Mar. 24th, 2009 09:47 pm
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Many things. I have a move date of 4th May to go to Sweden. Scary!

But they have found me a house that I can have in the middle of June. So 6 weeks in a serviced apartment and then move to the farm...literally. It's a barn conversion on a little farm outside Staffanstorp. It's lovely and I'm really pleased. There's an orchard that I get the apples from for pies, strawberries, a nice open garden, great landlord and a discount on the holiday cottages they own on Gotland. How cool is that?

The removal firm woman came round today to do the survey about what I'm taking and stuff. She said 'oh, books!' when she came into the living room. Yes, I read. What of it?

I'm off to Tokyo in the first week in April too. Might see the cherry blossom, but I think I'll be a bit late and maybe only catch the tail end. Still, exciting. Not booked the flights yet and not sure how many extra days I'm staying but a few as it seems silly to go all that way and not see the place. Going to be really hard work though as I have to handover 6 years of stuff from my head to people who don't speak very good English in 4 days.

Oh, and my boss said today that I'm really needed on the new project as they need the test strategy set. No time to get up to speed then? Marvelous :-)

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Date: 2009-03-24 10:09 pm (UTC)
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So you're going to Tokyo to teach them what you were doing? And then you're going to have to hit the ground running with your new job? How different is it?
That place sounds awesome!

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Date: 2009-03-24 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Yep, brain dump in Tokyo for what I do now and then support them for two weeks where, if I'm lucky, I can try to get up to speed before I formally start on the other work. It's kind of the same job, I think, it's not really clear. The problem is the software development processes are different so we'll need a new strategy. The boss is too busy to sit down with me though to tell me his ideas. I'll be winging it for a while I think :-)

The house is marevelous. I shall post pics when I get in there.

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Date: 2009-03-25 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good luck.

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Date: 2009-03-24 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, nice. Sounds wonderful.

That noise with the books pisses me off. My landlord came in to inspect my property a while back and said something similar, like books were some outdated and quaint thing. Especially added to the fact that I don't own a TV...

Good luck with the handover...

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Date: 2009-03-24 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't feel bad about the woman's comment about your books. I got the same reaction from the people hired by the Army every time we made a permanent change of station move. Books are some of the heaviest things to move, other than major appliances and large furniture, and moving companies hate them. I never had much in the way of furniture or appliances when I was in the Army because of the constant moving around, but I was almost always over the weight limit during moves because of my books. Which majorly sucked, since we had to pay by the pound whenever we went beyond the weight limit!

Best of luck with the hand over. You might consider writing up an SOP to help you with that, so that you have a hard copy to refer to in case you forget something and also to leave with them. They are a royal pain in the ass to write up, but priceless when the job has to be taken over by someone else unfamiliar with it.


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