There’s a couple of promising positions available that she’s applied for, and hopefully she’ll get lucky with one that she will enjoy. I’ve got my lil’ fingers crossed….
Anyway…. I promise to be more punctual with my posts in the next couple of weeks and we’ll see if I can get another Review or two going for later on this week. Till then, “Meow, meow for now!!”