Holy smokes, it’s been over a month since I so much as spent a few minutes around here, let alone actually posted.
I’m behind on everything, and this is, still, not a full post, more a brief note to catch up.
Also, gratuitous kitten pictures. (Wendy, you were right.)
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So, the transition to the new position was even more complicated than we thought it would be, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. That actually worked in my favor, because it pushed back my ‘swim or sink’ deadline almost ten days.
I like what I’m doing now quite a bit, even though I’m still stumbling some. The good news is that, so far at least, most of my coworkers have been very understanding and accommodating of my mistakes. I only hope to be up to speed before I exhaust their goodwill.
Some more good news: the refinancing went through, yay! And while it also means that, when all is said and done, I’ll have paid the actual value of the property at least four times, right now it means cash left in my checking account every month. Let me repeat, Yay!
All of the above, but mostly the training/covering for other people has kept me busy, and working long hours (fifteen hours days have been more the norm than the exception for the last three weeks or so).
Exhausted is my natural state these days.
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But there are more good news–in the form of the above kitteh.
Back on September 17th, a coworker arrived at work to find that a terrified kitten had traveled under the hood of his car. He got a handful of us to try and help him fish the kitten out, and once I had my hands on her, it was a done deal. This tiny, trembling ball of fur and fear, was mine.
A few hours later, she was relaxed enough to ride on my shoulder on the way home.
She is young enough that I didn’t feel comfortable leaving her home alone, particularly when I’m away for sixteen hours or so, once you add travel time. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I’m fortunate to work for a company where bringing a kitten to work raises no eyebrows.
And so, Gaby has come to work with me every weekday for the past four and half weeks.
She works hard, and occasionally crashes right in the middle of a task–but she’s always game to ride on my shoulder.
I’ll be very sorry when she’s too big to fit herself comfortably in her favorite riding spot.
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Many things have happened in the wider world–not to mention the many, many filings in the EC v DA lawsuit. I hope to have the energy and time this week to write about those. In the meantime, I’m updating the long list of links at the end of this post, so you can follow what Courtney Milan and Deirdre Saoirse Moen have, so far, written.