Friday, November 07, 2008

Look What I Got!

My birthday was last week and I was treated to some really wonderful presents. Firstly, I was lucky enough to actually have it snow on my birthday. I don’t think it’s ever snowed so early here in NJ. Naturally Bezzie said if there wasn’t snow on the ground by Halloween when she was a kid, it was unusual. I’d expect so in Alaska – sheesh!

I totally stole this picture of the snow from Shannonknits (on Plurk) or Midnight 2 Sticks (on Ravelry). She lives about 15 – 20 miles from me, and I know we both got hit pretty good with the storm.

I now work one day a week at one of our project sites, which is where I was on my birthday. It didn’t snow there, but it did rain buckets and we had thunder and lightening. By the time I got home all the snow was gone so I never got a picture of it. It was worth commemorating I thought.

Onto the present I got from Cmdr K. I don’t’ know if I mentioned, but he is a neat freak and really handy with the DIY stuff around the house. He’s done some minor repairs for me which has been awesome. Oh, and he’s a really good cook. A couple of months ago, he was cooking me dinner and he was amazed at the low water pressure coming out of the kitchen faucet. He went to get my tool box and he took the whole thing apart and determined that it was the actual arm of the unit where the water comes out.

Yes – that’s the technical term.

I have one of those faucets that incorporates the sprayer into the arm unit thingy and Cmdr K decided the arm unit thingy had gunk (another technical term) in it and that’s why the pressure was low.

You know where this is going don’t you?

So here it is, my birthday present from my non-BF:

It still isn’t installed but hopefully it will be soon.

When I got back into the office on Wednesday after my birthday, I discovered the BEST PRESENT EVER was waiting for me. As you know from my previous posts I work for small, petty people. Not a week goes by that there isn’t some dig at me and my work. Anyway, the other admin who I don’t report to came over to my cube to wish me a happy birthday and asked me (in a very hush-hush voice) if I had heard the news. No I hadn’t.

My Boss gave his two + weeks notice. As if that wasn’t enough, the admin I report to decided to retire. She'll still be around for a couple of months or so, working through a temp agency so she can train the person who is replacing her. I believe one of those days is the day I spend at the offsite office. I'll only have to deal with her for one day a week! I'm so happy!

I told my Mom that I got the BEST PRESENT EVER and she said:

"You mean besides the faucet?"


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Karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

turtlegirl76 said...

YAY! It's like Christmas and Birthday all rolled into one! That's awesome! Hopefully this means a much better work environment for you. =)

Bezzie said...

Hee hee...was it your imaginary friend that told you the news? ;0)

Roberta Lipp said...

That is such amazing news; how exciting that so much might turn around!

And boys? = stupid.



Kim said...

wooo hooo! Congrats on the fantastic gifts. PLUS, you waited them out which is doubly good.

Happy Birthday!

KathyInStitches said...

Happy belated birthday!!!
and cool news about work :)

mucho hugs-