Thursday, August 9, 2012

working girl again

And as fast as I flew down the highway from Tucson, through New Mexico towards Texas ... I was back in school, at work again in the same amount of time.  Yes, my summer was cut quite short.

But, I have a new job.  A different job.  In a different city, different county, even.  I have my own office, my own post it notes and even my own pen.  I have my own phone, too.  And it rings off the hook.

I'd like to say I have my own air conditioner, too... but I can't quite say that yet.  Oh there's a box on the wall that just may blow air someday, but it sure ain't doin' that yet.  I'm told that the air is off during the summer.  So even my a/c knows that it's still summer.  School starts up on the 27th of August.  Does that mean that my a/c won't figure out how to turn itself on until then?  Yikes.

Because it was a mild (not) 88 degrees in my office today, I propped open the door and tried to get my stifling hot air to head out into the hallway.  I hoped and hoped that some of the cool (?) 79 degree air would find its way into my office.  It did not.

So I sat on the floor and tried to work.  I figured that heat rises, so what could it hurt?  And you know what?  I'm not so sure that heat actually does rise.  I think I've been lied to all these years.  It was just as hot on the floor as it was on the ceiling.... not that I was up on the ceiling or anything. 

So, when 4:00 rolled around, I bolted out of there.  Or at least I started to.  The a/c box on the wall caught my eye and I decided to try once more to get that thing to work.  And you know what?  At 4:05 I suddenly saw the ON button.


I set the temperature for 65 degrees.  I figured I'd give the thing all night to cool the office down.  And since I have now realized that 65 is a bit on the cool side, I've got my heater ready to go for tomorrow morning.

Some people just can't be pleased.

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