April 14th, 2021

Green for a day

It is the best time of year to walk around here.  The allergy stuff doesn't matter since it is now pretty much year 'round anyway.  So getting up before the temp hits 70 makes for a lovely walk.  And the urchins are in school for a while still so the walk is pretty quiet.

Not too many but the flowers that are out are so much more appreciated
Not too many but the flowers that are out are so much more appreciated

Here in another month will be the height of what should be the rainy season here.  It did not rain at all last May/June.  We got enough to keep the lakes not full but not really in danger.  I'm hopeful this year that we get some real rain but I don't really expect it.  So we'll go back to Texas brown soon enough.  

But the spring is lovely and mine to enjoy every morning.

Covid and Dinnerly

Not related other than just part of my day.

My last customer today had covid.  She was an under 21 single who had had it for two weeks and had the brain fog that goes with it.  We worked through her taxes on a tablet and got them off.  It was the part of my job that I really love.  I told her that she was fully successful and now fully eligible for her nap.  She appreciated getting the taxes out of the way and was definitely ready for the nap.

And I got this message from Dinnerly:

We're doing some planned maintenance that may take as much as 10 hours. (We are aiming for 2 to 3 hours.) During that time, both the website and the app will be unavailable.

I used to work in this environment and we'd build up an entire business domain with all the servers and associated SQL in 10 hours.  I can not imagine what they are doing but am fascinated with what it will look like when they are done.  Probably no change at all on our end.

Done for work today.  Tomorrow is the last day.  I'll miss the people like the last customer I had today.  Especially the young ones who need someone to tell them what all this tax stuff is about.  I'm good at that but have insufficient patience with the 90% of the other customers who call in just wanting to know why they don't have their refund yet.

My last day so

Tomorrow is my last day working so my coworkers baked me a cake.  Ok, yeah, I don't have any coworkers other than Zoe and she does not bake.  

But the cake should be good.  It is a six inch two decker spice cake with cream cheese/butter frosting.

What I lack in elegance I make up for with character
What I lack in elegance I make up for with character