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Friday, October 8, 2004

What in the world have I gotten myself into? The Boss is making it almost impossible for me to enjoy the fact that in less than a month Iíll be part owner of The Kennel. (Itís actually not a kennel, by the way, but for journal purposes I plan to keep up the charade.)

His difficult son Tim canít get along with his (that is, the Bossís) girlfriend Julie. Tim is putting up the money. Julie is doing all the work to get the legal, insurance and government ducks in a row (so to speak). She was going to be the bookkeeper and handle all the payables and receivables. That was until Tim started insulting and antagonizing her.

The Boss couldnít keep the peace, so apparently Julie is out. Since we havenít found anyone to replace her (and I think the Boss is secretly hoping sheíll change her mind), guess who gets to do all the extra work that she would have done. That would be me.

Itís really hard to say Iím excited about the new project, now that I know about all this. It was offered to me, this share in the Kennel, as a reward for my years of service. Or maybe it was offered as a bribe to get me to do a lot of extra work. Whatever the case, Iím not having fun these days.

25 September 2004

Cloudy sky.

This whole situation is affecting my real work, the daily grind, the little things I do that keep the company going. Paying bills, for example, and producing cost reports and filling out forms. Iíve lost my enthusiasm for all that as well. This has been one of the least productive (and least satisfying) weeks I can remember. And Iím not eating as well, either, because Iím not inspired to cook. I just want to crawl in a cave and wait for spring. Surely things will be better by then.

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I know what baseball fans in New England were thinking along about the seventh inning today, when the Red Sox blew a 6-1 lead. Vladimir Guerreroís grand slam drew the Angels even, and even the most optimistic Sox fan (or is that an oxymoron?) had to be saying, ďHere we go again.Ē Something goes wrong every year, either early or late, to keep the team from winning the World Series. They havenít done it, in fact, since 1918. But today they came back to win the game, 8-6, in ten innings, and completed a sweep of the Angels that puts them in the next round against either the Twins or the hated Yankees. Those of us whose teams are out of the running would really like to see a Yankee-Red Sox series. Games between those two rivals are always entertaining.

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