Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The latest, standing on, er, no feet :)

Bury My Cane At Wounded Knee
The book I've been reading about arthritis emphasizes the important of exercise, so I figured that stopping off in Grand Central Terminal to take the minimum daily recommended 20-minute walk would be a good idea.  What I failed to take into account was that I was walking (a) on a stone floor (b) in boots (c) while wearing a backpack.  I ignored the discomfort, figuring that I just had sore muscles from lack of exercise, and stupidly went back for another 15-minute walk the next day.  By the following morning, it was clear even to dummy me that I'd injured my right knee.  So I compensated by switching my cane to my left hand--and promptly aggravated an old shoulder injury.  The good news is that I can still walk, and even climb stairs, albeit slowly.  The bad news is that I haven't even had time to schedule my first physical therapy appointment because I injured myself just as my office was preparing for . . .

A moving experience
Yep, what fun, sorting and packing over 30 years worth of files, etc.  That's most of what we've been doing for several weeks.  I managed to come down with a nasty cold from all the dust and stress, but soldiered into the office this past Friday anyway, because it wouldn't have been fair to let my other office-mates finish the job alone.  We knew we were officially outta there when the IT crew came and packed up our computers and phones, leaving us offline.  So the boss headed for one of our other offices, at which he frequently sees people on Friday mornings, and the three of us assistants hopped a subway to our new office.

The good news is that, because of our location in the "cubicle farm," all of us have windows.  The bad news is that we three assistants are now "planted" in a "cubicle farm."  In exchange for a nicer building, we gave up two separate rooms with three L-shaped desks for us assistants, a much larger office for the boss, tons of storage space, and a lockable door.  I'd already warned the boss that anything he gave us to keep on our desks would go straight to the scanner, because we'd no longer have room to keep piles of papers on our desks.  But I didn't realize that my now-cubicle-mate and I would be sharing one U-shaped desk--we'll have to stagger the location of our computers, lest we end up playing bumping-chairs every time one of us stands up.

Well, even our boss wasn't given a choice regarding whether to stay or move--circumstances beyond his control dictated that decision.  So we'll just have to make the best of our current location.  On the plus side, at least there are kosher restaurants within walking distance.  Yum!

Note:  This post, while "hidden" here to keep it from the top of my homepage, was actually published on Sunday, January 25, 2015.


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