Me: Did you ride?
Co-worker: Don’t ask. I feel like a total dumb @ss. I brought my battery, helmet and tools today. I got to your garage at 3:30pm with a big smile. Then I realized, I did NOT have my motorcycle key!!!! I slapped myself and left. “Story of my life.”
Me: And to think, I was upstairs sleeping and had one of your motorcycle keys. hahahaha
I checked. He did not try to contact me to see if I was home to give him the extra key.
And with good reason.
I told him on Friday, I cannot wait for tomorrow. I do not want to see or talk to another human being all day.
I’ve been busy at work, and I have no problem with that at all.
BUT, if I do not get a little me time alone, this is not going to end well for anyone. hahahaha
I never know when I will run into my co-worker or my co-worker and his wife in my parking garage.
He is storing his bike with mine for the winter because he does not have garage parking.
I have one of his keys if I need to move his bike, and he has one of mine because he takes (GREAT) care of my bike when doing anything with his.
We’ve gone out to lunch a couple of times where I have paid for his lunch.
He gets all up in arms, because I have learned how to slyly pay for the meal before he realizes what has happened, which provokes him to exclaim how he will never go to lunch with me again if I keep doing that!!
Co-worker: Why did you do that?
Me: Because you do a lot to take care of my Harley (Last weekend, he changed the oil in both of our motorcycles, and his wife stopped by Harley to pick up the extra oil I needed and paid for because she works near the dealership and it is out of my way to go there. And yes, you can only buy the d@mn oil and oil filter at a dealership and not online. Grrrrr.).
Co-worker: I do not do any of this because of you. I do it because I like working on things.
Me: I don’t give a shit why you do it. I just need you to keep doing it. It is about give and take. You do stuff for me, I do stuff for you and yours. It would get old pretty damn fast if you always do stuff for/on my bike and receive nothing in return.
Co-worker: But you let me park my motorcycle in your garage.
Me: Whatever. Shut up and eat your d@mn free lunch. And take this to your wife.
Like I said before, I have been busy at work.
Last weekend I worked on work projects from home on Saturday and Sunday.
And, I ran into my co-worker in my garage on Saturday and Sunday as well.
We worked on things while his wife went shopping at the mall. He is not pleased with that part and wants to find her a new hobby. hahahaha
Then a whole week of being busy at work, getting home each night a little later, and taa daa, here we are at today.
I worked from home 5:30am to 9:30am this morning, returned a phone call to one of my bosses (took only 3 seconds to answer the question but still ruined my not speaking or seeing another human being all day goal. hahahaha).
I made something to eat, ate, and then slept until 4:30pm.
I guess I was far more drained then I realized.
I could not have helped my co-worker anyway had he reached out because I turned my ringer off.
The new receptionist (who is awesome beyond belief!) has been feeling sick for the last three days.
I told her multiple times, if you are not feeling well, you need to take a day off. If I get sick, you’ll be the one driving this boat!
She has since informed me ~ You CANNOT get sick or take any vacation days for a full year.
I told her ~ You’ve got until June lovey. Then Mama is headed to CA to see her family (FINALLY in CA). It has only taken me 4+ years and paying for 3 d@mn plane tickets to get out there!
Truth be known, the receptionist (who is a former Executive Assistant) will be more than fine. She is such a smart, organized, personable and quick study young lady.
She may even replace me before I return from my CA trip to see my fam.
I may or may not have picked something up from being around her, sickness wise.
My solution is always ~ eat, sleep, recharge and only take medicine if really needed.
Hopefully on Monday, I will be right as rain.
I’ll work again tomorrow from home at some point because I get a lot done when I am alone, and we are approaching a January 31st deadline.
Bottom line ~ I do not care if my co-worker or my co-worker and his wife show up tomorrow in my parking garage.
I am not leaving my home.
Mama has officially extending her ~ I do not want to have contact with another human being, in any form, on Sunday either.
I really hope he remembers to bring his motorcycle key this time!! hahahaha