leaving soon  

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm flying out on Thursday evening for Dragon Con and I can't wait. Even if I do have to dial into a conference call on Friday and even if I do have to be on call Friday night, it's going to be a great vacation. I can't wait to see Jantis and Winterfleur!

The week isn't exactly zooming by, but yesterday went pretty quickly. Today I'm waiting on a server migration and I can't seem to find the people who are working on it in order to get a status. It's a bit frustatrating because I can't leave until this is done or at least until the application team is satisfied.

Server migrations have been hellish lately. Last Thursday I was up until 6 AM on one and then got woken up at 8 AM by a call (not an important call, mind you.. I should have left the phone in the living room) and then I was up all day fighting through getting another migration ready. It didn't work out, hence being on call while I'm on vacation.

The only thing I'm going to miss is seeing Matt. He's staying home while I'm going away. He's been working an extraordinary amount of hours (12 hours 6 days a week) and it's been pretty bad. He thinks this might go on until the end of October, which would be far too long. I miss him and I feel so bad he has so little free time.

The weather has been nice, high seventies, today and yesterday. The showers have passed and the grass is getting green again. I hope it doesn't take 3 months to have a good rain (if a tad overkill) again.

The house is mostly moved out of. I'm going by today to clean out more things. All of the furniture is out and all that's left is odds and ends in the bathroom and kitchen, mantle and other shelves. I've hired someone to help with the cleaning. Matt and I haven't been able to do much with our work hours. Hopefully, I can show it to a realtor next week when I'm back from vacation. Hopefully it'll be on the market shortly after that. It all depends on how much I get done today and whether it looks good enough to show next week.

I like our apartment, even if it is small. The location is definitely better and it's so much easier to clean a few rooms rather than an entire house. I almost dread looking for a new place to live in a few months. It will be nice to have a bit more space again though.

And, well, I'm just rambling now.

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4 comments: to “ leaving soon

  • Jantis
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 1:57:00 PM CDT  

    We're looking forward to seeing you, too! Sorry I'll be a little later, but I think picking up Trev myself was the best choice.

    I'll see you Friday. Woot!

    Bring some meat pie...

  • ordinarygirl
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 1:59:00 PM CDT  

    That was fast! Are you as bored as I am today?

  • Jantis
    Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 10:03:00 AM CDT  

    I probably just got lucky and checked just after you posted. This week has sucked in terms of work - not because it is busy but because we're prepping for next month being hell-month. And with the long weekend coming up, nobody wants to really think about next month.

  • ordinarygirl
    Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 10:32:00 AM CDT  

    I have unbelievable short timers syndrome today. I can't wait to get out of here. I'm leaving at lunch and not coming back. I had intended to work until at least 3:00, but I know if I do then I'll just end up being late getting to the airport.

    It's been a tough week of issue after issue. I've been trying to work through them, but it's been difficult to get anyone to work on them. One of my bosses is going to take some of the issues and work on them while I'm out. She's wonderful. My other boss is just about useless I'm finding (new boss).

    Oh well, I'm not going to be worrying about any of that in about an hour. Except the call I agreed to call into on Friday. What was I thinking.


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