On Tuesday I officially started my new job– I am now the “Supervisor of Deaf Services” at UVSC. I’ll still be interpreting, only now I will also be working in my new office half of the time. I am now responsible for scheduling, hiring, time cards, no-shows, reassignments, service requests, grant writing, ect…
There are some pros and cons to this job, for example:
1. Salary (40 hours a week)
2. We will finally have insurance
3. My own office (makes me feel like a real grown up)
4. I won’t be sitting around UVSC with nothing to do in between interpreting classes
5. I will have work all summer
6. Steve can go to school at UVSC for FREE
1. Office politics
2. I don’t get to hangout in the ‘terp lounge when I’m not in classes
3. I have to be the bad guy if any of the TypeWell employees (speech to text providers) are doing things they shouldn’t be
4. I will have work all summer
All in all, this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I’m very excited. I guess I’ll see how this whole being a career-woman thing goes.
What was in that mysterious box? Why did Steve kept the extra bedroom door locked? What was he doing in there? Well, I knew it was for my birthday so I left him to his sneakiness.
When I got home from work, Steve said “I have some bad news, I broke your birthday present.” I just started to laugh– so turns out, he had been refurbishing a mac laptop for me and the night before my birthday something went wrong. (In the box was the new screen he was putting on the computer.) He wanted to personalize it for me and add music, pictures, and grading programs for my teaching job. He had been working so hard! But, now there are two computers torn apart in our “red room.” Oh Steve… I think he wanted me to be able to be part of computer club (and wanted an excuse to have a nerd project).
He also sent me flowers at work. He’s pretty darn cute!
Last weekend Steve and I drive to St. George to hike Angels Landing, and to hang out with Bryce and Brooke.
To our luck, we just happened to show up on the “Get into a National Park Free” day– it happens once a year and we randomly were there on that day. That saved us $25 to get into Zion National Park. Cool, huh? If you haven’t had the opportunity to go on this hike, you really should make the time to go. Here are some pictures to inspire you to plan a trip to do this hike.
Everyone knows that physical fitness is not my strong point, so, moral of the story: I made it to the top and so can you!