Wednesday, February 11, 2009

17 more days and counting....

Training is trekking along and things are doing well. We have been in tons of conference calls today so staying engaged has been harder than the last classes. I think we are all just getting a little more tired and full of information as the days go on. Today is our last day of personal lines training and tomorrow we move to commercial lines... this is my speciality and maybe I can finally relax a little.

There have been a number of incidents since I came to North Carolina. First and most embarrassing is that I put a bag of popcorn in my hotel room microwave, set it to 4 minutes and thought I would listen for it, then got on the phone with my sister. A few minutes into the conversation, i hear a "beep beep". Well it kept going and going and I realized it was the fire alarm. I looked out of my bedroom and the den area is covered with smoke. It was awful... stunk all through the hallway etc. I ended up having to switch rooms and my clothes all reeked of burnt popcorn until I got some febreeze.

Then yesterday we went to a Hibachi grill and I ended up leaving my credit card at the restaurant. Luckily my boss made reservations and they had his number and called to tell him I left it on the table.... Ugh!

There is more but not enough time and I don't know if my "non embarrassed" level goes that high. lol.

It is still terribly hard being away from home and hard on my marriage when I don't have time to call and check in and chat as much as I like. I will be glad again when I get home and can get back into the groove. 17 more days and counting....