Friday, March 06, 2015

New cat and a change of workplace

   I am now the new minion of a calico girl named Gratuity, Tip for short. The name is from one of my favorite young readers book. [In fact it is being made into a movie to be released next summer.]
   My new girl is less than 6 months old. She was found in the backyard of a good friend, who with the aid of my DS may it impossible for me not to take her into my life.
   The new workplace is due to the fact that my library system has determined to laterally transfer me. Unfortunately this will mean that I will no longer be working at the beautiful building I was so proud of being contacted with. I am being moved to a  department that I actually interview with not that long ago. I had been rejected. What really makes me anxious it that I wonder if any case was may for me to stay at my current place. But that is neither here or there,  the change over will take place before the end of March. Due to staffing needs I have been warned that my evening and Saturday hours will stay in place.
   I am taking this change as a start of new direction. I still have a full time job with insurance and have been told that my work is meeting acceptable standards.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sadness continues

Even after some many months I am still heartbroken.
Coming home is not pleasant.  Although I try to not focus on missing her, I find myself weeping at the drop of a hat.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Sad news and future possibilites

Regretfully I must note the passage of Katrina (the Cat of cats). After 14 years on this earthly plane she departed to an alternate realm. I was blessed to have her company for 10 years.

Coming home to an empty apartment has been heart wrenching. Yet I can not envision bringing home another cat any time soon. 
On a completely different front I have submitted an application an have been interviewed for a position with HPL's cataloging department. Given the general pace of city actions I do not expect to have any news for about 2 to 3 weeks. It would be nice though as I would not have to work evenings or Saturdays and only the occasional reference shift. No increase in salary, it would be a lateral transfer.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Purlpaw's wild ride

Sine I am now a full-time employee I am commuting via metro most work days. 

My trips into and back from downtown are a challenge. I catch the bus right by my apartment and usually take that line to a transfer station to get on the rail going downtown. It’s then a 10 to 15 minute walk (on a good day) in the tunnels coming up just across the street from the archive. My hours are usually 9 to 6. At 6 I walk above ground to the rail station. Reversing my morning route. 

At present the trip home is worst since it gets dark so early during winter. Weather will also add to the delights of commuting from time to time. In a future entry I’ll explains what happens when I work late on Wednesdays or have Saturday duties.

The last week or so I have been so worn out with the commute. I get a bit nervous around some of the people I travel with. especially those by the rail station. I hear a lot of what was referred to as ‘street language’ by my family, as well as public spitting, and rather alarming behavior. I am hoping that once I get an eye problem cleared up I might be more comfortable driving into work. But for now I just repeat the mantra – “I have a job, I have a job” – and turn up my radio. (FYI - too much bumping about to safely knit on the bus)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Back in the saddle

Stated my new job with HPL this week. I am the special collection archivist at HMRC. I would never have pictured myself here when I began my career.
  It is slightly overwhelming to be in library & to realize what big shoes I have to fill. I only hope I will be able to get up to speed quickly while not messing up in any major way.
I am inserting a few photos of the public area (The Texas Room), and my new work space.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Knitting time out

Well the cardinal hat may be my only FO in October.
Last Thursday gravity won the day & I now have a broken radius.
For the next 5 to 6 weeks I will be sporting a bright pink arm cast.
Life goes on.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Cardinal hat

Since I had to spend most of the day Thursday in hard chairs waiting for my car to be repaired, I actually got a knitting project finished.  It's a hat for a young lady who is now a college freshman in a region that truly has a winter. 

The college's colors are red and black. I have enough of the fuzzy  yarn left to trim a matching scarf.