Who’d Have Thunk It?

Thunk isn’t a word … oh but it is she said

think/thought/thunk

Say that three x’s fast.

Though those in the know say think/thought/thought

I say thunk cause ya know thunk is way cooler.

And just what am I blathering about?  Blah, blah, blah.  Well I’m getting there.  Gimme a minute.  Landing a plane is hard ya know.  Speaking of landing planes, let’s take a flight on the cheap.  Because we can.  Prices are at an all time low.

Seriously Meredith Grey.  Though Jilly will stay put. Big baby!

My sonshine had a wedding to attend this weekend.  The event is happening right about now.  No cancellations but also a rather small less than 20 people affair.  How romantic and special!!  He and his buddy along with one other person went up Friday for rehearsal and are staying tonight too instead of driving back as was the original plan.  Why?  Well because they were able to secure a room at the Marriott for only $49 dollars a night.  Normally the room is $349 plus tax.  Can you dig it?  I knew that you could.

Still I sit and ponder with all this extra (same amount) of time on my hands.  What’s the true cost?  Will we ever really know?  Does it take a pandemic to find out? Are they just giving it away since $49 is better than $0?  I have often thought hotels make out like bandits.  Smoochy, smoochy said in my Jason Mews voice over voice.  The nice ones anyway.  They are bought and paid for I would think.  And sure there is upkeep but using my own home as an analogy, without a mortgage, we’re sitting pretty.  Maybe I should start renting out bought and paid for rooms?   Any takers?  Of course I hear the owner is a tad bit off her rocker.

Things that make you go hmmm.

As always, more to come.

Updates Keep Rolling In

I’ve been on vacation this week and only once or twice did I peek 👀 at my work email. Yesterday on my final vacay day, I resisted completely. I followed the “it can wait” mantra because it can … always … wait. Everything can be postponed and the world 🌎 keeps turning.

This morning as I leisurely sipped my coffee ☕️ and conducted my tapping exercises, I noticed the number of emails hit triple digits. 😳. Time to look I guess. Mostly follow ups from folks prepping to address this pandemic. Approvals needed for changes to billing protocol and the like. Compliance alignment ✅. I’ll not be the speed bump in this chain reaction.

At the top of the list but last received there sits another update on Corvid-19 from our CEO. I’m beginning to have a serious hero worship of this guy. We’re being taken good care of folks. Not that I expected anything less. I mean this is after all my company of choice for the last 36 years. Bad companies don’t inspire loyalty like mine.

Gone is the 25%. If you have ability to work from home, do so until further notice.

Member contact have two weeks emergency leave not having to use their own. It’s also in writing (what we already knew) this leave will not negatively impact performance/promotions/etc.

Next we’re using our medical plan for any Covid-19 treatment expenses. No co-pay and deductibles waived.

All training and recruiting are now virtual.

Gyms closed. Cafeterias open but no self serve or reusable cups. Only disposable containers.

While large group volunteer activities are cancelled temporarily, monetary help is still needed. Company match 2 for 1 up to $500.

Say it with me. #blessed #grateful #humbled #thisistemporary #staycalm #besafe ❤️

As always more to come.

#SoCS for 3/14/20 ~ “wire”

Hello my lovelies.  Time once again for #SoCS.  Our host with the most Ms. Linda writes and I rewrite:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wire.” Use “wire” as a noun or a verb or any way you’d like. Enjoy!”

Hmm.  Think, think, and think

wire

noun or verb

Cause I’m alive
Live wire
‘Cause I’m alive
I’m a live wire

Take a hike Motley Crue with those two little dots above the ‘u’ that I have no way to write as an umlaut is not part of this keyboard. Sprechen Sie Deutsch?  No?  me either.

wire

What are we gonna say about wire?

Well, there is always “wired for sound”.  My wired always came naturally though as I needed no help to amp myself up.  The perks of anxiety.  Uh ya, there are some.  Perks.

Then there is Bird on a Wire the 1990 something movie with Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.  One scene where they climb out the window several stories up to escape the bad guys.  My heart practically leapt out of my chest.

Oh and what about highwire?  Like from the Flying Wallenda’s fame.  During his most recent daredevil stunt, Nik Wallenda walked over volcano but he had a harness,  Well hell who wouldn’t?  He still did the walk.  And some fans were upset and shamed him.  Crazy ass people.  Still suspenseful enough to me.

And with that my stream is slowing down to a trickle.

To join in with the merry band of prompt respondents, here are the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.