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The Me Update

So I've been running around semi crazy for the past month.

Between not knowing if I was going to be employed at the University for a bit and then kind of getting back in and then getting another contract... whew!

Since I was kind of semi unemployed for a time I had offered to dog and house sit for my friend's parents. I'd also planned to go up to their cottage for just over a week. Then I got the casual employment thing and I was like 'yay! travelling across town to go to work!' not! Then I got the contract the next week and it was like 'yay! I can't go to the cottage for a week and a half!' not!

I'd moved myself and my pigs and cat and other stuff over to their house so I could give their whimpy dog the attention it required. This meant that instead of hoping out of my apartment and sitting on the bus for 20 minutes to go to work, I get up at 5am, grab a 40 minutes bus ride at 7am to the terminal, wait for 10 minutes and take the express. Wow! Then on the way home it's 2 40 minute bus rides! I get back here at 6pm!

I have managed to get away on the weekends (this past weekend and the weekend before). Lovely weather and I got to hang out with my friends. I slept well enough up there (better than at the house!). I feel spoiled by these guys! I get to live in their house with their central air, they're paying me and buying my food and they make the extra trip to pick me up and drive me back, and then they make me dinner!

Mynx isn't a huge fan of Owen (the dog). They've been together for a month now and he still tries to chase her around! Load the photo reel!

Oh my God it's a dog!

Hey! I see you playing your game down there!

I feel that cat watching me, but I'm not sure where she is...

Um, I'm just going to lie on the counter...

Playing my new game on Mommy's iPad

AH! It's something horrifying!!!

And something not entirely to do with house sitting but some cool sun and cloud action while on the bus leaving the terminal to get to the house...

Only a few days left of house sitting. Going to be moved back to my apartment on Saturday, then I have until Tuesday to settle in again and figure out my morning routine to making it to my 8am shift. Will probably involve taking with a 7:10am express but or 7:20am express bus... which would mean getting up sometime after 5am... Ugh! But then I can sleep in the next two weeks before doing that all over again! Hurray for rotating shifts! (See previous post about work stuff).

8 blog comments below

Now I understand why you have not been visiting lately. I will confess a bit of worry. Quite a bit on your plate with work to reboot. You single handedly cause our post count here has been extremely low for this month. laugh
I am sure Mynx, Squee & mop (I mean Eve) will be very happy to get back to their own home and you, of course. Owen will miss his sniff mate.
Beautiful sky photo.
standready on Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:19 am
Awesome post as per usual TG, and now I understand the less visits. Sounds as though you had a great time, like a holiday in its own right. Loved the Mynx and dog interactions, dog being king. Looks like a nice dog though. Really nice house.

I'm curious. Are you still employed by the University, or did you find contract work elsewhere?
deanhills on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:54 am
Owen is not the king. Mynx runs circles around him and she has the advantage of being able to jump up somewhere high.

I'm still working at the university. I didn't get one of the permanent positions. I was waaaaaaay too nervous during the interview. I did get another contract after a 2 week break in July. I'm back for at least another 8 months and hopefully I make more of an impression on campus and get either another contract or another shot at a permanent position. My supervisor said she would work with me on that because she thought, because I'd done so well on my first interview with the Univision, that this one would be just as good. I think I put a little too much pressure on myself what with everything I'd been through.

I will say I was out with my supervisor when we bumped into the Dead of Arts and Science for Humanities and he said that I was very helpful and I have great customer service skills. He talked about how I was so patient with him when he was in a terrible mood. He then emailed roughly the same thing to my manager! So awesome! I only helped him the one time when he told me to "flamethrower my iPad" Very Happy
TheGremlyn on Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 am
Nice photos... I feel sorry for the puppy. He is going to lose all his new friends. Sad
pauline123 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:46 am
Mynx is like the holy terror here. Owen will usually chase her back into my room if he sees her creeping about. She hangs around me a lot so when i'm in the kitchen she's usually up on the counter or on the table behind me or lying on the floor or stove. He hates how she'll jump up and away from him. He'll sit there whining at her and looking back at me like he thinks I should do something.
TheGremlyn on Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:03 pm
Did Mynx jump from the upstairs opening down onto the entertainment case?
Owen just wants to play.
standready on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:09 pm
That opening from the kitchen to the entertainment unit it Mynx's back door escape route when Owen tries to chase her. She also liked trying to crawl along the fireplace but she was nearly knocking stuff down when she did that. She also jumped on to an old printer sitting next to the fireplace and she was trapped. Owen stood there staring at her and she couldn't get away.
TheGremlyn on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:56 pm
Must be "that stare" Owen was giving Mynx that irritated her. Very Happy
deanhills on Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:42 am

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