9 hours ago
I promise this is the last time I will complain about the construction going on in my office suite. In fact I won't mention it here again until it is completed, whenever that might be. So I had a lovely weekend. I already documented Saturday and Sunday was nice as well. I gorged myself on ham and the most amazing brisket my brother in law made, ate too much candy, and relaxed with the in laws. My chest cold of 3 weeks was practically gone, or so I thought. I go to work today, a cold and drizzly day with layer upon layer of dust, soot, and drywall everywhere. Everyone was like "oh you're feeling better finally" and then 2 hours into the day I was hacking up a lung again. Then the banging started which I really can't complain about since at least they were making some progress finally but my head was pounding by hour 4. To top it off it was the opening day of Fall registration, which means an onslaught of students. I will say that that the students were all pretty prepared today. Usually the ones who make it in on day 1 are the eager and organized but still it was a lot of walking around the maze of the office, finding files, and counselors getting in each others way.
I brought my camera on Friday to document the chaos. As my colleague said, at least we'll have proof if we all get emphysema. The shot above is the view from straight ahead of my office as I was standing in my doorway. The other view is the pile of stuff that has been sitting in the middle of my side of the suite for the past 3 weeks. Every day they bring more supplies in but they never actually finish anything so the pile keeps getting bigger. It's been almost 2 months now and they are supposed to be done by May 1 or they lose some $$ so hopefully things will start to pick up. I really am getting sick of hearing myself complain about it but I can't seem to stop. I will stop venting now and I promise to return to your regularly scheduled crafty blog tomorrow.