June 13, 2006

Hi! Did ya miss me?

Yes, I made it home just fine. In fact we were one of the last flights to get out with no delay at all.

But you have to know, being me, there was a bit of adventure involved.

Landed at O'hare 20 minutes early and started the difficult process of actually located my car. Can I tell you how much I hate parking at O'hare. And yes, I wrote down what floor, what section and what aisle. It didn't help.

FINALLY got everything loaded into an already full Maggie May. (She was loaded down with what I couldn't fit into the storage unit. Yes, I look like a traveling bag lady.) Get on the road and head into Chicago.

I had reserved a motel room for that night. I was afraid if the plane was late or there were any issues I'd have a hard time gettin' to work the next day, and I wanted to put my best foot forward on my first day at the new job.

Pulled into the motel and thought to myself - Self. I bet they rent rooms by the hour here. THIS should be interesting.

Got checked in and they gave me my key. Went to room 105, just like the paperwork said. Slid the key through the reader and opened the door. To find a man dressed only in a towel standing at the sink.

I have no idea what HIS reaction was. I slammed the door so fast, there was no tellin.

Went back to the front desk and explained when I said SMOKING room I didn't mean Smokin' room. Yeah, not so much.

Got settled into a different room and was so damned nervous I locked every available lock and piled my luggage in front of the door. I then proceeded to lay down on the bed and sleep - in my clothes. Yeah, nice place.

The job? ROCKS! They are so happy to have me. Everyone is being nice and helpful. It's 100% different than the last job. I gots me an office and it's already decorated. We'll be moving to a fancy new place in October, but meanwhile, this suites me just fine.

I'm stayin' at Harvey & TNT's place until I can get into the apartment. (Ain't they super sweet to me?) It's kinda cool comin' home and someone wantin' to know about my day. It's even cooler to have something to tell them.

Anyway - that's a quick (for me) update. I'll eventually settle into a blogging routine - but meanwhile, just bear with me.

I miss y'all terribly, but things are getting there. It's all looking better every day.

Posted by Tammi at June 13, 2006 08:06 PM | TrackBack


Simply Awesome!!

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 13, 2006 08:20 PM

Thank GOD you are OK. I was really worried!

Harvey and TNT are two of the most awesome people I have ever met! So glad they are helping you out right now.

Posted by: ktreva at June 13, 2006 09:06 PM

Good for you!!!

Posted by: Pam at June 13, 2006 09:21 PM

Welcome back home. Now go knock their socks off at work.

Posted by: Jerry at June 13, 2006 09:32 PM

Ditto what Pam said, I've been checking your site about four times a day to see if you got back up here to the Off-White North ok.

Kick ass about the job! Party at Tammi's when you get settled in :)

Posted by: Graumagus at June 14, 2006 03:18 AM

I'm so glad that your first day went well. I was hoping it would!

Sorry to hear of your first nights adventure, but at least you don't have to stay there any longer than you did!

Kick butt and take names! You can dew it!

Posted by: Lee Ann at June 14, 2006 07:40 AM


Posted by: oddybobo at June 14, 2006 08:10 AM

Hey, should you need anything this weekend, I'm available and husband-free! Let me know if there's anything you need help with.

Posted by: Raging Mom at June 14, 2006 08:20 AM

I miss you mama... I am soo happy you are doing so well! You rock.

Posted by: talula at June 14, 2006 08:22 AM

It's Karma baby, karma!

I am so happy that your loving your new job!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 14, 2006 08:42 AM

Tammi - you forgot to mention the joy of having a drooly dog rub his muzzle against you to welcome you home.

For the rest of you folks, I'm referring to horse-dog Jake, not me.

Posted by: Harvey at June 14, 2006 09:25 AM

Yay! I'm so glad the job is wonderful; what a difference that makes...! :)

Posted by: pam at June 14, 2006 10:20 AM

Oh whoohoo! I am so glad that things are going well!

Posted by: Richmond at June 14, 2006 12:04 PM
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