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Back to school, back to work

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I moved back to school on Sunday. In the rain. It was not fun. I had hoped that other students would move in later due to the rain, but there were still a lot of students moving in on Sunday.

During the summer, I received an email from the interior design coordinator saying that she wanted me to start working in the interior design building as soon as possible. On Monday, I met with her, and we walked over to the Annex. As soon as I walked in inside, I knew immediately why they wanted me to start working. There was stuff everywhere! Obviously no one had worked in the Annex since my last day in May. A lot of architects and designers had donated materials to us over the summer and there were piles on the tables, stacks by the front door, and about 50 fabric books thrown into the back door. I had a lot of work to do! The coordinator wanted me to get the building looking nice for classes, which started today. I worked all day Monday and Tuesday going through the new samples and throwning tons of ugly stuff again, and put everything else in the back room. When I have time, I'll go through everything again and decide where to put it in the materials room.

I also installed the new lighting lab. We are required to have a lighting lab for accredidation, since colors and fabrics look different in various lighting.


And I added labels to each of the bulbs with my label maker that I somehow managed to convince the head of the art department to give me. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Art Department Guy!


And I cleaned out lockers that someone donated to us. Last fall, my $3 a piece markers (I probably had about 70 of them) turned up "missing" (I don't want to say stolen; it could have been an accident). I managed to find my markers later, but I am so glad that we now have lockers and can lock up our extremely expensive supplies.


We also have a newly arranged seating area.


Our secretary, who was in charge of the student workers and making sure they got paid, now has a teaching position at a different school. The new secretary starts on Spetember 8th. I was worried that I wouldn't get paid, so I stopped by Payroll office and filled out my paper work. I should also be getting my last check (from May) that I never received, despite my calls to the secretary.

My year is off to a great start so far!

7 Responses to “Back to school, back to work”

  1. Yay for the New Year! I hope everything continues to be great!

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  2. Your job sounds pretty cool. It makes so much sense that an interior designer would need to look at their stuff under different types of light - I just never thought about it before! I love shows like Divine Design on HGTV, so I am enjoying learning more about interior design school. :)

    Getting a few paychecks will be even more of a great start to the new school year. :-D

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  3. Wow! Sounds like a fun job. Who knew there was so much to design work?

    Thanks for the comment. Us MG's (military girlfriends) gotta stick together, right? This job is tough!! :)

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  4. Ahhh, memories! Let me know what your schedule is like as far as lunch breaks, etc.

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  5. Wow! You got a lot of work done. Looks good though!

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  6. Looks good! I don't envy you that job, but you seem to be very good at it. I'm not the most organized person, much to my husband's dismay sometimes. :)

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