The past couple of days has entailed reading contracts and preparing for my first days on site. Which should prove interesting with the head hauncho his way out, with his assistant and the HR guy. Of course as you already know my toes have been dipping in on site already, from assisting with setting up the filing tree, trying to decipher where each file will go and in how many locations, to determining my actual title and just how morphing my role will be. We have had only minor bumps with our childcare bailing last weekend and minor issues at the boys’ school, I am looking forward to some sort of normality and predictability, well as much predictability as one can anticipate in an ever changing role.
Things in town are starting to pick up. The people we are getting to know are interested in what we do and how we do it, though other parents haven’t quite shown the same enthusiasm, we are starting to find our comfort zone here. I would, however, like to know when the sunlight gets piped in…… Since January 21 we have had only one day of partial sun but I suppose that’s better than none.
Our home though is chilly, the pellet strove died and the wood stove is awaiting inspection which requires cleaning first. I was told to anticipate someone yesterday for the job, but despite my waiting patiently and refusal to leave for fear of missing him, nobody showed up. So we are using the electric heat which is extraordinarily expensive. I do hope things get sorted soon.
For now, I am going to get comfy and enjoy the rest of my final week home. My almond biscotti is calling my name and groceries need to be taken care of. I hope that you and yours enjoy those around you on this Valentine’s Day, and that maybe you, if only a glimmer, can enjoy some sun.