Saturday, May 19, 2012
One week down...
Being that he's in a different department from me, in a different building waaaaay across the parking lot--I think it's a good set-up. I drop him off in the morning and pick him up at the end of the day. If the weather is nice, he comes over for lunch and we sit at the picnic table outside of my building.
It's nice to have his company for the harried commute each day and I really like that we get a chance to talk a little bit. Okay, so we talk about work and stuff, but it's nice to have him physically here to talk to. Telephones and computer screens are no substitute for having your sonny boy next to you--in person. I miss that part now that he is so far away for 8 months out of the year.
It's sweet to come around the corner from getting your coffee and see his face there--stopping in our office for some official IT business. And it catches me by surprise every time. It's a nice surprise.
I like the silly stuff--comparing notes on this person or that one, watching the cats in the parking lot and wondering what happened to all of the kittens, and discussing the merits of having a free lunch each day. It's odd to have dinner conversations at home and actually have someone there who knows what the heck you are talking about.
And while I like having him there with me 3 days a week, it's gonna make saying good-bye at the end of summer harder than ever.