I have been sitting on my rear end since Monday. First on planes, then in meetings, then in conferences for a day and a half and again in those little cigar tubes that fly and in between, sitting in cars. My rear end is sore as it can be! I need to stand up all day. But, here I am again, sitting on the floor to work on my computer. For the first time, I was using my own computer on a business trip. The company has made that available and I decided to take advantage of it. And, it was working out sooo nicely until Monday night, when I got the blue screen of death. Now, I just bought a computer about a month ago to replace the one that had a fried mother board and I bought an identical one so that I could just exchange the hard drive. Monday night, the hard drive died so I was without for the rest of the week. And wouldn't you know that I had taken movies with me to Cleveland so I'd have something to do in the evenings in the hotel room and that left me with commercial TV :-(! But, I had my knitting. Except I made a mistake in the heel of the sock I was working on and by the time I took out rows to get it back on that tiny needle, I had taken out the whole heel, so I'm back where I started. And, last night, I dropped my glasses off the bedside table and now I can't get them adjusted back right. Who knew a 2 foot drop would twist them up that way. So, it's been one thing after another...but at least I'm home.
The trip was good and it had exactly the effect it was supposed to. I'm pumped up about work again and raring to go. We heard speaker after speaker talking about what we need to do to compete in the new economy. I work for a large insurance company and between the recession and higher gas prices, we've been hit, but not as hard as some of the others, and the big guys are realizing some of the things us worker bees have known for a long time. It's not about churning through customers. It's about getting them and keeping them. They were even able to explain why I've been having so much trouble with our IT department, which is also going through some pretty significant changes, so that made me feel better (I thought they just didn't like me!)
Rob and Sydney seemed to do fine and I didn't find them living in their own filth when I got back. There wasn't even a sinkful of dirty dishes, but there was a hilarious story about them trying to make tuna salad last night and not knowing how much of anything to use (4 eggs, one small can of tuna???). But, they worked their way through it together and ended up with something they could eat. Today is meet the teacher day at Sydney's new school. I'm not sure why they'd do something like that in the middle of the day, but they did, so I'll be working and coming home and going back to work again. Fun, fun, fun!
Because I was without my computer, it's going to take a few days to catch up on your posts, but I'll be doing that over the next couple of days. Y'all take care and I'll see ya' round. Lane