What? Another week? Already? Drat, I don’t really have much to talk about, nothing nearly as interesting as the excitement from last week!
Well first off we got a new roommate so back to three in the room. He is a pretty cool guy and we all seem to get along fairly well so no real complaints. I’m getting used to the bottom bunk, we have it setup with a blanket over the side that opens into the room and a walll locker at the foot, the head and other side are against walls so when I close the curtain I have my own little space complete with a small light and a fan which is pretty nice. Also it is a lot darker at night which is nice as I like it dark, however I will admit that it is much easier to get up in the morning with some light, I need to get one of those alarm clocks that slowly turns on the lights before/as you’re waking up. Well not here and I guess I don’t really need it at home but anyway.
I found a kite this week! That was somewhat exciting, there I was just walking along and a lonely kite was sitting on the ground. Of course I gathered it up along with the string that was attached to it. I have it hanging on the wall up in the office now, not sure what I want to do with it as it probably wouldn’t survive the trip home, it is just made out of tissue paper and bamboo. The string is neat, I think it starts out as normal fishing line but then is covered with something. Kite fighting is a popular sport around these parts and for that you cover the string with ground up glass as I understand it and I guess that is what it could be as the string really just feels like sandpaper if you run it between your fingers but honestly I was expecting a little more. Then again I guess when it is under tension it might work pretty well? I don’t really know the details of kite fighting.
Actually I found two kites this week, I found a second one which was larger than the first dangling off the side of one of the buildings here but decided to leave it for someone else since I couldn’t even figure out what to do with one kite.
Work has been going ok. I haven’t been super busy. The boss got back from a trip he was on last weekend. While I like working for him it was kind of cool it have him out of the office if only because then I got to do more and I felt a little more important. He also has me working on getting a review of my deployment worked up so I can update it and not have to create it all from memory once I get home. It’s not a bad idea and I’m sort of glad he is making me do it cause I probably wouldn’t be doing it ahead of time if he wasn’t. Of course I’ll have more to add once I’m done but I have a good chunk of it done. He wanted to look over it the other day which was fine and then we had a conversation about it. First off I’m a bit blunt in it and tried to write it honestly and truthfully since I think there are some things that need fixing and improvement. I think I was pretty fair about it as I listed the good things too and how I would recommend improving the things I thought needed improvement. Anyway he read it and I was expecting him to want to discuss some of the things I wrote and my suggestions a bit more be he seemed pretty pleased with it and while we talked about it some the conversation wasn’t about the parts I thought it would be about. He disagreed with some of the assessments I made about the job and how I fit it, plus he seems to think I’m doing a good job at my job which was nice to hear, who doesn’t want their boss to think they do a good job. I still feel like I could be doing a lot more. This experience really could be a stepping stone to other things once I get back, but I’m not sure if I want it to be, at least not yet.
Ehh If nothing else I got some kick ass pictures!