Monday, December 12, 2011

Fed nearing a plan to clarify direction of rates - Yahoo! News




http://news.yahoo.com/fed-nearing-plan-clarify-direction-rates-080201555.html
The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further still.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fall fell and now winter is creeping in

I don't like waking up in the dark and going home in the dark. I can't wait for December 21st because then I know the days will be getting longer until June.

Ever since I got back from my vacation, it's been work-work-work. I took a half day off to get a recall notice taken care of on my car, but that was it. My supervisor took off to Oregon for Thanksgiving, so I worked her desk as well as mine. And I was appointed the Treasurer of my HOA and I'm not liking it so much. A few years ago, I used to be the Secretary, but I resigned because I got tired of listening to eveyones complaints. Now, I have to listen to the president complain. And I don't have the information I need to do the job. I half repaired the doors in the laundry rooms, the demo anyway. They were both kicked in due to vandalism I don't know when.  I also changed the locks on the storage rooms. Now that it's December, I'm preparing for a MERS annual audit at work. And after working at the CU for 2 years, I finally got connected with someone from the ride share website. We met up on Friday for a few minutes to talk. She works in the building in front of mine and we park in the same structure. Traveling in the HOV lanes for my commute starts tomorrow.

And then Friday rolls around and at the end of the day, I was so busy, I didn't even see the meeting notice my supervisor sent out. She announced she's leaving as of the 14th. All I could do was smile and kid with her like I was going to cry but I wasn't. She already talked to me about her moving to Oregon with her daughter so I wasn't that surprised about her decision. Now, it's just a wait and see what my manager wants to do. The company is in a holding pattern prior to a merger. This could go many different ways.