Holiday, Schedules, and Archeage

This four day weekend has me all turned around. I’m a routine oriented person and everything is now off schedule. On the upside, this is one of the few long weekends that I actually get to partake in. The downside to industrial maintenance is that it typically can’t be done when things are running. Unless of course you want to end up horribly disfigured or dead. As a result I end up working most of the “scheduled vacation days” on my employers calendar.

That’s the real rub. You get five days of vacation after being there one year, ten days after two years. Despite having these days though, they’re reserved for the “scheduled vacation days,” of which there used to be ten. Didn’t actually get a “take it when you need it” day until seven years, when you get an additional five.

I don’t see how people with lives/families can make it that long. I only made it that far in because I was single and didn’t have children. I now have the opposite problem, an excess of vacation days. I’m required to work about seven of those scheduled ten days. This means that I’m free to use them whenever I see fit.

I took advantage of this to do several things. I tried to work on my oldest child’s computer, which wouldn’t even power on when I tried but later magically powered on and ran fine. Why? Heck if I know. We moved several rabbit cages so that most of them would be centrally located. Previously we had about 10 cages in one location, mostly males, and six kept separately, mostly female. Now all 16 are in one location which will reduce the need to split supplies up and allow all of them to bed fed and watered in one go.

I also poked my head into Archeage last night. I’ve tried it before, I had a single level 6 character that I ran around on for a couple of hours. I have no idea what’s going on at this point, and I like never figured out the combat. Apparently I never picked up any combat skills, so I only had the basic autoattack. I’m not sure how I feel about Archeage at the moment, to be honest. It’s been a long time since I’ve really had that much sandbox that wasn’t a straight up gank box. I don’t really have a lot of time to dump in it either, which is what they tend to require. For now I’m going to plan to jump back in at some point and see how it goes.

Hope everything is going great for you guys, I realize today isn’t a “holiday” for everyone. I gotta run, peace.

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