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Bonus blog: how to spend OT pay...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

So, I went to work and was pleasantly surprised. About quarter of 8 a.m. the lights (which are on auto-programmed control) actually came ON, as did the A/C blowers. I even was able to comfortably change into the jeans I keep in my desk drawer.

After work... I went out and spent it all... every dime of difference between my regular pay and the first OT check I got this week. About half on bike accessory items: a new helment (the ten year old one... or was it 15 year old had developed a crack in the lining... probably from my tossing the bike into the back of the car on top of it... emoticon ). I also asked about the stem on the most recently replaced tube, and it is too short, the bike guy knew more than the new gal who sold me the tube, and when I explained about how it was too short for my pump he volunteered to replace it for free, labor included. Which fits in fine with getting the bike checked out before next weekend's games ride. He booked me in for Tuesday night / Wednesday, which fits in with a scheme to bike commute one day, and brick workout on the back end.

I also bought a set of tire levers, and some spare tubes while I was at it. This gal is going to learn to change a tube should need arise.

Then I went and got my haircut. Short, short! Now this should fit under the swim cap next weekend just fine.

In "short", I'm prepping for the Cornhusker State Games, and fitting them in around the OT.

Right now, got the sprinkler hoses out... it's HOT out there, folks, but life is still good. Spark on!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLENDERELLA61 7/16/2013 7:29PM

    You are ready!! Spending your OT to strengthen your biking is very cool. You deserve all the bells and whistles to make your fitness efforts fun, effective, and motivating! Love the new hairdo, too.

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DLDMIL 7/15/2013 6:51PM

    I like your new haircut. emoticon

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SHARON10002 7/15/2013 3:29PM

    Good way to spend some OT pay - to reward yourself and do what is needed. Killing two birds with one stone! Great summer haircut. I've often told myself on a bad hair day, which is more often than not these days, that i'd like to shave my head - true wash and wear, and maybe, it would even grow back thicker!!! What d'ya think?

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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 9:55PM

    Short hair is easier to take care of

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LINDAKAY228 7/14/2013 4:47PM

    OT really comes in handy sometimes!

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STRONGDAWG 7/14/2013 1:10PM

    Are you getting excited about the tri? I'm pretending that I'm totally ready for mine at the end of the summer.


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CASEYTALK 7/14/2013 11:33AM

    Bet it dries in no time. Mine takes hours. I still can't bring myself to cut it.

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LEANJEAN6 7/14/2013 7:29AM

    Good for yu Barb!-----buying what yu need--cutting the hair (looks cute!)----It's nice to get reimbursed for what you do---Lynda emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/14/2013 2:42AM

    Money well spent! Good for you Barbara!Have a great day today emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/13/2013 11:23PM

    Good for you, on ALL counts!

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LESLIELENORE 7/13/2013 9:58PM

    Awesome picture! You should have no trouble with the swim cap now.

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MNTWINSGAL 7/13/2013 9:33PM

    Great pic! It's been far too long since you last updated your page with your most recent look. I do love the short hair on you though....looks very liberating!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2013 8:31PM

    Way to go!!! Good uses for your OT money! Gotta love the haircut. I keep mine short, too, as it's cooler.

HUGS Barb.

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MSLZZY 7/13/2013 7:32PM

    Just planning ahead as always! Good for you!

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MOBYCARP 7/13/2013 7:30PM

    Now, that's a guy haircut; it's all about comfort and convenience. Next thing I know, you'll keep it like that year round and get a collections of wigs to wear in cold weather, like Mom did.

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DALID414 7/13/2013 7:05PM

    Wow! I walk around complaining about my hair when its hot, but I'd never have the guts to cut it short. I admire women who can do it though. Just another reason to like you Barb!

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WATERMELLEN 7/13/2013 6:47PM

    What a great blog: all about lemonade isn't it?? And: love that new haircut, it's not just practical for the swim cap: it's edgy! Totally you!!

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GABY1948 7/13/2013 6:35PM

    At least you found some benefit out of forced ot! Glad you are enjoying the fruits of your labor for what you love! Biking

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PICKIE98 7/13/2013 6:17PM

    Sounds like a fun, productive use of $$$ ! Good luck next weekend!!!

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KLMEIRING 7/13/2013 6:08PM

    You look great! So glad that you were able to do the things that you wanted! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 7/13/2013 5:51PM

    G.I. Barb! I like it!

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LADYMARCIA1 7/13/2013 5:48PM

    I love your new do!!
emoticon emoticon Hot here too!


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