Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ty Pennington is 3 miles away from me right now!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition is making over a home in my town, less than 3 miles from where I am currently sitting.  My co-workers and I have talked about staking out the Sears at the mall across the street in order to catch a glimpse of the Home Makeover team.  The family they are building for has 3 kids (including a set of twins and 1 more kid on the way) and they took in the wife’s sister’s 4 kids after she was murdered last year by her abusive ex-boyfriend.  Both parents are teachers in the local school district and their students are the ones that nominated them and sent in the application.  Cool, huh?  I’ll let you know if I have a sighting.  I should have my camera with me at all times from now on.

I’m still waiting to hear more info on my mom.  She wasn’t able to get in for her orthopedic assessment yesterday and had to wait for today.  Hopefully they will get on the stick and get her assessed and patched up as soon as possible.  The only fly in the ointment is that the one orthopedic surgeon her clinic pushes has a bad reputation and at 62, I think my mom needs every medical advantage.  I told my dad to just take her to the U hospital and have them patch her up.  I guess they are waiting for the assessment before making a decision.  I am trying to decide if I need to go there over Labor Day weekend to help. 

Stuff at work is jacked.  I can’t talk about it in depth but the gist is that both of the managers of my department are leaving.  They both got different jobs in other departments at the same time and their last day will be September 7th.  That will leave us manager-less until the powers that be in CA hire a replacement.  They are only going to hire 1 person to replace the 2 that are leaving.  Still, it’s not good news.  My manager is the only thing that makes working here bearable.  She is the buffer between the CA managers and us.  That is probably the reason she is leaving.  Who wants to be a buffer for very long?  Anyway, it feels like abandonment even though we know it’s not and she is responsible for her own career path and needs to make wise decisions in that vein.  Still, we are all kind of out of sorts and mopey as a result.

Tomorrow is the ultrasound.  Nothing to report on that until then.  Today the Qwest internet tech is supposed to come to our home to fix our internet service.  I had to go to the library the past few days in order to use the free wifi and complete homework for school.  Thankfully I got all my homework done last night so tonight I can just go home, make dinner, clean up, and go to bed. Unless I decide to stake out Sears instead.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sorry to hear that work is so stressful. It's hard when that's where you spend most of your time during the day. You want it to be a positive environment.

Also, good luck at the ultrasound tomorrow. Hopefully it shows lots of happy folicles.