In other news, backups still aren't done. For the most part they are, but until I finish downloading music, retagging the lot, copying it to my PSP, and then copying the contents of those two memory sticks to the designated external hard drive, I will not be finished, which is also frustrating. The first ~3 hours when I woke up today were spent retagging music copied from one of my other external hard drives last night, because I decided to choose now to finally go through with deleting all the other stuff I had saved. There are a few exceptions, same as with anything else (music from Vulpvibe and Lapfox Trax, and our grade 12 band CD from high school), but the rest is gone - game soundtracks, random songs downloaded over the years, all filed into the "Downloaded" folder, and stuff that's already on my PSP alike. I only wish I could say I'd been so thorough with the rest of the files on that drive, but... I'm getting there. I still need to upload new backups of things to my Mediafire account, but I can't very well do that until downloads have finished. Uploads would be just as likely to get messed up by trying to do too much at once as downloads. Also in other news, but of a different nature is that work last night went okay, but wasn't at the same time. It was James' first close since being promoted again for one, was somewhat busier than normal, for two, I had other things on my mind for three, and the fourth, if it counts at all, was that the handle for the mop was still broken, and despite bringing the rest of my elastics, I couldn't remember how I fixed it on Tuesday night, so I ended up having to pull it around with the handle. James also asked if I would mind being on line tomorrow night. I told him I'd think about it, and I have no reason to refuse, but same as when Manoah wanted to do drive through instead, I can't guarantee that the floor will get scrubbed before the end of the night. There was one interesting part of the night though - the walk home. James lives up on Grand Ave, so we walked down to the intersection together, and along the way, talked about a few things. I quickly brought up Laura being on the phone way too much during the weekend, and he said that a good five or six people have said something to Mary about it too. She, however, apparently brushed all of them off, saying it "couldn't be that bad", but severity aside, it is something that needs to be addressed. I missed my chance to say anything to her about it today, but maybe I will on Friday, if she's still there when I go in.
Finally, the other obvious thing: I was in a fairly miserable mood a couple days ago, so what's happened / changed since then? Most significantly, I've realized that I should still be able to afford to go away next month, but only so long as I continue to get five closes a week. Unfortunately, due to the delay with the store being sold, our vacation pay won't be included in our pay this week, but I don't need $1,000 to go there again. $300 would be fine at minimum, but $400 would be better, so I can still splurge a bit if I find something worthwhile. After that is Christmas though, which will bring certain complications, to the point where I almost wish I hadn't started buying gifts, so I could find one minor thing for everybody, and give them $60 to spend as they like along with it. There's something more on top of that too, but as it's quarter to 11, and this entry's coming to what I feel will be the end, I don't know if I want to get into it right yet. I did tell Dan though, and he responded tonight, which has been a steady thought at the back of my mind all throughout writing this. Given length, the current time, the fact that this download is almost done, and wanting to read what he said, I think I will end this right here, and wait for just ~5 minutes to be on the safe side. At best, by the time I go to bed, I could have a bunch of new music, and something else (of a previously only vaguely mentioned nature) to write about. Sounds good enough for now~