Monday, January 06, 2003

New Job

Today was my first day at my new job. I'm glad to be working again, although I don't yet have a desk or a computer. So my colleague and I spent the entire day camped in our boss's office. It's a strange mixture of new and familiar. Some of the people in the building I knew from years ago at a previous location. The business is different than what I was doing before—therefore a new list of acronyms to learn—but the type of work is similar.

The strangeness element was compounded by the weather. Last night was extremely windy (and I don't know if tonight will be much better). With the neighbors' (my landlords) wind chimes; the clothesline that's tied to a tree and rubs against the corner of the house that happens to be where my bed is; screens falling off the windows; other anonymous bumps, clanging, and crashes; plus the noise of the wind itself, I didn't sleep much. I was also anxious about starting my new job and was afraid the electricity might go off, disrupting my alarm so I wouldn't get up in time. So I was pretty tired by the end of the day.

I had a very social (for me) weekend. Two sets of out-of-town friends were visiting, so I saw them Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday I enjoyed a lovely afternoon touring the Path to Freedom garden and visiting with the family.

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