This two jobs thing is not for the faint of heart, but today felt like a good day.
It started with waking up next to Hotter, which is always nice, and then we got motivated and headed out to conquer the world before my evening shift at Beta Job. He needed to get a part to fix the kitchen faucet (as to why we aren't asking the landlord to do it, that is complicated and we haven't SIGNED the new lease yet although we have agreed on all of the terms, and we don't want to do anything to upset them in the meantime, plus Hotter swears it's a cheap and easy fix), and has lately been getting kind of...feral, maybe? Whatever it's called when someone gets really introverted and falls in love with the first outside-the-house person they interact with in weeks (in this case, it was the plumber who did the last two rounds of water-issue repairs for MFA Landlord, and it was an entirely one-sided affair since he--the plumber, I mean--was very straight) and then starts to need to be reminded to shower daily FOR SEVERAL DAYS to accomplish it and you start to worry about their mental wellbeing. THAT. I think sometimes he forgets what it is like to have things to do outside of the house, and when I saw a Jiffy Lube across the street from Home Despot I realized we could split up and kill two birds. See, the MFA Minivan really needed an oil change, but I'd been ducking MFA Mechanic because it's been TOO LONG and I don't need his judgment. So I dropped Hotter off with his phone and credit card, assured him that if he got a seizure aura I could kick the car off the lifts and be there in two minutes flat, and popped across the street for an oil change, telling the technician to "just change the oil, skip the interior vacuum, and I don't care WHAT you see under the hood, unless it's DEFINITELY going to kill someone before the end of the day I don't want to hear or do ANYTHING about it."
Fifteen minutes later I picked Hotter up and we went to the feed store to get rabbit and chicken food and bedding, a new feeder for the chickens, vitamins for the rabbits, and giant zip-ties to hold Squatter Workshop together (okay fine, actually a variety of stuff INSIDE the workshop). Then we went to the pet store for more cat and dog treats and some crickets for Clementine, and then we came home and I cleaned out a rabbit cage and switched some rabbits around for breeding purposes.
I jumped in the shower and got ready for work, reminded Hotter that Local Organic Foods Delivery Service was coming, and went to Beta Job, which has finally--FINALLY!--demonstrated some earning potential (about damned time...). I made good money there, brought home something delicious to eat and some excellent hard cider, came home, and knocked out some piecework online for Temp Agency #2.
Tomorrow I'm at Eclecstasy, possibly for a double shift depending on whether there are call-outs, and then Saturday I'm either at Eclecstasy or off entirely (!!!) depending on same and Sunday I'm both places. Monday is one job's company picnic, which I am skipping to work a double at the other job, and things should just get crazier from there given that the holidays are a busy time in the restaurant industry. Hopefully I can make enough to give everyone here a half-decent holiday and also to help carry us through January, which will be slow.
How are all of YOU?