Thursday, June 15, 2006

I'm almost done with my second week at the new job.  I starting to really, really like it.  It takes an act of God to get commands changed when you work for the govt. but yesterday Rose and I did the sheets for our boss based on what she has in her system.  Sheesh, what a job that was.

Rose had the day off today so I winged it.  I still couldn't get in most systems but was able to do some things.  My boss came out in the afternoon and asked me to call different DSL carriers.  The whole VA is moving to new digs on three different floors in August.  All the agencies are moving around.  Voc Rehab is opening a job resourse lab so I had to find prices for DSL for the labs.  They won't run off of our major system.  Now, this was super fun.  I got to surf the web and spend money that didn't belong to me. 

I cannot believe the difference in atmospheres.  Night and day.  I'm not minding working everyday because I don't hate where I'm at.  The day goes fast.  The group down there meshes well and works as a team.  I'm thinking God certainly knew what was coming up when I didn't get that job in January upstairs.  I thank Him every day.  Now, the biggest surprise is that Rose and I are probably going to get our own offices.  Yikes!  I can't believe it.  Our boss said he thought we were.  I went upstairs today to finish moving my stuff and one of the guys up there said something to me about having my own office when I move.  He saw the floor plans.  Whoa...ok...I'm waiting to see this before I believe it.

Onto MySpace.  I had to join because I wanted to get inside Becky's blog.  I automatically had a blog created when I joined with absolutely nothing in it.  I think it was around Easter when Becky talked me into putting a pic of her and me on the profile page and I stuck some inside so she could save them and use them in hers.  I had them in my journal.  It was the day Megan moved and other pics that have all been in here. 

I keep getting messages about new blogs biggie...until last week, "Jim" was asking to be one of my friends.  Hmmm...of course, I had to check this out.  ROLFMAO...Jim actually lives quite close to me.  He is 59, partially disabled and stays at home while his wife works.  Poor guy is lonely, loves photography and would like to meet "friends" to take nature hikes.  Jim has many, many friends...all female; all ages and all leaving sexually explicit messages.  Yeah, I bet he wants to take nature hikes and photograph wildlife.  I deleted the invitation.  Poor Jim is persistent.  MySpace is still sending me messages that Jim would like an invitation to my blog.  Hate to tell poor Jimbo but no way is that ever going to happen.  Besides that, my blog is empty.

I mentioned this to my BF.  Of course, he flipped out and thinks now that all the people in J-Land are using fictitious covers to try and meet/stalk people.  I was cracking up and had to show him the difference between MySpace and J-Land.  So, now I will filter what I tell my BF.  He really has too much time on his hands.

So, now I'm getting ready for my trip to Ohio to meet Penny and go to the festival.  I'm really excited about this.  I plan to take plenty of pictures so be prepared.  According to Mapquest, it's only 125 miles and 2 1/2 hrs. away.

Week #2 at work has been great.  I'm hoping by the end of Week #3 I'll be processing some claims.

And, hey, it's almost Friday...........




chat2missie said...

I'm jealous!  You and Penny are going to have such a good time.  Take lots of pics for the rest us.

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris. It`s so funny how we are going through similar things at work. I actually have enjoyed my new co- workers this week and what a difference this branch is from the last one I worked at! I have not been able to get on the system either. Tomorrow will really be my official first day working by myself. I`m glad you like it. You sound refreshed. I have nothing but problems with MySpace. I can never get signed back in, so I gave up after about 3 different profiles.  LOL to your neighbor looking for some hanky panky. And all the while his wife is working. UGH.  Tell your BF there are some cool people here in J-Land! heh heh.
See you soon!!!!!!!

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Too funny I have a myspace...was trying to help Trista set one up...I have nothing in mine nor does her get an aol blog if you want me to she did...glad to hear things are getting some what better at work..huggies...TerryAnn

sugarsweet056 said...

Happy work is going well! :)
Wish I was going with you & Penny! It's going to be sooo much fun. Take lots of pics...& think of me at least once! LOL

am4039 said...

so happy that you like your job. That would be cool  your own office. I hope you get it.  Have a great time in Ohio when you go.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Chris, I am so happy that you found this new job. Certainly it was a blessing. About myspace; thanks for sharing and this Jimbo dude is a major sicko.
I love your Betty's!

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris!  I'm so happy that you are enjoying your job so much.  Makes a big difference in your whole life when you actually like work, doesn't it??  LOL on Jim!  What a nut!
Congrats on getting your own office, too!  Are you a bigwig in the outfit now??  I'm impressed!!  I've NEVER had my own office!
Enjoy your evening and thank God Friday is almost here!

kdcutie26 said...

I am so happy that you love your new job darling.  That is so wonderful.  I am also relieved that you got out of the old one.  "Jim" is crazy.  What a lunatic.  Tell your BF that my real name is "Pervert Pete" and I am only on here because I want to meet fabulous chicks like yourself and Miss Penny.  What a hoot.  Love ya, KJ

jckfrstross said...

Chris good going on the new job:) have a fun trip:) yes its almost friday


dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  I'm glad the job is going well.  The Lord does work is strange ways.  Smiles, David

queenb8261 said...

I hate careful what you do on there.  I went on there when it was first getting up and popular and I got 2 viruses (Sp?) and a bunch of spyware from the links I clicked on there.  I rarely go on there and don't surf profiles anymore unless it's people I know.  LOL  Glad the new job is going well

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris ,when I think back two or three weeks to when you were agonising about the new job ,and now see how happy you are ,Igive thanks ,Iam so pleased you are enjoying it ,the Jims of this world are to be avoided!!!.........Jan xx

xomywayox said...

I glad things are going your way. You have a stalker!!! LoL Poor Jim ain't got a clue, does he?

You have myspace...well give it up. I do to...I'll email you the link.


lv2trnscrb said...

I loved the MySpace story. That place does scare me, though. J-Land is definitely such a different atmosphere.

Enjoy your weekend ahead; so happy to hear the new job is going well. Its neat to look back and see the hand of the Lord on parts of our life. We think something is terrible (not getting the job back in January) but then just a few short months later, something else totally wonderful comes along that goes beyond our wildest imaginations (possible own office). The Lord is good.


oxobagladyoxo said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for you on getting your own office. Sounds like your enjoying your job. Funny how some men are they end up assuming all the time. I hope your meet with Penny is great and i can't wait to see some pictures. I love pictures.

Have a wonderful & lovely weekend!


imgr8phil said...

Glad you are liking your job.  That myspace can get you hooked LOL.  Have a good weekend.


queeniemart said...

I dont have any other journals than J Land. There are alot of men out there who think J Land is a freakshow and a cover. Bring your BF on over to my house in Springfield, i can guarantee you i am who i say i am.
I am so glad you love your job....i truly am. They are lucky to have YOU.
LOVE ya,lisa