Not a bad day today. Got a good 3 mile run in this morning. Work was productive, at least it seemed that way. Finished one project and started another. Actually left on time. Got my pay stubb and realized the feds are not taking taxes out. I actually have to go in tomorrow and complain about that. Sheesh! Got my invite from the union to join. No thank you. Get this, I can object to joining the union, but I will still have to sign something to let them take money out of my paycheck! What blood suckers. The worst part is, they don't say anywhere on that union contract how much money they will be taking out. I am supposed to sign something that lets them take out whatever they want? I am going to ignore this as long as I can. Make them come and talk to me. I mean, the union rep was a no show at our orientation. They don't even bother to show up, and I am supposed to send them money to line their pockets? I don't think so. Okay, gripe session over, for now. I got home to a message from James, he is with his new class now. He sounded really excited. And I think Hagrid is walking better today. It could be that I just want to see that, but holding out hope anyway.