I’m up right now because Scott’s sister is coming by soon to pick Cordelia up to take her up to her grandparents’ place for a day of swimming and boating. That’ll happen some time between 10:30 and 11:00. I have something I very much want to do from noon to 3:00. Scott will be home around 4:00 or 4:30, and we’ll have to retrieve Cordelia.
I did some writing last night on the Iddy Iddy Bang Bang story. I’ve almost gotten my POV character to do something that will give the story movement. I mean, he does a lot of stuff in the story. It’s first person, and he does monologue a bit, but he does things, too. It’s just that he needs to do something that pivots either in his head or in the outside world. Otherwise the story ends up with an 'and so what?'
The current lack of landline is because the equipment from Comcast arrived yesterday, and Scott tried to set it up. He couldn’t get a signal, not even when he took everything to where the cable enters the house and plugged things in directly. He seems to think that Comcast has already activated our service so that the problem is a hardware thing. Given Comcast, I’m not completely convinced. They’ve lost our request for service once already.
Of course, having the Comcast landline wouldn’t have helped last night because Scott’s work doesn’t have that number, only the old number. He has very deliberately avoided giving them his cell number, and I’m pretty sure he’d rather go in and get sent home a dozen times rather than let them have that.
Scott tells me that work is going to change some things about how they do overtime. There won’t be less overtime or anything as happy as that, but we should have more advance notice because they want to plan coverage a month ahead. I’m not sure how that will help deal with things when it’s last minute stuff like people calling in that’s the problem. They also don’t know until mid-week, at the earliest, if they’ll meet the week’s production. If they don’t, they need weekend overtime, and that can’t be predicted during most of the year. (Now through the end of October, there will be work every weekend, but most of the year isn’t that predictable.)