I've been quiet not-on-purpose since my last post, which given the title and state of mind I was in I wonder if anyone thought I might have actually ran away. Rest assured I did not.
My boss allowed me to have my very own temp all last week, and boy did she help. I put her to work on a lot of tedious paperwork that had been piling up during my lack of free time to do it. I think it took her three days just to do that one pile. She was a big blessing and that enabled me to have a little bit smoother week. I'm told on Friday that they hired a replacement for the guy they fired, and he will be starting in two weeks. I just need to keep it together until March 23rd and hopefully he'll pick up things really quickly and can pick up the slack. If not, I might just decide to fire him myself.
I am kind of bummed that none of us got to be a part of the interview process...we didn't even get a quick introduction nor did they show him the office where he would potentially be working. I find that odd, since we're the people who have to work with him and not the guy who hired him. The guy isn't even in our same building. I just have to have faith that all will be well.
It's kind of getting springy around here, which is nice. Home improvement projects have begun. Yesterday I pulled everything out of our shed (literally) and laid it all in the back yard. Then I began adding shelving, rearranging a poorly placed sheet of pegboard, adding hooks for the ladder and weed-eater, and organizing the things that needed to go back in there. We ended up with a very large pile for the bulk pick-up trash day coming up and also filled the back end of Nick's Pathfinder with stuff that we dropped off at Goodwill. I've been taking so much stuff to Goodwill lately. I probably could have had a pretty decent garage sale, but I just lack the desire to go to all that trouble.
Now that the shed is in order, and it's as beautiful as a shed can possibly be, I am going to clean out the empty spare bedroom that has become the "junk room" in the house. We never open the door because that room is just a mess....and it's driving me crazy because I know what is lurking in there. It's time that room was presentable, or at the very least functional.
Today we're installing a new water heater because the one we currently have was installed in this house in 1981. I'm totally not kidding. It still works, but it's a disaster waiting to happen. We had the funds to take care of it, so I figure a new one is only going to help things, right?