Moving Day  

Red_Six 52M
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9/12/2005 4:41 pm

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Moving Day

Our office is moving to new quarters - across the street. Since we're too cheap to buy new cubicle walls, desks, cabinets, etc., we have to vacate our current cubes, department by department, so contractors can tear down the furniture and rebuild it. My department moves to a temporary "staging area" on Thursday. We'll be there for 5 weeks.

The Army taught me not to leave things until the last minute, so I started packing this morning. In case you haven't been following my blog from the beginning, let me repeat that I manage the largest and oldest roleplaying game license in America. Which means that I not only have the usual office supplies, cube toys, and computer stuff, but all the licensing archives as well. You know how it goes: Person A leaves a position and either doesn't care enough to clean things out thoroughly, or thinks that Person B will need some of the accumulated stuff. Person B can't figure out what the stuff is for, but assumes the company must want to keep it since it's there when Person B starts his (or her) job. So when Person B leaves, he (or she) leaves Person A's stuff, plus whatever stuff he (or she) gathered during the job, and Person C inherits all of it. I think that I'm roughly Person E in this chain. I spent 7 hours today going through cabinets, cataloguing what needed to be kept, boxing it up, and taking it to shipping to go to off-site archiving, and throwing away what didn't need to be kept. I archived 8 big boxes today, and filled a rolling garbage bin with junk.

So I get to be tired if I want, and my hands get to be dry since handling all the paper and cardboard leached the oils right out of my hands. I'm really glad I went out to lunch with some of the co-workers who are also my friends. Getting away for about an hour really helped me deal. And on the brightest side, I'm very impressed by my new stamina and strength.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
9/13/2005 10:41 pm

Okay, I went back through your blogs and never could actually come up with the name of the "largest and oldest roleplaying" game you are affiliated with. I'm curious. I'm an active online RPG player, an addict if you will, but it's an old game that I play. I've not gone to the new, graphical interface games, too afraid of never logging off.

I'm beginning to think of this as our own private email spot. Laugh, man, we need to get some more people to come over this way.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

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