It's all been rather whirlwindy. We made the 10 hour trek to the lake place the morning after we said a regretful goodbye to the OFKAR at the airport. We spent a few days finishing the siding on the foundation, then turned around and raced back home to do laundry, buy groceries and dole out feline belly rubs, before I headed downtown for a week of full-time every single day work. Just like normal people do.
I have no idea how other people ever get anything done when they have to leave the house at 7 in the morning and don't get back till 6. Evidently I am lacking real world survival skills.
It has quickly become abundantly clear that I also lack proper office clothes.
But I am enjoying hanging out with my work colleagues, people whom I normally only see in passing as I come in for a shift when they are leaving for home. They don't even seem to mind seeing me in the same ratty clothes every day.