Thanks, Zen, I appreciate it.
Slooow day today. A couple of minor issues with PCs, and a number of people requesting / returning cell phones. I had the chance to go do some site surveys for upcoming staff shelters, but I really really want two days in a row without hours of driving. Tuesday, I’ll probably be excited to go.
I’m also really trying to get my staff card, a pre-loaded debit card for miscellaneous expenses, like food. I’ll admit that I can eat in the staff shelter: I won’t be hurting for food no matter what happens, but after an 11-hour day, a good meal does a lot for the spirit.
My understanding is that the number of volunteers they have is outstripping the number they can actually process. They ran out of the physical cards to distribute. They spotted me $200 a week ago, which is gradually diminishing. I’m doing fine, but an expense card would make trips much easier. For example, on the satellite phone job I mentioned yesterday, we used up nearly $100 just in gas. If I had to use my cash for that, I might have been in trouble. I also have a couple of personal credit cards, so even if things go really poorly, I can get out that way and probably even be reimbursed. That just sounds like a pain.
Tomorrow’s my day off, but I’m coming in to HQ for a little bit, anyway. One couple brought in a washer and dryer and are very kindly doing staff’s laundry. Unfortunately, there’s just the one washer and dryer, so my clothes will be ready tomorrow. It looks like I’ll have a car on my day off, too, so I should be able to finally see a little bit more of Montgomery than the strip of box stores and franchise restaurants I’ve seen so far.
This is going to be sad/goofy but if anyone will get it, you lot will: I didn’t bring my GBA or PSP because I didn’t know where I was going to be staying and I don’t want to try to keep track of anything pricey to replace. The most complicated game I’ve played in over a week is Nanaca Crash, which it turns out isn’t blocked by our firewall. Last night, I almost stopped into GameStop and bought a used GBC and Zelda DX to have a cheap game to play. I decided against it because: 1) What would I do with a GBC after I’m done here?, and 2) I don’t really have time to play anything. It’s just a force of habit that I feel like I should. The good news is that I put all my Sargeras characters in inns before I left, so I should have maxed out my rest bonuses by the time I can play again.