Monday, August 22, 2005
IT'S DONE! The patio is finally done. I layed the last of the cobbles this weekend and spread the sand to secure them nice and tight. Now I can start focusing more on the landscaping and getting the fountain installed. That fountain weighs a freakin' ton, so I'm gonna have to start looking for a small third world nation to conquer and make slaves out of just to move it into place. With Nick's back problems as they are, (no improvement to report) there's no way I can pull it off by myself. It does feel good to look out there and see it completed. I'm eager to get the landscaping figured out.
Sunday, the General Manager of the nursery announced my impending return to full time status to the staff. It's no longer a secret thank god. It was killing me, because everyone is always asking me if I'm going to come back or a status on my current position. Word spread pretty quickly and there were several hugs received. There is just nothing like being wanted at a place of employment to make you feel good about your job. The fact that I love what I do is so gratifying, but then to be liked and like those that you work with as well, that just never happens. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity. On top of that, the nursery is going through renovation and now I get to be there and participate in the new designs and building. Over the course of the next year or so we will have a brand new store and a new nursery area. I'm just so excited about it all. Now I just need to hurry up and finish this week and half of next week here at the cubicle. (sigh)
Nick will be seeing the neurosurgeon this week to review and compare his MRI's from last week. The thing we worry about most is that the condition has worsened since last time. Nick is nervous because the effects are so distinct and not improving. We just hope to have him walking normally by the time we leave for San Diego on the 10th. He's not going to like sitting at the condo alone while I'm off sight seeing and having fun. Nope, that will definitely make him one cranky S.O.B. for sure.
This week will have me transitioning work responsibilities over to my three co-workers, cleaning up my intranet directories, packing up my personal belongings, taking long lunches and frequent breaks and trying to survive the anxiety of just getting out of Dodge. During all that, I plan on blogging and visiting blogs as much as possible too.
That's all I've got for now, god how I hate Mondays. I'm Greenie, and this has been your Greenie update. Ciao'!