An odd sign I saw while driving in Heidelberg. Not sure what
it's promoting other than a standing 69???
Work started at 0900 as usual and there were not enough open computers, so I ended up sitting in a chair staring at the wall drinking my coffee. At least when I'm at a computer I can read the news or do something to pass the time. Drinking coffee and looking at a wall just plain sucks…well I guess it could be worse, I could be staring at a wall without drinking coffee.
I finally jumped on a computer when SPC JayZ went out for a smoke break. That helped pass the time until I was called back into the vault to help check a spreadsheet. I had to verify all the information was the same on the computer as on the print out. By the time I was finished…it was lunch time. Time to get out of the office, eat in my car, listen to music, read my book, then take a nap. My new highlight of every day at the office.
After lunch we had new folders to move all our customer's paperwork to. Each of our customers has a folder and each folder has several tabs with various information all kept in a certain order. We had to transfer all the paper to new folders with new cover sheets. This is my job…my job as a 25B Information Technology Specialist. I don't even need a computer to work in this office.
I had to submit more paperwork for my pass request. I had to submit a copy of my current MedPros status. This shows a red or green light for all your medical conditions. I also had to submit my weekend checklist for this weekend. Some more paperwork that makes us feel like we're getting babysat. I have been using a generic phrase in the past just stating that I'll be spending time with my lovely wife in the greater Heidelberg area. Now I changed it to an even more generic statement saying I'll be spending time with my lovely wife within a 150 mile radius. You see, we have to stay within a 150 mile radius, or else we have to put in a pass. I have no idea yet what we'll be doing, so I figure this will cover it. I think I'll keep that as my statement from now on. We also had to have one of the NCOs come out and do an inspection of our cars because it's a 4 day weekend. They go down a checklist making sure your lights work, your flashers, and various other items. I'm 38 years old. I can handle checking my own car and if I end up having something wrong…it's on me. I can take responsibility for it. Instead we get treated like kids…and I just have to play the game and go along with it.
We left for the day after cleaning up. I picked up my wife and headed home for some quality time with my honey girl.