The computer itself went together pretty easily, but it took forever, mostly because of a time element. See, when I got this new job, I was told that they didn't need me a lot, but they'd try to find me about 3-4 shifts a week, no doubles. So, I assumed I'd have minimum 3 days off a week, maybe 4, and working about 6 hours a day, plenty of time for everything, right?
Well, I forgot. I apparently have a sign on my forehead written in invisible ink that says, "Wants to work ALL THE TIME! " because last week, I worked 7 days and a few of them were doubles. On top of that, I had special alcohol training (2 nights 6 hours each time) more tests, etc.
Now, last week, when I first got my schedual, I was hardly working. So, my husband got the week off so we could build my system, upgrade his, and take apart a bunch of old systems and rebuild them into new systems to donate to our friend's church. (The church has a program that tries to make sure all the kids in the congregation have a computer at least enough to surf the web, write school papers, etc. So they are always on the market for older systems.) We thought we'd have oodles of time, right?
Not so. Every time I checked my schedual, hours had been added. Not just a bit here and there, entire shifts. I was supposed to have 4 days off at first, that cut down to three, then two, then one, then none. And suddenly I was added onto secondary shifts too.
Next week looks about the same. I have 3 doubles, 3 days of working longer shifts, (meaning I'm the last person out on that shift) and my one day off, I'm on "call in" for two shifts. I have to call for the morning shift and make sure no one has called in sick. If I'm not needed then, I have to call back later and make sure I'm not needed for the evening shift.
So, time? What's that? Todd's going back to work tonight after pretty much having no vacation time with me, and we've still got a couple systems to put together for the church. He did some of them without me, which kinda pissed us both off, cause half the idea of this was to teach me more about computer assembly.
I'm working right now to get work to understand I can't afford to work the hours they seem to want me to work. That as much as I need a job, I'm not 22 years old anymore, and 11 hours of waitressing makes me go from being a fairly reasonable person to a hugely cranky bitch. But, it's going to take time.
I will do my best to post in this game, I really will. But until things get settled down, I'm not going to spend every second of my free time trying to play. As it is, it's taking all I have to get enough sleep at night, never mind finding the time to do much of anything else.
So, until I can work things out, don't expect to see much of the GM. I am so sorry about this. When I started the game up again, I was certain that I'd be able to work things out with work and all such. I had no idea they'd dump all these hours on me. I thought I'd have plenty of time to do my job, update my characters, etc. etc. But, I guess this is the shake down period at work and we have to come to some type of agreement.
Our schedual comes out in two week blocks. If things aren't better by the time the next one comes out (another week) I'll make a decission then if it's worth it to try to restart this game, or if I'd be better off asking if anyone wants to take it over for me. I don't want it to come to that, but it's not fair to expect everyone to keep waiting for me to get my act together. But give me another week or two to see what's going on. In the meantime, I'll do my best to have Gokou update when he can.
Again, I'm so sorry about this. But, even though I don't want to work full time +, I do want to work. We could really use the money around here and I was starting to feel buggy. So, I've got to keep the job.
And, I've also got about 500 emails and requests under my "real" internet name I have to go through, making requests of me as well. I'm doing my best to get it all sorted out.