Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost



"YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID" - Ron White



"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)



"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner



"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown



"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne



"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi



"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

EYE GUCK - YUCK!!!

Last night I came home from work and Inklings told me my eye was very red - we went to the store and one of the guys that works with me and his wife were there. Inklings said something about my eye and he said that I must have got some hay in it while we were preparing to feed the horses yesterday in winds about 40 mph. I did get some leaves in it but they came out easily. When I got home I looked in my eye and it was really, really red. So I took out my contact lenses and put them into the cleaning solution for the night.

When I got up this morning my eye was swollen and full of gunk--I cleaned it up and went to work. I went to see the eye doctor mid-morning and he prescribed some medicine for infection. I have put in two doses now and the eye feels really itchy and dry. So I came home from work for the rest of the day and will use some of my sick leave. I'm not sick I am just miserable with an itchy eye and decided to get away from work.

When I got home I decided to figure out how much sick leave I have used in my 37 year career. In all of those years I have used a total of 364 hours of sick leave. That is 45.5 days or 1.5 days per year since I went to work in 1970. Thirteen of those days were taken off when I had a back injury in the early 1980's and seven days were used in 1975 when I had eye trouble - I just couldn't see me being at work (I really had a rotten attitude - really.rotten.).

Not all of my time counts as full time work so I have two years of work that really doesn't count. I really don't care about that because those two years do count for social security and those two years pushed me over the required 40 quarters for social security retirement---so I am qualified in two retirement systems.

So what is the point of this blog? If you figure it out you will see that I have been a very. very. very healthy person (still am mostly). It means that in the other 35 years I have taken off 25.5 days - after today it will be 25.75 days - that is a total of 0.729 days (6 hours) per year.

2 comments:

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I'd be healthy if I wasn't a woman. :) I never get sick, just have to have surgery! lol

I had pink eye the first of February, it was miserable for a couple of days!

Nene said...

Hope your eye feels better soon!