As I’ve been detailing over the last couple of months, I am changing my way of life. By this point in time, I should have gone to the Mental Health offices for the first appointment. In fact, it was scheduled for yesterday at 4:30pm. However, I got a call yesterday morning saying that the therapist wouldn’t be in because they were sick. I was told that they’d call me when they came into the office today.
I kind of forgot that this is a governmental agency that I’m working with here, so it’s quite easy to get lost in the shuffle; as I write this, I still have not received a call from them, so if I don’t hear anything within the next 20 minutes or so, I’m going to call them to propose an alternative arrangement – I have an appointment scheduled for next Wednesday at noon (which, ironically, I didn’t find out about until I got a letter from them reminding me of yesterday’s appointment). I’m going to suggest that we hold the “first” appointment, the one where I have to fill out all the paperwork, etc., then.
So, yeah, I’m a little bit annoyed right now with them, however, I’ll deal with it. Update: I have it all sorted out now; the paperwork appointment will be at 9:30am next Wednesday, followed by talking to the therapist, and then I have kept my as-scheduled noon appointment the same day.
The question laid out in this week’s Hump Day Hmm… is “Where I’d Like to Go next” – I’ve done quite a lot of talking about that, but I wanted to show off my new desk; in fact, I’m now seriously considering not buying a new desk as I do like the desk I’m using a lot (the only thing is that I have to do some sanding on the edge to just round the lip a little bit).
Another reason is that, while the chair I have now is good enough, it’s seen better days, I think. Both of the arms have broken, the bolts holding them in on the bottom literally snapped apart; the pneumatic pump for the height adjustment hasn’t worked properly for well over a year now; and one of the legs is being propped up by books (along with some duct tape holding the leg together). The chair that has spotted my eye is this one – Mid-Back Executive Leather Chair, which is available for only $40 at OfficeMax, this week only.
Admittedly, this is a cheap chair, but I look at it this way – it’s within my budget, and I will be able to move around in it; the only question is one of will it be comfortable for me, for which I have to actually get over there and try it out.
This is my new workspace, as it was on Saturday; like I mentioned then, the cables are all neatly tucked at the back; I have added some stuff to the desk since then – the mirror has been replaced by some of the potted plants we have growing in here (two pepper plants and a tomato plant, which has one ripening on it). I’ve also gotten the TV box up and running with the cable coming through from my room off of a splitter, and I’ve put a phone handset at the back of the desk.
Lastly, if you’re wondering about the title of this post, it is another of the post it notes I have on my monitor – “What’s Next?” – it’s a line that was commonly used on The West Wing, and this clip below shows it in use. Enjoy!