Thursday, September 27, 2007
This is just one of those preliminary articles, but at least I know that the sound I heard before all the police showed up was a gunshot. With all the construction I wasn't sure what it was.
To add to all the craziness at work, our office is being remodeled. Not for fun, but due to the flood we had last month. So there is no floor in my office or in the hall. My office doesn't actually exist at the moment. My cubicle walls are moved to the board room (and it sounds as though they won't be going back! YAY! a real wall for me), 1/2 my desk is in the middle of the lobby, the other half off to the side. My computer tower is in the boardroom hooked up to the network, so I can work in my co-workers office on my desk top. It will be nice when it is all done in many ways.
Today we did take a break from working to watch the excitement down the road. A whole block next to our office had to be taped off with police tape. It appeared that someone was shot or stabbed. There were at least 10-15 police cars, 2 ambulances, and the fire emergency ambulance. We could see them working on someone. Of course the huge crowd that was in front of the house when the police arrived quickly dispersed. That led to police flying down the side roads to find the suspects. It will be interesting to hear more on the news tonight. We typically have our share of arrests to watch and psychos who drop in, but this was the biggest event yet.
The event Wednesday night went great. I had a nice outfit thanks to my co-worker, and everyone had a good time. Old buildings definitely carry sound, and the Depot was filled with laughter and talk, so much that it became difficult to carry on a conversation.
Now it's time to end this break. I'll update on the family later.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
There is nothing better than being/feeling appreciated. I have a great co-worker that is constantly making sure that I:
- Like my job
- Am not planning to leave
- Know that he is thankful for the work I do
Today I was even more surprised. He came up and gave me a workshirt, which I knew he'd ordered and suspected it was for me (not many people where my size) but it's been in his office for several weeks. He also gave me a Fred Meyer gift card, which completely shocked me, and told me that there was around $25 on it and maybe I could use it to buy something to wear tomorrow night. He quickly pointed out that I didn't have to use it for that, and that he realized I may have other plans. I did, a black hand me down sweater that I dug out of the bottom of the laundry pile and have yet to wash. I had really wanted to buy something for the event tomorrow, but couldn't justify the money spent. Now I can get something!
It is our United Way Pillars event at The Depot, which is the old train station that's been converted to a restaurant/lounge. Last year it was awkward for me. I was still nursing Mo, so being out in the evening, wasn't the most comfortable. I really didn't know anyone, but my co-workers and a few Board Members, and I wasn't a Pillar (leadership giver). This year I'm definitely not nursing, I know quite a few of the people attending (most actually) and I actually am a Pillar so I've earned it to be there.
After my last post I did take in the frame and exchange it for hairspray, gel and eyeliner. All things that I was out of and needed badly. So now rather than having a frame in a stack, I can appreciate the gift each morning as I prepare for work.