Friday, June 12, 2009


I felt so silly sitting there waiting to "graduate." They arranged some chairs in our large break room where we sat to listen to a couple of people talk. I felt like I was waiting for kindergarten graduation. But we did graduate. Five weeks of training behind us. Five weeks of 7:00 a.m. start times behind us. On Monday we don't have to be at work until 11:30 a.m. That will be the first day of a two-week "transition." We will work the phones taking live calls with LOTS of help.

We took more live calls today. I got four or five calls. They were all very easy calls, thank God. No weird stuff. I did have to ask for some help, but not much, and not for every call. I think I may be able to handle this.

We had a big pot-luck lunch that lasted longer than our normal lunch hour (which is actually only 45 minutes). That was nice. Lots of food. Lots of time. Chocolate cake.

I'm glad the week is over. By Friday of each week I'm pretty tired. I catch up on my sleep on the weekend, then I'm good for another week!

My car will be going over 40,000 miles very soon (if it hasn't already - I forgot to check). No, it's not a new car. It's a very old car. It's a 1997 Saturn SW1. As I said in a previous post, I haven't had much need to drive very far from home. Work was close. The town I live in is small. Low mileage. Still, it needs attention. I'm going to keep the oil fresh. I'll take it in for maintenance when it needs it. The severe heat of several Texas summers has taken a toll. I desperately need a new headliner and new sunvisors. And a small bit of the car's body shows some paint issues. Sort of looks like the top layers have been peeling off. It's not too bad, but it's there. I'd love to have a carport, but they cost money to build. I'd plant a big tree for the shade if it weren't inconvenient. I don't have anywhere to plant one that would't affect the driveway or the pipes or the house or whatever. Plus there would be bird poop!

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