Monday, January 12, 2009

Delays, delays, delays

My work in the desert was supposed to start today, but unfortunately the paperwork is not finished yet, and I still didn't manage to take one of the courses required before going to the field. So, the new scheduled date for the start of the new job is now Thursday the 15th of this month. That is fine by me, but I doubt that 3 days will be enough to finish all the paperwork, man I hate paperwork (I do a lot of it in my current job)

One of the worst feelings I know is waking up feeling sick, that's how I woke up today, I have a very sore throat and a headache (sure signs of an oncoming flu attack), this is one of the times when being a single guy living alone really sucks, as there's no one around to make you a hot bowl of soup :( (Don't tell me to make it myself please, I'm a disaster in the kitchen). I hope this stupid sickness clears up soon, I really hate the idea of going to the desert with a flu (or any kind of sickness for that matter).

Yesterday a couple of my colleagues warned me that my new job in the desert would involve dealing with some really annoying people (from their experience), I'm generally prepared for that, generally I have very little problems with people around me, but I wonder if the desert/camp setting would help create a different situation. If all fails, I have no problem keeping to myself in my room after I finish my work, I'll catch-up on my reading and watch the 100 gigabytes of movies and series that I've collected specifically for this trip :)

One of the things I'm still waiting for before I can go is the result of my medical fitness examination, I wasn't worried about it (I'm generally in good shape), but after calling the clinic yesterday they said the results "still need to be verified by the Dr.", I don't know why but that gave me a weird, slightly bad feeling, I hope everything is alright, I would really hate to find out something is wrong with me :(

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Guess who's back

It's been a long time since I sat down and updated this blog, I'm not sure why, but it could be that I was not so alone for a while (which is good I guess). I came across blogspot this morning and I thought it would be good to sort of re-launch the blog again, so here goes :)

Due to several factors, I'll be starting a new job starting tomorrow, the most important factor about this job is that I will have to relocate again, this time I'll be living/working in the middle of the desert (literally), and I'll be on rotation basis for the 1st time in my life. This means I'll be working 28 consequetive days, 12 hours a day, with little or no proper social life after work (it's the middle of the desert), but this ofcourse will be followed by 28 consequetive days of relaxation, during which I can stay in Tripoli, go to Benghazi, or go and do what ever I want, YAY!!!

I'm still unsure whether or not I'll have an internet connection in the desert, if I do then I'll most likely be back to the blogging scene, I now have lots of 'blogging material' which I'd like to post here once I have the time.

Now I'll be going to the final (?) day of my 'old' job, to finish off some remaining tasks and make sure everything is handed over properly, then recieve some stuff needed for my new job, and hopefully tomorrow will be the day I fly out to the desert.

See you all soon. . .