It is winter and not as much happens, thus nothing to write. Plus, now that I have taken a step back from blogging for a bit it does get harder to make myself sit and write. So, since I may jump around a bit we'll make it a This and Thats post!
- I've accepted my third promotion in about as many years. Tomorrow I start in my new department, higher in rank and money though not much of either. Still, this department has a whole lot more potential than the department I was in. I will have adjustments to make, like I will have a later schedule and I'll be changing buildings again. I'll be back in the building I first worked in for years, so there will be a lot of familiar faces - whether I like that or not.
- And of course on the eve of my new job I get sick. After work on Friday, my wife and I went out for bit before coming home and ordering out dinner. Sometime during the course of the evening the back of my sinuses gave me that feeling and sure enough, when I got up on Saturday I felt terrible and it only got worse the longer I was awake. I only feel slightly better today, still very ill. I can only hope for a miraculous recovery for tomorrow morning or it will probably be a difficult week in training.
- For good news, we went out a couple of weeks ago and bought a new bed and it finally got delivered yesterday. Our old bed had been worn out for quite some time. Nyquil, Sudafed and a new mattress helped me sleep okay last night. We also bought a couple new comforters for the new bed and we will also have to buy some more sheets to fit, this bed us much taller than the last.
- My thoughts lately have turned to spring, and taking a week off with nicer weather. I feel the need for a vacation very soon and I have projects I would like to work on. But sawing and painting is best done outside in the driveway or garage. It's way too cold for that these days. I still have some designing to do but the final design is always just how it ends up, not always the idea I started with. I like creating as I go so only general plans are usually needed until I start sawing things.
- We still have all the snow from a week ago, piled up everywhere. Temps the last couple days have started it melting but we know it is not over yet. At about 27 inches we're about six inches under our average for this date. There's still plenty of time for mother nature to wallop us again. I don't know what Jimmy the goundhog - the local celebrity for the holiday - told the mayor of Sun Prairie but he seemed adamant about it. The local 'hog's bite made news around the world.