Mario Villalobos

Hell Week Is Over

The weekend is over, and I have to go back to work tomorrow. I actually went back to work today for a few hours to try to see if I could fix the issues plaguing our network. Turns out, I was able to fix one of the two problems. I fixed it pretty immediately because I spent some time yesterday just thinking through these issues, and I thought about tweaking something to see if it’ll work. It did. Everything is fixed except for our wireless issue. I tried a few more things, and it looks like I chipped away at the problem in a positive way, but we’re still having issues. I did some research, and I discovered that a Windows Update may have caused this problem in the first place. That was my initial suspicion but I couldn’t prove it. I tried some of the fixes I found on Microsoft’s own website, but they didn’t work. But I did get closer than I have, so I’m confident I can figure this out tomorrow. It could be a certificate issue, so I’m going to create a new one and see if that fixes anything.

I started doing my taxes yesterday. I had three different employers last year, and I’ve already received two of my W-2’s from them. Unfortunately, the one I have not received yet is from the employer I just don’t like, and that’s at my old job at McDonald’s. Turns out, I might have to go inside the damn restaurant and sign my name on a paper requesting to receive my W-2. They can’t just mail it out like a normal company. It’s so stupid. Anyways, from the two W-2’s I did get, it looks like I’ll be getting quite a healthy refund, and once I input my last W-2, that amount will most likely go up. What a relief. These car repairs really put a damper on my finances, and I can’t forget about the hundreds in gas I spent on my road trip to California, as well as my whole new home furnishings provided by IKEA. I’m eager to get this last W-2 so I can start paying down my debt. I’m also getting my new, bigger paycheck next week on the 1st of February, so I can start seeing how much more per check I’ll be earning, which in turn will help me see how much more I can contribute toward bringing my debt down.

Other than that, I really have nothing more to write about. It was a slow Sunday, which I loved. I watched a few more episodes of the Good Wife, I read some, went grocery shopping, and worked some on my computer. I sent out some emails to teachers who emailed me throughout the week but didn’t get back to because of the crisis I was embroiled in. I’m confident I can fix this issue tomorrow, and I wanted to get back on track. I can’t wait to get this issue behind me so I can just move on and do my job better.

This week has been hell. I hope next week will be better.