I headed back to work yesterday, which is good, because I really like spending money. And buying stuff. So a paycheck coming in really helps make that habit work.
Yesterday was filling out forms and learning about benefits and policies. The boss man chatted at me for a few minutes in the afternoon to talk about what I was going to be doing, but since it was the first time in, well, 17 days that I had pulled myself out of bed before 7 am, it was mostly in one ear and out the other …
This morning was meeting all the bigwigs and getting computer accounts. And this afternoon was setting up my computer! Eclipse and plugins (wtp and subclipse), tortoisesvn, tomcat, all the necessities. I’m toying with the idea of buying a textpad license, I do so love textpad. Even if you can’t edit hex in it.
I pulled down the code I’m going to be working on and determined it’s a spring-based web app. With test code! It does so warm my heart to see test code.
And, I get a window office! It’s a 3 person office, but my desk is right in the window. On the 15th floor. Overlooking a hotel pool. So when I get bored, I can look out and see little bitty peoples swimming. (Seriously bitty – I can’t tell what gender they even are. Promise. So I’m totally not pervy.)
There’s no place on my desk for my batmobile, I have cupboards over my desk instead of open shelves like my last desk. Which really is a shame, the batmobile is awesome. And a half. It should be shared with the world.
There’s also no parking garage … which I lamented as I got in my 100 degree car this afternoon to head home.
All in all, though, I’m still glad I took the new job. 🙂 I’m even looking forward to getting in nice and early tomorrow to buckle down and get to work.