Tonight's reflected sunset.
I love poking around the decommissioned naval base. I was on my way home from work, but I went to look at the sunset. As I turned onto this street, I loved the sense of wide open space. The street is wide open (wide enough to tow large jet down in fact.) I can't describe what I liked about the scenario; it just made me happy. So I stopped and took a picture.
Today was good. Every single day is a learning experience. I pick up things pretty quickly, but it's still a lot to take in. The office manager who's on leave is trying her best to make sure I don't have the information I need to do her job. She refuses to reply to any emails I send to her with a question unless I've cc'd someone else on them because it's something someone else needs to know. Did she think I wouldn't mention it to the boss? She's not doing herself any favors. I have sympathy for her! I am not the enemy! And to that end, though she may resent me personally, I know that it's really more a resentment of what I represent. The partners have other plans for me. I'm definitely not after her job.
She's coming back (that's the plan anyway), so I'm not sure why she's so very reluctant to let go of the reins, even temporarily. But I've been trying to focus on what I do want, not what I don't want (to deal with her), and I'm finding that it's easier and easier to merely classify her as "someone with issues" and focus on my own stuff. She can seethe and rage all she wants. She's doing it alone. All of us in the office and in fact, company-wide, are getting along really well!!
I'm dying to see the horses. I miss being able to hang out during the week. But I don't miss not having enough money to pay for gas to go see them.