A little later I was in the living room, and I noticed that the wind was stirring the snow on the roof and the trees, blowing it around. It was gorgeous! When the sun is shining brightly and snow crystals are dancing around in the sky, they sparkle like diamonds! Here is a little video, but the sparkle doesn't show up as well as it does in person. Still pretty!
I didn't get this posted yesterday because, for some strange reason, this video wouldn't upload. Something in the air of Bloggerville, I suppose. Anyway, I'm glad it posted today, if for no other reason, just so I knew it wasn't something permanent about uploading videos. I hate those moments when I don't know if it's me or .... whatever. I'm glad it's (apparently) not me!
Well ... today was the first day of my new job. It went well, in the "first day" sense. You know how it is during those first few days when so much information is coming at ya, so many faces and names, and I tend to just absorb whatever I can and try to not stress over it. My boss asked me about how I learn best, and since it is by doing, the hands-on part, she gave me lots of overviews, then I'll be going through files in the office and on the computer over the next few days and seeing what I can soak up. I'll keep a list of questions or "duh, I don't get it" things and talk with her for clarification.
The nice thing is that my predecessor was a highly organized person, so I won't be needing to sort out the grain from the chaff. It is all neat and organized, just waiting for me to get hold of it and begin to absorb it and make it my own.
The organization seems to be a friendly one. My first impressions of those I met today were good. It feels like a place and a group of people that I'll be pretty comfortable with very soon. The only hitch was that no one had been in the building where my office is located (there are two buildings) before we got there, and the thermometer is turned down over the weekend to 55°. It was c-c-c-cold in there! Remember, I like my space to be cool; I keep my house at about 65° to 67° during the day and 58° to 60° at night. But this was c.o.l.d!!! Within a few minutes, both of us were chilled. She turned up the heat, but it is a big building and was taking a long time. Then we noticed the vent into my office was closed!! She climbed on the desk to reach it and opened it. We went back to the other, warmer building and did as much as possible there.
By the time I left to come home, the office was comfortable! I mentioned that I'd get a space heater and bring it in to take care of that problem on Monday mornings, and she said that there are some already there. She will find one and have it available for me. Whew! Listen when this girl gets cold, it is really cold! I was home a little after 3:00, and it was nearly 6:00 before I felt comfortable. I was chilled to the bone! I sat on the couch in sweats and with a blanket over my legs, finally getting a big mug of hot tea to warm the inside of me, and it evened out! That won't be every day, thank goodness, 'cause, as I said, it was pleasant in the office by the time I left.
I brought home some reading materials and some of the "new employee" forms, and made good use of my time while I was warming my bones. There is more paperwork to do tomorrow, including TB testing and getting fingerprinted for a background check. Providing my office is as warm as I think it will be, I'll be sitting in my office learning about the facets of the job most of the day.
Now .... if I can just keep up my resolve for getting up and out the door. I'm NOT a jump-up-and-go kind of person. I usually take a couple hours to do email, drink coffee, cuddle with the dogs, all that stuff. That is now reserved for weekends. sigh. I'll get there, but it is going to take adjustments, for sure. Wish me luck, OK?