Hi again, everyone!
Lately I have been updating this blog every other week. Honestly, life has been pretty mundane. Just work, eat, sleep, and drive!
Last Tuesday, November 3rd, I traveled up to Eau Claire for a workshop of our new phones for work. Most of the time was spent on the new Android phones. Shortly after the workshop, I contacted Carrie and told her that we would be getting the Motorola Droid for our phones. She was shocked, to say the least, as I have had a Blackberry for over 2 1/2 years. I was so impressed with the Droid phones that I was willing to give up my Blackberry to get one. You can do an online search for the phone to see the details of it, but suffice to say I was thoroughly impressed with it.
I ordered our Droids that Friday, as that was the day they came out. The phones came on Monday and we had them activated that evening. I was up until Midnight playing with mine, and Carrie was also up late, but did go to bed before I did. Having a new phone is a bit of an adjustment, I must say. Lots to learn!
I realize that talking about our new phones may be…um…well….not interesting to most, but since I am in the cell phone industry, it’s what I do!
Anyway, after the workshop, I was heading back to the store in Tomah when I got a call from my manager. He asked if I would be interested in transferring to a different role. I have been the assistant manager of the Tomah Verizon Wireless store since the middle of July. Tomah is a 50 minute drive to work every day each way. This new role would be what is called a “floating supervisor” position, where I would be based in Onalaska but could be assigned to any of our 4 stores on any particular day (Onalaska, Tomah, Eau Claire, or Chippewa Falls). It is still a management position, but I would be based in Onalaska instead of Tomah. My pay would be equivelent, but I wouldn’t have to travel each day. That appealed to Carrie and I, so I applied for the position, was interviewed by the district manager for it, and was selected for it. Today (November 15th) was my official start date in this new role, although I will be still working in Tomah for a while until they hire a replacement for me. Very exciting!
Today was the first Sunday for our new Worship Pastor, Ty Cooper. The service went very well and the rehearsal went very smoothly. I am very happy that Ty is now on board. I know that our church is very happy he is here, too!
Last Friday, November 6th, Carrie and I attended Elizabeth’s Fall Marching Band concert at Tomah HS. I made the comment to Carrie that it was the first time I had ever eaten popcorn at a band concert! The concert itself consisted of all of the marching band and pep band tunes that they had done so far this school year. Elizabeth got to direct the band as the Drum Major, and they had put together a “Drum Major” video that they showed at the beginning of the show that featured Elizabeth and the other Drum Major, Alex Sanjari. It was a very funny look at the contrasts between Alex and Elizabeth.
That’s about all for now. More next time!