The first week at work has been great, but exhausting. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see Friday in my life. Not because it was horrible or physically exhausting, but because my brain was so overloaded that I was excited for two days of learning nothing new.

Honestly, though, I am loving the job so far. This is so far removed from what I’ve done in the past that it’s a challenge – and I love a challenge. The people in my office are really very nice, a little quieter than I’m used to, but I’ll get used to that soon enough. The people I interact with in other offices have been wonderful, calling/emailing to welcome me to the company, insisting that I become parts of meetings – luckily, I am a firm believer of jump in with both feet and see if you swim. So far, so good. Today was probably the busiest day I’ve had so far – I came in to projects lined up waiting for me in my inbox and spent 3 hours on the phone in a meeting then training session. It’s a good thing I can multitask – or that I’m feeling comfortable enough to start multi-tasking.

You'd be a little worried too if you saw this in your place, yes?

It seems that whenever things are going well, something is going to happen to make life a little more difficult. Last night, while changing the cat litter in the bathroom, I looked up at the hall ceiling and saw that. –>

Yes, that would be a part of my ceiling falling out because of the surrounding wet spot. Knowing how my apartment complex is about using the “emergency number”  – this would not have qualified for an emergency, as there was no water pouring from the ceiling – I took a picture and posted it on Twitter, natch, and called the main number, hoping to leave a message. Nope. The machine was turned off. Great. So I called this afternoon, and to the Property Manager’s credit, he sent someone out as soon as I called. How do I know? I got home to a note and a very large hole in my hallway ceiling. The note just asked that I clear off the top of my fridge and the cabinet up there and they’d be back tomorrow. It looks like they’ve found the source of the leak – and hopefully it will be fixed soon, but really? I have to deal with this now?