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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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