Project 365: Week 4

by Wendy Copley on January 28, 2009

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January 22, 2009: Zach worked night and day on a big deadline for identi.ca

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January 23, 2009:I packed up nine books (seven of them Sookie Stackhouse novels) to send out for Paperback Swap. I bought the copy of Willmaker for my Grandma with my employee discount the morning I got laid off — just in the nick of time.

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January 24, 2009: Mmmmmm…French toast for breakfast. I should probably take the Christmas tablecloth off soon.

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January 25, 2009:My two boys playing on the floor.

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January 26, 2009: Wyatt got a time-out for running out the front door of Longs while I was paying. He looks pretty sorry about it, doesn’t he? (Or maybe not.)

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January 27, 2009: Zach doesn’t like waking up in the mornings.

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January 28, 2009: I managed to fit six years of accumulated crap from my office in two boxes. Items of note include my pretty, pretty unicorn, a fan, a surprisingly healthy plant, and a mini Etch-a-Sketch that I’ve had on my desks at various jobs for the last 12 years.

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  • Stav Prodromou

    Wendy, I love the picture of the boys. Thanks.

  • Stav Prodromou

    Wendy, I love the picture of the boys. Thanks.

  • martha

    Hey Wendy, Devin has the same truck long johns that Wyatt has on and I have at same sunflower throw blanket that the boys are lying, too funny. We must both have really good taste….

  • martha

    Hey Wendy, Devin has the same truck long johns that Wyatt has on and I have at same sunflower throw blanket that the boys are lying, too funny. We must both have really good taste….

  • Aunt D

    Wen, it only took 1 box for me when I retired, but it was a big one. A couple of women who worked for me packed up my stuff while I was saying goodbye. When I got home and tried to get the box out of my car (they put it in) I could barely lift it. It seems they took all of the supplies I had for them to use (ruled paper, boxes of pens, red and black ink,, and drafting pencils, staplers and staples, staple removers, etc.,and on top a fake plant. . . which is a story in itself. Some wag on staff got the bright idea that each office location should have live plants in profusion, on our desks,in boxes that fit on the edges of cubicles, all over. Mine were the only ones who died! So for my birthday 1 year they got me this plant and told me, “betcha can’t kill this one.” So I fathfully watered it and set it in my office window for sun etc. One day one of my employees saw me carrying a water can and asked what I was gonna kill. She died laughing and sent an e-mail to everyone in the office to tell that I was watering a fake plant! I gave the last box of red pens to Dan a week ago. I’ve been retired 16 years! He uses them a lot editing those papers his students hand in.

  • Aunt D

    Wen, it only took 1 box for me when I retired, but it was a big one. A couple of women who worked for me packed up my stuff while I was saying goodbye. When I got home and tried to get the box out of my car (they put it in) I could barely lift it. It seems they took all of the supplies I had for them to use (ruled paper, boxes of pens, red and black ink,, and drafting pencils, staplers and staples, staple removers, etc.,and on top a fake plant. . . which is a story in itself. Some wag on staff got the bright idea that each office location should have live plants in profusion, on our desks,in boxes that fit on the edges of cubicles, all over. Mine were the only ones who died! So for my birthday 1 year they got me this plant and told me, “betcha can’t kill this one.” So I fathfully watered it and set it in my office window for sun etc. One day one of my employees saw me carrying a water can and asked what I was gonna kill. She died laughing and sent an e-mail to everyone in the office to tell that I was watering a fake plant! I gave the last box of red pens to Dan a week ago. I’ve been retired 16 years! He uses them a lot editing those papers his students hand in.

  • Nancy Beach

    The picture of Wyatt outside of Long’s is hilarious. He looks sooooo mischievous! I bet he keeps you busy!

    I’m also really sorry to hear about you getting laid off. That totally sucks.

  • The picture of Wyatt outside of Long’s is hilarious. He looks sooooo mischievous! I bet he keeps you busy!

    I’m also really sorry to hear about you getting laid off. That totally sucks.

  • Grandma Karen

    Zach looks pretty perky for a night and day worker! His beard is starting to look really good. The boys always light up my day. And who says Christmas should be put away before the end of January?
    XXXXX

  • Grandma Karen

    Zach looks pretty perky for a night and day worker! His beard is starting to look really good. The boys always light up my day. And who says Christmas should be put away before the end of January?
    XXXXX

  • Does Zach work for identi.ca? If so, how cool! My husband just discovered it this week and is uber excited about it. He is a programmer, and uses it to keep track of what projects he’s made progress on at work. And in the last 2 days I’ve heard more about identi.ca than I ever hear about most tools he uses for geekery! It’s way better than Twitter.

    Ha ha! Okay, now that my crazy rant is over, I just have to say that the timeout picture of Wyatt cracks me up! Mischievous little guy, isn’t he?

  • Does Zach work for identi.ca? If so, how cool! My husband just discovered it this week and is uber excited about it. He is a programmer, and uses it to keep track of what projects he’s made progress on at work. And in the last 2 days I’ve heard more about identi.ca than I ever hear about most tools he uses for geekery! It’s way better than Twitter.

    Ha ha! Okay, now that my crazy rant is over, I just have to say that the timeout picture of Wyatt cracks me up! Mischievous little guy, isn’t he?

  • shannon

    Can I confess something shameful to you? Sam and I still haven’t made out wills. Is the Quicken Willmaker something you would recommend for young parents with few assets who just need a simple will?

  • shannon

    Can I confess something shameful to you? Sam and I still haven’t made out wills. Is the Quicken Willmaker something you would recommend for young parents with few assets who just need a simple will?

  • Auntie Sue

    Well, I join many in saying I love the “Time Out” picture. Can Wyatt spell unrepentent? Those giggly boys are pretty cute as well. I’m impressed with you still doing the book exchange. I checked with Karen and Linda and none of us could understand how to do it. You always were my hero!! Love to all from Auntie Sue

  • Auntie Sue

    Well, I join many in saying I love the “Time Out” picture. Can Wyatt spell unrepentent? Those giggly boys are pretty cute as well. I’m impressed with you still doing the book exchange. I checked with Karen and Linda and none of us could understand how to do it. You always were my hero!! Love to all from Auntie Sue

  • So many great comments and stories!

    Stav — Thanks!

    Martha — That’s so weird! We definitely have good taste.

    Aunt D — OK, you had me cracking up at that story! I almost spit my tea out.

    Nan — Thanks for the sympathy (about both Wyatt and the job).

    Hi Mom!

    Elizabeth — Zach works for identi.ca as an independent contractor. That’s so cool that your husband is loving it. You should get on there too and we can follow each other. I’m here: http://identi.ca/wcopley

    Shannon — I have a worse confession to make: I worked at Nolo for 6 years, we have two kids and we don’t have a will. Willmaker is *perfect* for a couple in your circumstances and much cheaper than a lawyer. Maybe now that I’m laid off I’ll get around to using it myself.

    Sue-Sue — We are crazy for the paperback swapping in this house. I can never get the books I want at our library (waitlist is months long), but I can almost always get them through paperback swap.

  • So many great comments and stories!

    Stav — Thanks!

    Martha — That’s so weird! We definitely have good taste.

    Aunt D — OK, you had me cracking up at that story! I almost spit my tea out.

    Nan — Thanks for the sympathy (about both Wyatt and the job).

    Hi Mom!

    Elizabeth — Zach works for identi.ca as an independent contractor. That’s so cool that your husband is loving it. You should get on there too and we can follow each other. I’m here: http://identi.ca/wcopley

    Shannon — I have a worse confession to make: I worked at Nolo for 6 years, we have two kids and we don’t have a will. Willmaker is *perfect* for a couple in your circumstances and much cheaper than a lawyer. Maybe now that I’m laid off I’ll get around to using it myself.

    Sue-Sue — We are crazy for the paperback swapping in this house. I can never get the books I want at our library (waitlist is months long), but I can almost always get them through paperback swap.

  • I just want to know where you found the Wonder Woman mug. I need one cause she is my favorite and my best super hero ever!

  • I just want to know where you found the Wonder Woman mug. I need one cause she is my favorite and my best super hero ever!

  • Oh Brook — I wish I could tell you! I also love Wonder Woman and have a heck of a time finding stuff with her on it — particularly glasses and mugs. My husband got me this mug 4 or 5 years for a gift and I’ve used it at work that whole time. I think he found it at a local gift shop. I don’t know if this will help, but the bottom of the mug says “Vandor – SLC, UT”. Good luck!

  • Oh Brook — I wish I could tell you! I also love Wonder Woman and have a heck of a time finding stuff with her on it — particularly glasses and mugs. My husband got me this mug 4 or 5 years for a gift and I’ve used it at work that whole time. I think he found it at a local gift shop. I don’t know if this will help, but the bottom of the mug says “Vandor – SLC, UT”. Good luck!

  • Thanks! Will be on the lookout.

  • Thanks! Will be on the lookout.

  • erin bird

    Have you tried link exchange? Bryan has been using it for books that aren’t available at our library. It seems perty good.

  • erin bird

    Have you tried link exchange? Bryan has been using it for books that aren’t available at our library. It seems perty good.

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