Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tomorrow is moving day!!!

The boxes are (almost) packed, the papers are signed and tomorrow we will be getting the keys to our new home! I am so excited!! After all of the really awful experiences I have had over the last few years with renting, I am so glad that we are no longer renting. Buying a home was definitly an interesting experience. There were a lot of ups and downs, nervous and happy moments.

I am so happy to be leaving the ghetto behind. I think, in fact, that I can altogether avoid the entire north-central part of Edmonton for the rest of forever. I wouldn't mind not ever having to come back to this part of town. Maybe I will even start liking Edmonton again. If I can just make myself forget about what Edmonton is really like...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Honestly Now...

...people need to do their jobs properly.

I would say more, but that might lead to backlash and at the current moment I can't take backlash. Maybe I'll elaborate later on, but don't hold your breath because I will probably forget about elaborating by tomorrow.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Some days at work I am absolutely amazed and sickened by the samples that I process. The water and "soil" samples that I process from things like refineries are gross. I mean how could a sample labeled "sump sludge" not make an environmentalist's stomach turn? This is stuff that humans are producing on a daily basis and its just there, there really isn't a whole lot that you can do about it once you produce it. Are gigantic trucks and 5000 sq. ft. homes really worth it?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No more renting and bye bye sat paste

Two very exciting things have happened in the last week.

First, a couple of weeks ago Jon and I put an offer in on a condo. Our offer was excepted and on Friday we signed the papers for our mortgage!! I am so super excited:) Our possession date is Nov. 28. I can't wait to not be renting.

Second, I have been moved to a new group at work. I am now working on one of the PC Titrators. I will be pH and EC testing for soil and pH, EC, alkalinity and fluoride testing for water. I started training yesterday. I am excited about this because the titrator is mine. I am the only one who will be responsible for my titrator and all of the samples that are given my test codes, whereas in my old group there were 10 of us who were responsible for the samples we were given. Also, I get to work Monday to Friday! No more weekends!