It’s Disco Time

Has it really been 2 weeks? I am really sorry I haven’t said much round these parts. Probably because there hasn’t been much to report on.

There is the boring work stuff so I guess I will start there. There has been talk recently, I am assuming as part of the 2012 plan), of cross training within my dept. So after my mini vacation I started training (which took a week) on doing the processes of our Email Deployment Technicians. I had a week of the processing training, how to deploy a customer’s campaign, then I had 3 days of HTML training. I actually did get quite a bit out of the HTML portion of it, and have been processing some of my own clients email deployments.

I guess I finally found the silver lining about my desk being moved. Every day between 2:30 and 3 the sun shines through the window next to my desk and hits my Disco Ball just so. Back when I sat 3 cubes over next to the former work wife, we called this Disco Time!

Sad that this is the highlight of my day sitting here.

On the home front the installation of the new Heating system was finally completed this past Thursday. Having heat has been nice. And the new Screen Saver Display will bring me much joy with the photo album slideshow.

Last night the Hubby and I had our usual Friday night Date Night. First we headed out to a local Irish place we hadn’t been to in a while. I started with a Pomegranite Martini, then for dinner had the Blackened Chicken Ravioli.

Although the best part of the restaurant had to be the sign hanging in the men’s room.

After dinner we had tickets to a local Theater Production of Cabaret. I have never seen this show before so I was excited to see it. I knew a bit about the show but not a lot, it was very interesting to say the least. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a couple of the guys in the show in different roles. The lead (the Emcee) was played by a High School senior so it was hard to get behind him being shirtless for most of the show. Now one of the other guys played multiple roles, HE I would have liked to have seen in the lead role!

And finally I took a picture of the hubby and I in the lobby last night while we were waiting.

Isn’t it Lovely

Isn’t it wonderful. Well there is some wonderful stuff and some not so wonderful stuff been happening around here lately.

And here I thought the snowstorm and the Bucket falling from the ceiling at work was going to be the highlight of the week. I went back to the office Weds and found I had been evicted from Cube 803 and was now to reside in Cube 1007 until the landlord once and for all fixed the leak in the roof.

To say I am unhappy in my new seat (although it’s nearer to the window) is an understatement. Don’t get me wrong I like the guy I sit next to, I just wish he was a little chattier. And by chattier I mean about things other than Sportsball. On the other side of my Cube wall is one of the team leaders, our Email product specialist. Actually on the other side of the wall sit the 3 Team Leaders. It’s not nice being so close to management when you tend to bitch about them out loud.

The best part of Wednesday was that the install of the new heating system began. It was nice to come home and find the Furnace sitting in it’s place in the basement and much of the ductwork attached to the basement ceiling. I have never been happier to see holes in the floor than I was that day.

The short weeks at work tend to be the longest, and this one was no exception. Thursday while on my way home from work the Hubby called to inform me that we lost power sometime during the day. With no heat and now no power we needed to find a place to stay for at least the night. So the phone calls started and my Mom said we could pack up the doggies and head over to her house. Since she lives local it made sense, so off we went, had some dinner there, and headed off to bed in her living room, the pups on the floor, me in the recliner and the hubby on the loveseat. With the power restoration timeframe unknown we needed to find a better option than mom’s living room. Besides with my Sister, Brother, and Sister in Law, and my parents dog it was just a wee bit crowded.

Our good friends, and guys who host the monthly game night we go to offered us their spare bedroom. We bid a fond farewell to Mom’s and the recliner, packed up the doggies, and headed over to their house for the weekend. It was nice to see them and to have a real bed to sleep in. The dogs actually settled in surprisingly well. Especially with another friends Schipperke staying with them. What a bundle of crazy energy this dog was. Saturday was a lazy day for us, late afternoon we headed over to visit with my other Brother and Sister In Law and our niece before my SIL had to go to work. The hubby, brother, niece, nephew, and I all headed out to Chili Night at one of the Fire Dept’s that the Drum Corps marches for.

Sunday we got up and found that the power had been restored! After a lovely pancake breakfast we packed all our shit up again and headed home. The hubby spent some time in the yard cleaning up some of the tree debris from the snowstorm, and I spent the time cleaning up the floors from all the dust and dirt of the heating system install. I then had the great pleasure of cleaning out the fridge and freezer from no power for 2 1/2 days. On the plus side they haven’t looked better!

A good night’s sleep in our own bed then it was off to work this morning. And now we catch up on our shows and enjoy the heat relaxing on the couch.