Hi fellow spineys.
I've had a few PMs from members because I haven't been on and posting as much as I had been in the past, even as recently as two weeks ago, so I wanted to take the time to check in and update you all.
As most of you know, I've started a new job and I'm still trying to get used to the new schedule, routine and how to utilize my time the best, so please bear with me as I adjust to my new life.
The job is going well and my new boss told me that I was chosen because they know I have the skill, knowledge and desire to make big changes in the Copy Center that I'm running. They want changes - new processes, new machines, new capabilities and in addition I have all the work to do. So presently, with the person I'm replacing still there, I'm learning what jobs come in, what we do with them, my role in the company, etc. I'm lucky that I still know a lot of the people there, even though I worked there over 10 years ago, and have been welcomed heartily. I'm considered a "retread" - someone who comes back to work after leaving years ago.
Physically, my body is also getting used to the new stuff. We've had a lot of cold and snow, so in addition to putting my body through new regimens and stesses, the driving twice a day in the bad weather and the cold is taking its toll. I haven't had to do a lot of lifting (yay), and I'm very lucky that I'm able sit, stand and walk in varying degrees throughout the day. I do have half-day company meetings coming up and we'll see how that goes, but usually standing is the worst for me.
So, that's basically the long and short of it. I apologize that I haven't been on much to help others as I have in the past, but know that I'm thinking of you and that I'll be back on a regular basis when I get this routine down.
Take care my friends, and know that all is well with me and I'm hoping that you all are continuing to find the help you need with each other as is always the case here. This forum is full of friendships and understanding, the kind you can't find anywhere else, and I'll always continue to be a part of it.