September 4th, 2020

Feel like I've been working FOREVER

Yesterday I spent nearly five hours configuring my tech for my new job and feeling sorry for so many of the others who I could hear talking to support and doing it and not even having the clue that I have.  

At one point I was setting up a remote phone connection with my PC through a service installed on a virtual desktop through a secure VPN portal while working with a tech using Cisco Webex and calling his cell phone.  That is using maybe 10 or so different technologies at once.  And it worked.  First time.  

That was only one piece and there were maybe 15 more similar pieces each with a 15 digit password and half with a different user name.  Three different email addresses and I've got a separate computer since I kind of want to be able to contact the outside world while I'm doing this.  So I've got my Surface PC behind me on a portable table.

And once all this is completed, which it is now, I've got a dozen modules of training.  That sounds like a lot but I took the first three 'tests' without much looking at the training and so far have missed two questions.  "True or False, one of the advantages of being a consultant is being able to change your own schedule."   Can't wait to get to the part where we learn how to be nice to customers.

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Domestic morning

It is raining (he says as if that is a routing occurrence) and a cool 73 degrees this morning.  I'm hoping that if I take if for granted it will keep it up and we'll just forget the dog days of September.  

Rather than do my studies on my new almost a job I decided to clean up by vacuuming and using my new steam mop.  No end to the excitement in my life.  The steam mop (recommended by runeshower ) is just perfect for our kitchen and living room area.  We have ceramic, non destructible, nearly impossible to see dirt tile.  I love it but I know it needs to be cleaned but I hate mopping.  This steam mop has so many pluses and no minuses that I can find.  It cleans without soap by injecting steam into the cloth mop head.  So, no soap to clean up but with the steam a really good clean.  This is the second time I've used it so I've kind of caught up with the dirt now and it is pretty clean already.  But put distilled water in, plug it in, mop as you would normally but the water evaporates immediately since it is steam so it is dry in seconds.  Pull off the cloth head and throw it into the washer for next time.  Sooo easy.  And I'm so virtuous.

Between that and my battery powered Dyson vacuum I'm all about cleaning.  I do in minutes what used to take nearly an hour and a lot more energy.  And I've got shopping to do before settling in for afternoon tennis.


138 days to inauguration