11/3/16 ftf, wren

Yesterday was quiet enough, and I was able to tame the work to-do list a bit more.  I intend to make even more progress today, although I do have two meetings that will suck up some time.  President Obama was successful in making a significant labor regulation change so that anyone making less than about $48 k will be entitled to overtime pay after 4o hours of work in a week, which is about twice the previous threshold.  I’m very much in favor of this change, but it’s creating quite a lot of paperwork drama, requiring many meetings to resolve.

Speaking of drama, the national news is so full of election hysteria these days that it’s practically unbearable.  I’m also completely sick of hearing people moan that Trump and Clinton are exactly the same.  How can any thinking person actually believe such a thing?  It’s ridiculous.  Anyway, J and I delivered our early ballots yesterday, so that’s two more votes on the books for Hillary!  We also were gifted with two “I Voted” stickers.  I wonder if the homelands of other ftfers bestow voters with stickers when they complete their civic duty…?

Okay then, the plan for today is to persevere through the continuing cold virus while also completing at least five things on the work to-do list.



happy dog time!



work day


allergy shot

am catch up meeting

figure out computers & phones

allergy appt

order supplies

offer letter w/grant proposal

letter to non-selected candidates

pm HR meeting

p card reallocations

STTR Phase 2 PMS tracking sheet

call holiday party caterer

ADP info for trip

drop V a note about possible new donation


info to phone company

out of office e-mail

out of office voice mail

send invoice to RX companies

order ipads

order printer

order PAMS office supplies

INS invoice

start on new budget analysis

start Suven uTRAC

change GC salary distributions on 11/21

CM 12/1 salary increase ePAF

finalize Brady report (12/5)

finalize Morris report

complete first RATS class

investigate possible classes for PAMS

read NIH Welcome Wagon Letter

close out 098570

look into Foundation Directory Online

Research P01 grants

after work

chilly hike

Project Runway


Comments on: "11/3/16 ftf, wren" (2)

  1. I’ve been watching the developments in the election with horror and I agree with you, how anyone can think they’re the same is unbelievable! Paws are very tightly crossed here for Hillary next Tuesday. I’m not aware that we get stickers for voting here 🙂

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