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Work continues to be outlandish, in ways that are hard to explain to anyone who hasn't experienced it.  We keep losing people to other companies - the other half of the team will be down to 1 person soon, when he's supposed to have seven.  I'd actually prefer to be on that part of the team, as far as the work I could do, but I'd consider homelessness before working for that manager.  Our team currently has 3 people (plus some consultants) and 4 openings - with luck, 2 or 3 will be filled soon.  I.S. people will understand that if we have 4 openings that probaly means we're about 8 people short of being truly able to make progress on the backlog of issues.

My laptop power cord went walkabout.  In its place I found a power cord that fits nothing I own.  So, someone took home the wrong cord, but no one's admitted it or noticed yet.  So this week I broke down and ordered a new one.  Now I can do the things I shouldn't do from my work laptop (like search for a new job).

We're now able to work from home one day a week, and it is making a difference.  I'm still working like a dog on the days at home, but I can do it in my pajamas, with a cup of decent coffee and a cat.

Mom's doing well in her new apartment, and chemo is so far blissfully uneventful.  She has a very nice wig that she wears for special occasions (apparently if you wear them all the time, they only last about 6 months, and they're not cheap).  She's started a new quilt, which is the signal that she's okay.

I've made a birdfeeding station out of pruned branches.  Six feet tall and about eight feet wide.  The old birdfeeding station was too close to the windows for bird-safety.  This one is in the lee of the big spruce, and can easily be taken down and disposed of in spring.

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wazookeeper
Nov. 13th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Find me a new job while you're at it, eh?
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Friending welcome, but lurking is fine too.

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