Starting at a medical software company next week as a Systems Engineer

I was all set to start at another MSP, but then got an email to interview with them. I thought about just saying no, but took the interview anyway, then I had tree more 45 minute interviews the next day. Got the offer the day after that. It’s for 6K more than the MSP was offering. It is for their Academy program, so designed for people fresh out of college, which I kind of am. Five weeks of training. I should get matched to my department after 2 weeks, and then go on for specialized training. Super excited. Picked up my laptop today, and it appears to be new, which is nice. 10th gen i5, but not sure how much RAM. I haven’t been given a password yet. I’m supposed to get that on my first day.

I also got my teeth fixed this morning. I had developed a valley in my two from teeth from grinding them. It looked really bad, and I was starting to get really self conscious, but now they look great. Added maybe a mm to them both. He still said I might need braces, and possibly crowns in 5-10 years on all front four…

I also had my tele-medicine appointment for my Missouri Medical Marijuana card. Anxiety is one of the recognized conditions, and we all know I’ve suffered from that for decades. It was pretty easy. Just make an appointment, doc asks a few questions, says I’ll know in a couple weeks if MO approved me.

Oh yeah, finally pulled the trigger on the tattoo I’ve been thinking about for months. Aperture with a nebula inside. The artist traced the aperture and then free handed all the nebula and stars and such. I’m pretty happy with it.

Pandemic job search, GO!

18 of September 2020, I was terminated by PG. I kept missing work because of my alcoholism, and it was finally too much for them. So I’ve been sober for a couple weeks now. Things are good. Jogged a 10K this morning. I have a phone interview tomorrow. It’s the first one I’ve got since I was fired, but I hope to get many more interviews. This is for a NOC position with a 2 day. 3 day 12 hour shift setup. Not sure if that’s something I would like or not, but right now I’m casting a wide net.

I thought I caught COVID-19 because I had a fever or 99-99.9 for like a week. Got Tested. The rapid tests came back negative, but I’m still waiting on the full one. Pretty sure the thermometer I was using was broken. It’s an in the ear one that my Mother had. I bought another one and my temp was normal, and I was normal when they did the test.

I’ve decided to take a break from the Dresden Files. I think I’m on book 9. I bought the first three books to the Expanse series. I really loved the first season of the show, and I hate to be one of those “the book is better” people, but in this case it is by far. After the first one I’ve got Jim Carey’s novel to read. It sounds like a fiction novel, but uses a lot of peoples real names, so I’m guessing it is at least partially based on true events. It’s gotten really good reviews, so I hope it wasn’t a waste of money. Not often I spring for the hardbacks.

Oh yeah, and I killed one of the plants. The palm. It turned yellow, so I thought I was watering it too much. Then it went from yellow to brown before I knew what happened. The other one is alive, but kind of sickly looking.