I arrived at work this morning, just myself and the other engineer in the alcohol department. The superintendent took a three-day weekend, and he’ll be back tomorrow. I learned that my partner, the one who has been showing me the ropes for the past month, has been relocated to a different plant. He stayed for one last day, just to make sure that I knew all the minutae of how to run the place, as well as dumping tons of projects on me. I had been gliding along just fine, but now I’m going to be like everyone else: going a jillion miles an hour. And I don’t think I mind. When things pile up, the time zips by. Eventually enough time will pass that I’ll find myself at a crossroads. Fortunately, this crossroads is one that I’ve been driving toward. I’ll meet it and know exactly where to go.
In other news, I exorcised Windows from my netbook and installed Ubuntu Linux. The thing actually does what it’s supposed to do. I now classify Windows as malware.