I know I promised to keep talking about the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, but honestly I'm just not in the mood for such a serious discussion today. So it's Monarchs and Milkweed from the Rawley Point Trail instead. My head is in a fluffy and flighty place.
Why is my head in a fluffy and flighty place? I had the best work day ever...an experienced Optician is joining my team, leaving me free to cut my 30 hour work week in half for the first time in a little more than a year. Sharing is good, I'm more than happy to give.
Since she's experienced I'd say she'll be working alone within 4 weeks after she starts, which means that by the time we return from our October trip I'll have a much reduced workload. What does that mean besides an obvious cut in pay? (Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed the increase in funds... but I have less time to spend the money!)
That means that if I want to go camping in the middle of the week I probably can. If I want to take a long weekend and zip down to Kentucky for some hiking in the winter, I probably can. If I don't want to stay an hour after the patients go home trying to catch up on paperwork...well, you get the idea.
Even before I knew she was going to be hired I sent an email out to one hiking buddy of mine letting her know that a fall get together is looking possible. My mind also keeps drifting to how nice Oregon looks in May. Linda keeps saying she'd like to go hiking with me...it might be I'll show up in her neck of the woods with my tent in my suitcase next spring!