Its Saturday morning here. I’ve been on the new project for a week now. Feels more like a month. I always wonder what the predecessor did/did not do but one factor is that he was let go after I was on the account for a week. After seeing some of the work I can understand. It seems like some people are great at the mechanics of doing the PM thing. They can compile meeting minutes, build obtuse and complicated project plans, host never-ending and no purpose meetings. Anyways, a friend from my other account remarked that’s the reason they brought me on the account. I guess that makes me feel better.
I’ve been reviewing all my online accounts for any bleeding and whether they need password changes. Google got it after reading that they had patched their services. I also changed a bunch of others. I use LastPass to help manage things and this was ideal to create new passwords with the characters and types required.
I heard that some friends from Chennai and the Cel India days have gotten their Visas and will be heading this way. My friend Dinesh has not and will be delayed some months. Hopefully his Singapore work visa will correspond. He is here now working in the Fremont office so we get together every so often for dinner. My daughter really enjoys meeting the folks I worked with. I still regard the years at Celestix to be among the best and then the worst. That’s the way work is though.
Now its my Saturday and I have no OT approved for the project so I don’t work at all over my assigned 40 per week. I ended walking here yesterday for my long walk day. Fitbit says I walked 11,757 steps and tracked 5.24 miles and I was gone for 104 minutes. Now this is what I’m talking about gang! Finally back after moving to my walking. My legs are still tired today. In a new neighborhood, my Google Nexus 5 and Google Maps rule! I can make changes en route and figure what if scenarios for the walk with the real-time GPS tracking.
I’ve been living in the house for a few months now and its good. The house where the kids live is not good. I was slowly being driven crazy and the level of happiness was down in the gutter. I felt taken advantage of, used up. Now I wake up with my bubble of a room, my Chromecast, my chromebook. I have what I want each day. I can have solitude and its respected. I can go out with a friend here and that’s good. The lesson I learned in all this is that the final etcha sketch lines take much more enthusiastic erasing to get rid of or at least deal with.
Go forth and make it a good day. I will be going for donuts this morning I think. Krispy Kreme is callin’ my name!