I was hoping to say that my first week of work went without a glich. Well, work-wise, I guess I can say that. But the 45-minute drive presented the glich this week.
Day 1, I met the temp that I am replacing. She has been there for 9 months and came on board with no pass-down, no training, nothing. She knows what it was like when she started, so she is trying to make it a bit easier for me.
Day 2, 10 minutes away from the house, two doe ran in front of my car. One didn’t make it to the other side of the road. And our Ford Focus didn’t make it very far after that either. It is in the shop being repaired, so it will get its second life. I think the deer went home with someone and made a nice meal. I felt badly and was a little shaken up afterwards, but there isn’t much I could do about it. With our oldest son buying his first car, we actually have an extra car now that he isn’t driving the Ford. But for now I am driving our gas-guzzling Sequoia to work. It is actually my car, but we decided that with that long of a drive to work, that the Ford would be better to drive. Except it’s not as tough with the deer.
The rest of my week went well, learning new things. The best part of it all is that I get a 3-day weekend through the summer. I work an hour longer each day, but having Friday’s off is awesome!
We’ve been busy in Florida with our work and play. Yesterday we signed papers for a new house – it will be a temporary one for us to live in while we are building. It will be just around the corner from where we are building which I really like. The kids will be in the area where we are going to end up living, and maybe it won’t feel so much like the big military moves we have been doing over the years when we move from one to the other.
Today the boys went fishing with my husband’s uncle – hopefully they don’t come back too sunburned but with something for dinner and smiles. The girls are going into Gainesville to do some shopping 🙂 My mil is building a doll house for my 7 year old niece and needs to go searching for some parts. She has lots of fun in her workshop. Over the years she has built a canopy bed and doll house for my daughter, a cedar chest for me, dining room tables, etc. And most of the wood comes off of the land here on the farm which makes it that much more special.
Tomorrow I am going to visit a really good friend from high school. I haven’t seen her since our 10 year reunion ( a few (11) years ago). She lives about 4 hours away, so we are going to meet half way and do some catching up. Sunday I am driving back up to Virginia with the kids. My husband is going to stay here to take care of some things for the houses. We’re hoping to start with some of the permitting and other preliminaries on the house we are building, so that when we arrive in June things are already rolling. That is the plan; we’ll see how it unfolds.