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 :(

4 comments:

Enlightened Spirit said...

I don't know why, but I find difficulty in commenting in ur blog, but it seems that it is working now.
anyway I just wanted to say welcome back, and wish u the best of luck in ur new job ...

wish the desert will be a dessert for u :)

I am sure that ur medical results are fine, don't worry about them , it is just the routine which caused the delay.

keep us updated.

Salam

Alone in Tripoli said...

Thanks Spirit :) (love the desert dessert bit btw)

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