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Look!  It's another attempt to post something more than memes and when something awful happens. 

The biggest change in my life is that I have an absolutely fabulous new job!  I'm now a Research Assistant at Jeffrey Slocum & Associates ( www.jslocum.com ).  It's an institutional investment advice firm; what I really like is that the focus is on non-profit clients.  Basically, I'm the admin for a research team. I do a lot of calendar stuff.  I'm also doing a lot of work on the spreadsheets they use.  The guys I work with are all wonderfully smart, but dear gods they have no sense for formatting at all!  Apparently, they're in awe of some basic formatting changes.  Look! Change the labels so you can read them!  Oooooh conditional formatting tells you when you're late!  Okay, even I was impressed with conditional data validation - fortunately, I found a website that made that spectacularly easy.  A lot of the spreadsheets they use make me itch, so I think I'll have plenty to do that way. My other big focus is on processes and documentation of such.  Less glamorous, but it is much needed, especially because we're a financial firm.  SEC audits are not fun nor glamorous. 

Fortunately, despite the fact that I haven't even been here a month, the new job has been fabulous about flexible hours and bereavement leave and my brain being mush for a while.  I would not have gotten that at the old job.

Last night I finally hit the wall and totally melted down. 

[personal profile] lthomas987was fabulous and fed me and took care of me.  I'd kind of been wondering when that would happen.  

Not a ton of excitement, but tonight [profile] wiredferretcomes to visit!  I'm really looking forward to dinner and stuff tonight.  It will be very good to see her.  I owe her big thanks for letting me debrief to her every night on the way home from the hospital.  Poor LT didn't need to be awoken at 12:30 am so I could tell her all about it. 

Yay!  A real entry!

 

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Date: 2007-10-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shylabrat.livejournal.com
Congrats on the new employment!

*hugs* Do call if you need a new set of rant/melt down ears.

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Date: 2007-10-19 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toadnae.livejournal.com
I'll likely take you up on that offer! Drop me an email and refresh my memory of your schedule - I'm never quite sure when its okay to call.

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Date: 2007-10-20 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shylabrat.livejournal.com
Will do. Is the gmail address I have the best way to get ahold of you?

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Date: 2007-10-22 11:54 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2007-10-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalmn.livejournal.com
yay more toadposts!

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Date: 2007-10-18 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] talkswithwind
Huh. A friend of mine used to work there, and may yet still... lost track. Glad to hear you're fitting in well!

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Date: 2007-10-19 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toadnae.livejournal.com
Drop me an email with a name - there's only 75 of us. :)

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Date: 2007-10-19 02:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] talkswithwind
Sent!

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Date: 2007-10-19 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashcake.livejournal.com
It's aliiiiive!

Sometime you'll have to come visit. We have yarn stores. We also have friends who have never bought a used car before, and will need to. You could probably maintain our sewing machines, and if you're really lucky, we'll let you pack some boxes!

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Date: 2007-10-19 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toadnae.livejournal.com
We're working on it. I have vague hopes of Thanksgiving, but we'll see how that goes. One of the few downsides to the beagle boys is that if both of us leave town, that tacks a fair amount on for the kennel. On the upside, our kennel is fabulous, and the boys love going there.

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Date: 2007-10-19 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashcake.livejournal.com
That would be splendiferous. Findng a good kennel is hard. However, finding a kennel the boys love to visit means you've found one. :)

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Date: 2007-10-19 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nancymcc.livejournal.com
It sounds like you held a stiff upper lip and were extraordinarily competent when your family needed you (despite your own grief). It is good (healthy? appropriate? earned?) to follow that with collapsing into a heap -- because you're letting go and letting other people comfort you, listen to you, and EVEN help with practical matters.

Because we want you to be taken good care of. I wish I could be there to help. But your posts give us distant friends a chance to offer support. Thank you!

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