Trip Start Jul 28, 2008
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A few big changes since the last entry. One, as most of you know by now; I have a job! I began working for Accenture on August 18th, and have spent the past several weeks trying to learn everything! I'm taking over a contracting/financial position so my daily activities involve a variety of contract types, lots of invoices, and filling out reports. It's certainly interesting to experience the many different aspects of an office, considering this function is much different than my previous one. I have nice colleagues and the office environment is pretty relaxed (one of the senior executives sits at a desk right next to mine) and everyone is friendly
Driving to work is definitely a plus (the commute is anywhere from 45 min - 1 hour, depending on traffic) and I enjoy the freedom of being able to leave/come without having to wait for a bus. Although, Roelof "complains" (not really) that he has been cooking a lot since I get home later than he does... so I included a picture of him cooking as well :-p
Also, as many of you might have heard, my ferret (Sprite) died unexpectedly a couple weeks ago. They (the ferrets) were supposed to be sent to me within the next week or so, but that's no longer possible. My mother was kind enough to pick Sprite up from the shelter she was temporarily housed at, and my parents have buried her in their backyard with our other pets.
At the end of August I also went to the annual "bed race" (where teams of 2 people push a mattress on wheels around a section of road for 2.5 hours to see who can make the most laps)
This past weekend Roelof and I also adopted a bunny. He's a 2-month old "bearded rabbit," which basically just means he's really furry. His name is Benji, and he's extremely friendly and surprisingly very calm; and as Roelof jokes, he is our first 'official' addition to our future in-house zoo :)
Beyond that there isn't a whole lot to report. I've joined a gym in the area (it's enormous, and includes the largest/highest climbing wall in North Holland) and we spend our free time visiting with friends, birthday parties (lots of birthday's in the US as well this month-happy birthday Tommy and Vicky!), games, movies, and now with Benji as well. This upcoming weekend Roleof's mother is having an 'open house' for her homeopathic medicine practice, and asked if I would be willing to do a demonstration on pumpkin carving (they grow them and have about 20)
I've heard from some of you at home-thanks for the updates! I hope the rest of you are doing well and I look forward to hearing updates from you as well. We are looking to book a flight to the US for Christmas, and plan to arrive sometime around December 19th and will be staying for 2 weeks. We hope to travel a bit during this time as well, but hopefully we'll get to visit many of you while in town!
In the meantime... have a great rest of September and I hope to talk to you all soon!