Our building has not had air conditioning for two days now. It's horrific. Today, my cube is pitch black except the light of my screen and the dim orange light from the shelf lights of the next cubicle. Oh, and the little blinking green light on my CAC (Common Access Card) reader. It's pretty much driving me crazy. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. Yup, pretty annoying. The lights are on in the hall, and the people who don't want to ruin their eyes for some temporary relief have little shelf lights on. The curtains are shut like they are when there's either a sniper threat or a sniper drill. The building - deathly silent. Everyone must be napping. Doors are shut, fans on high, water cooler - empty. This is the closest thing to a siege as I've ever faced. And it's not a siege from some army someplace, it's like the Matrix, machines are controlling us.... Scary.
Today, July 26th, 2005 is my first year anniversary at my job. Looking back at it, I'm about to be setting a record for how long I've stayed in a job. I think another six months will do it. I have to admit, though, I thought the longer you worked at a job the more acclimated you became and the less confused you were. Well that's not true at all, I'm even more confused and less acclimated than I was my first day. Our agency is going through the largest reorg of it's existence. By Christmas our work-force will have gone from 1,100 to 800 and that's the good news.
But in the meantime, happy anniversary to me. It's hot and humid and there's no air conditioning... do you think that's an omen?..... :)