I bet they can get to another $20k+ in overtime too.I was looking at street views of all the FDNY departments earlier today just to see how they all look. I got bored so I looked up the budget numbers for the FDNY because I assumed they had to be astronomical. The entire FY19-20 budget for the FDNY was.....2.1 billion dollars. That is insane. After 5 years, a standard firefighter with FDNY makes over 110k a year. Could be tough to live on that in NYC, but if you're doing what you love to do, 110k is incredible.
I made a run to the store yesterday morning (our first in a while) everything was pretty well stocked except for beef and poultry. The ladies at the deli counter were basically begging customers to come to the counter for fresh deli items instead of getting the pre-packaged stuff. They did have frozen turkeys and I thought about getting one but they didn't have any of the smaller ones available and we'd have way too much waste to justify the bigger ones, even with turkey-based leftovers for a few days. For buttermilk substitute, a tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of milk works pretty well too.When I went to the store last week with a meal-planned list, half of the meals I planned had to be scrapped because of the bare shelves. I saw that cornbread stuffing was on sale and so I checked to see if there were any frozen turkeys still around. . . there were! So tonight we are having a Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't find regular potatoes so we are having instant potatoes though. And maybe a cake but I haven't been able to find buttermilk so am still debating on doing a buttermilk "substitute" with white vinegar. Sounds a little gross but I don't want to go back to the store and be disappointed that they still don't have buttermilk.
That's actually factored in to the 100k estimate. Base pay is 80, and then they estimate another 25 is OT and holiday pay.I bet they can get to another $20k+ in overtime too.
My cousin lives on a 20 acre property (mostly wooded) in the adjacent unincorporated township and they hobby raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and even have a couple goats.I have ducks visit every spring when I take the pool cover off. I hope there is a pool season this year.
My parents had something kill 7 of their 8 chickens. We named the soul survivor "Cluck Norris".My cousin lives on a 20 acre property (mostly wooded) in the adjacent unincorporated township and they hobby raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and even have a couple goats.
Well, two days ago a hawk snatched one of their ducks in view of several of them (they're a family of 10).
She posted on facebook and one of the comments was simply 'The circle of life.'
I think we have a very convoluted system of reporting that. We fill out a call log (which I created), which then gets forwarded to the town, who then submits it to NFIRS. At least I think that's how it works.Fill out the NFIRS ?
On the other hand, I'm not eating out at all. I'm eating more sensibly sized portions. I haven't weighed myself but I think I might be losing a bit if weight.I am eating one donut a morning. That is exactly one more donut than I would eat normally each morning. I don't foresee this working from home being good for my diet...
You had me up to fruits and veggies. We haven't shopped in almost two weeks and fresh stuff is nearly gone and/or past its prime.I've found I'm eating a lot better now that I am working from home. When I am out of the house, I don't have my wife seeing what I eat nor do I feel the need to set a good example for my kids. When I am at home during the day I eat a lot more fruit and fresh veggies as snacks and not Trader Joe's Chocolate Truffles or massive bags of Sour Patch Kids.
So my old neighbor had a wiener dog. Our yard not having dogs had lots of squirrels. Every now and then a squirrel would tease the neighboring dogs by running on the fence or somewhere the dogs couldn't get them. I often watched my neighbors dog turn into a rocket dog. That little thing flew off the 2nd story porch like a rocket thinking he might get some of that squirrel. He never did.My dogs are envious.
That's from when they spotted a squirrel.
Had breakfast for the last two days from the little coffee shop down the street. I never eat breakfast, but I have the same rationale! I did buy lunch meat and such to make sandwiches at home but I'm attempting to ration that.
We get a weekly shipment of fruits and veggies from a program called Hungry Harvest. They package up and sell oddly shaped items or weird looking produce (i.e. not perfectly round tomatoes, or crooked carrots) that grocery stores don't want (plus a lot of root vegetables that have a long shelf life) and thankfully they're still delivering during this time. We were actually able to add some things like eggs and cheese to our delivery this past week and if you like kombucha, they have a lot of those you can choose from. They also have a lot of leafy greens to choose from since those go bad relatively quickly and the warehouses and distributors often have a lot more left over than what stores will expect. I have a feeling that with restaurants closing down, Hungry Harvest may end up with even more in their inventories since restaurants would probably normally buy a lot of all these items since diners wouldn't normally see them until they've been all chopped up and cooked anyway.You had me up to fruits and veggies. We haven't shopped in almost two weeks and fresh stuff is nearly gone and/or past its prime.
Yeah, we ordered delivery from a local place we patronize at least once every three weeks or so - got enough food for each of us to get three dinners and probably a couple of lunches out of it.
I am currently 3 feet from my bed. The 'office' traffic is almost zero right now unless someone wants to use the 'private' restroom in here.Traffic coming to work was lighter than usual. Office traffic, too. On my floor where there is normally 22 people, not counting inspectors since they are out all day, we are down to 5.
I've been thinking of using this "stay at home time" to repaint our second-hand dining room table and chairs. I intended to do it last summer but didn't get around to it.I am going to pick up some 2x4s and black paint. I need to assemble some cubical walls that were in storage... unfortunately, the connecting hardware was tossed out at some point.
Two or three times a week my run is a 10k loop that takes me from my house, down a collector street all the way to the other side of our downtown, back around through the downtown, and then back home along the main arterial road. Over the course of 11 years in this house, I've stepped out the front door and turned left to run that loop probably 95% of the time. Tomorrow I've decided that I'm going to turn right and do that every other time I run it.
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
I’m the same way.I hate when I get a funny meme but won't send it on because I'm too snooty to forward something if it has glaring typos/grammatical errors in it.
Inquiring minds have to know, is there really a Kate's Kute Kut's? I think I would avoid anything that could be abbreviated with three K's.I’m the same way.
Nor will I use a business whose name has deliberately misspelled words or misused apostrophes.
Kate’s Kute Kut’s instead of Kate’s Styling Center.
You know that's where Karen gets her hair done.