Day Two of New Job. I got my security badge: "I’m a real boy! I’m a real boy!" Finished my CAD exercises. Everyone pretty much bailed out about 3 (I was again the last of my group to leave).
New Friend G (who, with his wife S, invited me to the Mustang Club of Houston Christmas party that was held this past Sunday) helped me retrieve the Cobra from K & B’s place up north a bit, then we went to dinner (after I met their two dogs, 3 lovebirds, and 3 of the 4 cats) at a delightful Mexican place where G & S have been regulars for some time (with the same waiter, no less — said waiter handled the food service for their wedding reception some 12 years ago), which meant I was traveling under their "good customer" umbrella and tried to live up to it (and tipped aggressively on my part of the check – I took the food, G took the beverages).
As the weather appears to be absent freezing stuff between here and Tulsa tomorrow and Thursday, I will be taking the Cobra up and back. I have to work on Friday, so this is a quick trip, 500 miles each way. Up at 0 Dark Early tomorrow. Barring nasty traffic, the Cobra should cut nearly an hour off the travel time each way vs the truck. And get better fuel economy while doing so.
So, to all who read this, I offer you my very best wishes for this holiday season, be it the Yule that has past, Chanukkah that is going on now, Christmas to come, or the Winter Holiday of Your Own Making. May it be filled with joy, hope, and as much food, family (of blood and/or choice), and fun as you can stand. Those of you who are traveling, be safe on your journeys, and may said journeys be free of hicups or other disasters.
See you when I get back.