Friday, October 9, 2009

Work Day

Back to work today. I've geared up and it will be relatively easy as it is Friday. This is the 2nd time this year I've scheduled my holidays this way, giving myself a short Friday work shift (4 hrs) as a prelude to my next week, regular work week.

I kinda like it. All my mail gets opened, the emails read and the following real work week isn't as crazy. And I get a long weekend as I don't start work til Tuesday. So technically, I've taken almost 1 1/2 weeks off with a 4 hr work day stuffed in there.

I got an offer for the stuff I put up for sale yesterday and am awaiting money, this time in the form of a money order, before sending. If this transaction goes through, it will be the first time I've sold something to someone that lives in the Northwest Territories. Pretty neat! It is on my list of places to see.

On another good news front, D and I bought our New Year flights home. There was another blitz sale and we did get the day and price we wanted. No money actually changed hands as D used a travel credit and I used my Visa travel points. Great! Now I just need to get a cat sitter.

I had just reached the end of my patience with ING yesterday as I hadn't seen the appearance of my non registered account yet online. I applied for this account at the end of Sept. Working with a brokerage has spoiled me as I am used to things happening shortly after discussion.

Perhaps this is the cost of a no fee, online only way of doing things. Just when I was itching to call them to cancel the whole thing, I got an email confirming the account. There was a minor glitch but everything is fine now.

Am supposed to see the account transaction show up next week so I'll wait til then to add more money to it. Guess it worked out better as the markets have dipped a bit so I'll be buying lower than it was 2 weeks ago.


  1. That certainly is a nice way to go back to work after a vacation. I spent many years living in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon and both were fabulous. I have accounts with ING and have been very happy with them so far. Have a great long weekend.

  2. I usually opt to take the Friday off and start back on Monday, yours is an interesting idea on how to ease back into work after a vacation. I know it's never easy to get back in the swing of things.

  3. I'm jealous Sue! It must have been such an awesome experience!

    Hi Miss M!

    I think it is because mentally, I've been slowly leaving my profession for a while now, it is a fight to get focused again.