April 1, 2019: Chocolates, Gutters, Onboarding

Monday. A very busy day. We started the day with a long meeting about a potential project in Wisconsin. Getting started on the day was slow going, just so much to do this morning. We are onboarding a new engineer, but I was so busy that I wasn’t able to be involved with that at all. Thank goodness that the team is bigger now and there are other people to handle that stuff. The team is starting to be self training. I’ve been waiting for a day like this!

I did almost zero technical support today. Today was all team and account support. Around lunch time we got a surprise knock on the door and an Edible Arrangement was delivered for me! A thank you from an IT Pro that I helped out last week from MangoLassi. A box of chocolate covered bananas, apples, and strawberries. We all dug in. Edible Arrangements always makes the most delicious stuff.

Edible Arrangement

The chocolate was delicious. Everyone really liked it. I called the girls out to have some as well.

Liesl and Luciana Enjoying their Edible Arrangement Fruit

We had the house evaluated for gutters today. We are having them replaced tomorrow at some point. This will be nice. Hopefully this means that the atrium will not continue to flood. And hopefully many fewer mosquitoes this year with their habitat removed. Once the gutters are done, we can do things like paint in the atrium as well. There is a lot of work that needs to be done.

My afternoon continued to be extremely busy. It was so busy, in fact, that I worked until eight this evening without even realizing it.

Dominica made dinner, which I had to eat at my desk tonight. Zoodles with dried tomatoes.

The girls played video games much of the day. Luciana had discovered Cateau last night and asked if we could get it on Steam. It was a free game, so we got it this morning and the girls played it for a while. It is loaded with reading and hard words, so we figured that it was good for them. On the Steam sale today was Queen’s Quest 2 which is the sequel to a game that Luciana has been enjoying, so I got it for her as the discount was very good.

Liesl asked for a BLT again tonight. She loves that I make them for her all of the time now. Having a continuous supply of tomatoes is a huge deal for her.

We watched more of Once Upon a Time before bed.