This has been a stressful couple of days. Yesterday at work I freaked out (partly because I wasn’t closing quickly enough to catch a bus that would actually enable me to make it home before the last bus, and partly because the manager was breathing down my neck the whole time I was trying to close, because apparently my methods of counting the float and deposit weren’t hers, and were therefore wrong.) As it was, I only got home because Merv was nice enough to wait up for me and pick me up at Coquitlam Station instead of the end of the road.

I spent a good part of last night feeling sorry for myself because I have no friends here (well, not quite no friends, but no one I spend time with and no one to talk to when I get stressed out.) We really do need to move into town so I can begin the process of actually having friends again. Yes, I know I make it sound like work… but really, it is work. It’s just good work.

So yeah… I’m kind of lonely, and Adam’s better at being sociable with strangers than I’ll ever be, so he’s already off and running with the making of friends thing, which is great. Just not for me. Yes, I am both jealous and whiney. I suck.

Adam’s computer is still making him very angry. It seems to kind of be working right now that he’s replaced the hard drive and added more ram (and really, what computer wouldn’t be okay after that?) but he still doesn’t trust it and gets pretty upset whenever it crashes. The Sims 2 was crashing a lot today, but he seems to have worked out that it’s a video driver problem. He’s updating the driver again now. Hopefully that will work.

Monday I have an appointment at a temp agency. If I can get a month or longer placement somewhere, that may work out better than the gift shop. It will certainly pay more. If it’s consistent enough, maybe we can move.

I’ve developed a seriously nasty headache in the past few hours. It sucks.


  • jenny

    November 13, 2004 at 5:56 am

    You may feel jealous and whiney, but trust me Jen, I can totally relate. It will change, and it will get better.

  • sharolyn

    November 13, 2004 at 6:54 am

    My work’s looking for receptionists again… if you’re interested, e-mail me another copy of your resume. I think the last one might’ve gotten lost in a blizzard of resumes we had kicking around there.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      November 14, 2004 at 2:10 pm

      D’you think I’d make enough to have an apartment if I worked there? I vaguely remember you saying something about it being min. wage, but I’m not sure if my memory’s right or not.

      • sharolyn

        November 14, 2004 at 4:11 pm

        Yeah, it’s minimum wage. Not enough to have an apartment unless someone else’s paying half the rent.

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          November 14, 2004 at 4:20 pm

          Theoretically if Adam was working consistent hours, that’d work out. Unfortunately, we have no real assurance that he’ll be doing that for long. He only just got full hours for the first time this week. :/

  • spadoink

    November 13, 2004 at 11:59 am

    i realize it’s arduous getting near me but any time you’d like to hang out, i’m there. i’m even willing to meet halfway somewhere and we can explore somewhere i’ve never been.