Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I {heart} Denver!

Well, I'm just about settled in my apartment. I have a few things to get and more things to put away and some pictures to hang on the walls, but I'm comfortable here. Sister has been a big help too - doesn't hurt she lives 2 blocks away! I will post pictures soon, for those wanting to see how I'm living. I love my apartment and my neighborhood and my drive to work is easy. I also scouted out a few bike routes to/from work, so next week I'll start bike commuting while the weather is still great.

Work. Well, I am actually really excited about my job, which, I didn't think I'd ever say about any job. There are 'big kid' rules, like a flexible schedule - as long as I put in a certain number of hours in a month I have the option to take a day or a few hours to take care of things during business hours. And really, working only 40 hours a week is not what I'm used to! I have a lot of responsibility - a large team and a sh*tton of equipment they maintain. Everyone has been very welcoming. I didn't realize until actually coming to work how big a deal it was for them to hire me for this position. This level management normally comes from within the company - and for them to offer me this position adds a bit of pressure (just a little). I can tell the expectations are high. There is still a lot for me to learn concerning the program and getting accustomed to the culture, but I know where my strengths lie and I'm confident I'll do just fine.

Thanks everyone for the support!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Incline Makes the NYT

A friend sent me this link...


Monday, August 4, 2008

Crazy Crazy Month.

I've been back in Colorado almost a week now and I've been running around like crazy since.

I accepted a job with Big Defense Contractor and tentatively start on August 11th (for you military/former military just so you know, it took a moment's thought to NOT type 11 AUG). I found an apartment just 2 blocks from Sister, 1.5 blocks from a very very nice park, 2 blocks from both a King Soopers AND a Whole Foods, oh an about 15 miles to work...

I'm sad that my summer o' fun is about to end, but anxiously anticipating starting this next part of my life.

I'll email my new address shortly. Phone number will stay the same (for now).