.. it's time again... poolnight is once again upon us.... hot damn... The Eagle Glen Social Club will be kicking it with prime vigor shortly...

... one of the "usuals", Cousin B, called me this morning around 10 and invited me to lunch... we enjoyed a wonderful country-fried meal at a local cafe.. complete with sweet iced tea... afterwards, we retired to the house to watch some vids and wait for the rest of the crew to arrive... they should be here around 6... oh, and just in case you were wondering, the answer is "yes"... yes, I chopped that tree down... with an axe... and I do feel slightly better...

... you know, having all of this free time is great.. but, I must admit... missing those faces I had grown so used to seeing is the worst part... the smiles of friends, and the laughter of my mates.... I miss that... I miss that incredibly... I never realized how much of a part of my life those people were... I had an idea, but I never fully understood... I am a poorer man by not enjoying their friendship every day.... and that is the only thing that hurts about this situation....

by Eric on February 16, 2005 | Bullshit (6) | Psycho Rants
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Soooo I'd try and cheer you up, but as stated at some point today...somewhere... I'm having a mediocrity attack.

I am Blank Sadie.

It's all I can offer at this precise moment, dammit. Pllllease smile;-)

Bullshitted by sadie on February 16, 2005 07:59 PM

I was laid off 5 years ago this April when our plant closed. I was looking forward to it as I had three young 'uns under the age of 4. Even though I was working part-time, it was juat too much. I walked out thinking nothing of it... then it hit. I had shared 12 years of my life with those folks.

As my Dad always says, "It's not the job that makes the job, it's the people."

It gets better. It's just an adjustment. And they didn't die. You will see some of them again.

Bullshitted by Boudicca on February 16, 2005 08:57 PM

Chin up, this too will pass.

Bullshitted by Junebugg on February 16, 2005 10:34 PM

I still keep in touch with people I worked with just years and years ago. They become like family...you share so much about yourself with them and you do miss being around them when a job is done/over/people quit. Honestly..I've had to put in alot of effort to keep the friendship going and some I've gone up to a year without talking to but honey when we do talk...it's just so wonderful. It does sting a little in the beginning...you miss 'em and it's rough.

Bullshitted by Sandy on February 17, 2005 04:20 AM

Heh - when I tell people that I work at home - yes I work from my house online... the first thing to pop out of their mouth is almost always... "Wow! That's great! I'd love to be home all day and not have to get up and drive in to work."

Then I lay it on them... You have to remember that there are days when I don't talk to anyone at all (except the ladies who make my coffee at Starbucks *grin*). Think about how many people you interact with during the course of a day and then think about all of it "poof" gone.

Most everyone stops and says... Hmm, maybe if I could work at home 2 or 3 days a week... LOL. It's a special art - I've been doing it for 9 years so I'm used to it - but I know it's tough for the newly initiated to be home alone all day. Hang in there!

Bullshitted by Teresa on February 17, 2005 09:30 PM

I love retirement! Don't miss my job at all and I still keep in touch with my friends at work.

Bullshitted by Denny on February 18, 2005 02:14 PM