Day three, finally at the home office. Today was spent filling out the necessary government paperwork, meeting folks around the office, sitting in on a sales meeting call and spending lots of time chatting with my boss. He really took to heart my despondency at the lack of on-boarding at my last job. He wanted to get me out of there in the early afternoon, so I could unload and move into my rented house.
In the late morning I got text message from the landlord. The house needed one more room re-carpeted and they needed to have an exterminator come an spray for roaches. My boss offered and told me that if the new carpet, paint fumes and/or the fumes from the exterminator were too much to not even think about going back to a hotel on the company. So I am back in a hotel tonight for several reasons. The excessive dead roaches, the extra chemicals that need to be wiped up, getting out of work around 4, so it was getting late when I finished unloading, and the numerous calls back in forth about what the last tenant left behind. Also the landlord did not leave a washing machine and dryer, as advertised. They tried the “it’s not in the lease”, but when they looked at their ad, they changed their tune.
So by Friday afternoon, I will have internet, all new carpet, a new washer and dryer and TV! Hopefully I will be able to get some shopping done, so I can stop eating out and cook in the kitchen. I also need to set up my little table and bed, both which will be goals for Thursday night.