Tomorrow starts the first full week of work since we got back from WorldCon. You can imagine how thrilled I am at this idea.
When we come back from this trip, I am always astounded at how early it gets dark in the evenings now. And even though we are still in August, to paraphrase a song, acorns keep falling on my head. The trees are starting to get ready for the impending winter already. Damn.
On the plus side, once the holiday weekend coming up goes by, the tourists will diminish in increasing amounts until I will be able to walk my dog anywhere with impunity once again. I will enjoy that.
Speaking of the dog, I have to thank Steve for telling Charlene via some social media that he has made his dogs vomit in the past by giving them hydrogen peroxide. I had to use that very solution the other night because the dog swallowed some pot roast string, and that could have caused definite complications for him if we had not done something about it. At the minimum, he saved us a trip to an emergency clinic. The dog is fine, now.
With regards to my family, no news is good news, so nothing to report on that front.
We are caught up with all of the housework finally that results from being away for a week and a half. The laundry, groceries, house cleaning, et cetera. That never goes away; the best you can hope for is to find the most efficient way of doing it.
Getting a decent amount of reading done; this might be a banner year for me, comparatively speaking, in that regard. Not compared to some of the people on here, of course. But I am happy to be able to be doing it. Now if that lottery win can come through.
The entire health care organization that I work for is updating the system wide software and database that we use. The current program, some of you may remember, has a copyright date of 1989.
There are two parts to the new software that was chosen; the clinical side and the administrative. The clinical side deals with all of the patient-related information in all ways. The administrative side is the clerical end of it.
In November, January, and March, the organization will be sending employees to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend week-long seminars on how to use the software, and tell the company that deals in the software how we want it to interface with what we actually do, and what we want to be able to do.
Unless something changes, the director of Materials Management, my boss, is going to have me go and attend these seminars, so that I can then train all of my co-workers and the people in the department who train everyone else.
I hate flying, but I am not stupid enough to let something like that interfere with a business and learning opportunity like this one.
The irony of going to the place where next year’s WorldCon is going to be held on business is not lost on me.