Orientation Fastest Labs

This morning, before I went to orientation, I had to stop at the bank and take some money out for Leanne, for my nails that I done back in March. I have since soaked them off. She was getting ready for her customer, so I quickly gave her the money. Maci was there, as well. She had pink eye again for the second time. Leanne’s sister Nikki was there. Nikki and I talked for a while, before I had to leave. When I was on my way out the door, I said, “Wish me luck.” No one wished me luck, except Margie. I felt slightly, but that is sometimes how Leanne is and she can be strange like that, but I still love her.

When I arrived at orientation for Fastest Labs, Chris had me sign some paperwork. While I was filling out the paper work, we were talking about the University, and he asked me if I could commit. I lied. I said, “Yes.” However, if the University calls, I am out of here. I would have more opportunities working in a University. I couldn’t wait to get this day over with. He showed me around the office AGAIN. He explained how everything is done there, and the procedure, AGAIN! I could feel myself getting annoyed, and I could feel a part of me missing, Dawson’s Creek. Oh well this was going to have to be better, than hanging out at home.

When 4:30PM finally rolled around, I was able to leave. Upon leaving, he asked me if I could do some training online and watch a few videos. I said that I should be able to do that, but I have a lot going on this weekend. He said that he would pay me. I am not sure if that was supposed to entice me, or not, but I just said, I would try to get it done.

When I got home, I got ready to go to the cafe. Drew and I were going to meet his parents there, and I was feeling like I wanted to party and kick back a bit. I had one summer shandy, and 3 blueberry beers, with blue berries actually in them! I was so excited. His dad was making fun of me eating the blueberries. He thought it was gross to put fruit in beer. Well when we got home, I got sick 3 times. I partied too much. I knew it was going to be a long weekend.




This morning, I was able to finally finish the laundry. I also had to clean out the office. I hate moving things around. I like things in their place. I had to put all my books in the closet, and stack them nicely. I forgot that Drew’s sweat pants were underneath all my books, but I didn’t want to deal with it. I just wanted to get this done. I took the plastic drawers and put them in our bedroom. It is so crowded in there now. I hate feeling boxed in, but I guess it is only temporary. I was able to pull the desk out and the chair, so he and Cindy have room to work in there. I am ready to have this over with.

Day 2: Operation New Deck and Glimpse into the Past

Today Dave and Will came over to work on our new deck. I hadn’t seen Will since his sister’s baby shower. I did pass by him on the street recently, I pulled over and asked if he needed a ride somewhere, but he was waiting for someone to pick him up. The time before that was when he was working at the Dollar Store. I was there with my mom before Andrew and I got married, and I recognized him, but my mom didn’t. She said, he looks so old. I said, I know. It was the heroin. It’s just so sad to me, how quickly one can fall so far away.

That day, Will looked the same to me. I guess he has been clean for awhile now. I hope he continues to stay clean. It wasn’t awkward at all. He and I talked and laughed like old times. At one point, he even apologized for what he did to me when we dated. He admitted that he was a shitty boyfriend. I said, “We were young.” He said, “yeah, I know I just think about it sometimes, and how I hurt you.” I said, “Well it hurt more that she was my best friend, and the fact that you guys were trying to be sneaky about it. You two hooking up when I was in Florida visiting my grandma, but when I got home she didn’t even have the guts to tell me. You told me.” He understood. I said, “but it’s in the past and honestly it was so long ago, but thank you for apologizing.” He said, “You are welcome.” He kind of gave me a cute little look, like how he used to do when we were dating.  I think maybe he still thinks about the past and dwells on it so much is because of the drugs. The drugs probably don’t let him forget about the type of person he was when he was dating me, or the things that he did wrong. I feel like there was just this huge lapse in time for him that he can’t account for, and he hasn’t come to terms with his choices in the right and healthy way. He just shot them up. I don’t know I am not an addict so I don’t know what that is like, but I feel for him.

Honestly, it was nice that he apologized don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think about him anymore like that. I am not heartbroken over him, and I don’t think I ever really was all that heartbroken over Will. I just can’t stand the behind my back stuff. I never expected anymore from Amber. She was my best friend at the time, but so spineless when she had to go to bat for someone, or when it came to doing right by someone.

After they finished the deck, Drew came home and he went outside and checked out the deck. He liked it and was happy with the job they did. He asked about Will? I told him what he said, and Drew understood where he was coming from and was glad that he apologized, but didn’t have too much to say about it. We went to the gym that evening and then home to bed.

Fastest Lab Job Offer

Today, Dave started working on the deck. When he came over, the sun was out, but when he got set up to start working it started to rain, so he had to stop. It rained off and on, but he was able to get most of the deck finished. He was going to come back the next day to finish and he was bringing his son Will. Will is my ex boyfriend. We dated off and on a few times, but he never knew what he wanted and he wasn’t a good match. If you look back into my dating history, that always seemed to be the case with the guys I dated in my past. Will found himself hanging out with the wrong crowd, and wound up getting into drugs. He was trying to be a rapper at that time, as well. I do have a soft spot in my heart for him, because obviously you don’t want someone you know getting into drugs, and potentially dying, but you cannot save everyone from themselves.

While Dave was working on the deck, my phone rang and it was Chris from Fastest Labs. He offered me the job. I graciously accepted the position. I figured I could supplement the position and use it for now, until Pitt calls or something else comes through. I just had such an ick feeling when it came to dealing with people’s urine and I never had to deal with it before, and it was a new experience for me.

After I got off the phone with Chris, I called Drew and told him. He congratulated me, and told me that it was probably best for me to take this position for now. You never know where it could lead, but if Pitt calls obviously you should take that one instead. I agreed with him. What harm could it do? I need to work anyway. I was getting so bored just sitting around the house.  I called Earl, after I got off the phone with Drew. He said, just do this job for now. I wouldn’t recommend you if I didn’t think you could help this guy grow his business. I agreed. Then he said, you never know where it could lead. I told him that you are going to end up at Pitt at some point, but she can help you for now, so Chris is aware that I am not trying to stay here.

Shortly after Dave left for the day, Drew came home. We got ready and went to Home Depot. Then we went and got ice cream to celebrate my new job. He is so sweet. He tries.



Permanent Crown

Today, Dave came over and dropped off some materials for the deck. He was going to start tomorrow. I offered to help him. What else was I going to do? I was pretty bored. I helped carry some of the wood on to the deck, then he left.

Shortly after Dave left, I went to my dentist appointment. My permanent crown was ready. They had to send it back to the lab to make it whiter. The color was off a bit. My appointment was at 3:20pm. It took an hour.

After the dentist, I went home and got dinner ready.

Errands on a Saturday, and Harry Potter the Half Blood Prince

This morning, we had a chiropractor appointment. We did not really want to go. Dr. Bailey scolded me for not stretching my hip, before running on the treadmill. I know I should be stretching, but I am in such a hurry to get there and get done. He explained to me that if i am not stretching, then eventually I could hurt my hip and have trouble walking, and carrying a child one day will not be a walk in the park, so I guess maybe I should start stretching.

After the chiropractor, we stopped at Starbucks like we always do, then it was home to get ready for Dave to come over. Dave, my parents handy man, was going to give us a price on the cost to redo our deck, which was one of things that we needed to get done before we move. When Dave arrived, he said it would cost us $500, sold! He is going to start sometime next week.

After Dave left, we went to the grocery store and went grocery shopping for the week. Then it was home to cook dinner and hang out. That night, we watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It was a great Saturday!


This morning, I couldn’t get out of bed at all today. I woke up at 9:30am. I went downstairs, and saw Dawson’s Creek is going to be on until 1pm! They are showing the final episodes, then on Monday they are starting over again with Season 1, Episode 1. I am so excited! I can’t get tired of this show. I made my tea and called my mom. She and I talked about my interview. She thought it was out in Cranberry for some reason.

Once I got off the phone with her, I drank my tea and watched Dawson until 11:00am, then I had to get ready. I got a shower and got dressed. I packed my interview bag, and then I was out the door at 12:15pm. I wanted to stop and get some coffee at Starbucks. I got a grande iced coffee with cream and two sugars. It was so yummy.

After I got coffee, I text Earl and asked if he was around to BS. He said, he would be either in his office, or outside with his bike. When I entered the building, I went to his office, we chatted until 10 mins to 1pm, and then I went up in the elevator to Fastest Labs. Once I got off the elevator, it took me a minute to find the office.

When I walked into the office, he was behind the desk on the phone, the office looked really nice compared to when I saw it for the first time. When he got off the phone, he shook my hand, and greeted me. The interview was very relaxed, and informal. He walked me around the office, and showed me the same procedure, as before. We talked about my ick factor. He understood, and tried to ease my ick factor. It worked a little, but on a scale of 1-10, it was about at a 9. I just never had to do anything like this before. He understood. I felt the overwhelming need to be honest with him about EVERYTHING, including how misinformed my husband was about my opportunity at Pitt and that I still have a chance. He understood and respected it. I just don’t know of any other way to be. I just need to be honest. We had a great conversation about what I wanted for myself, and what I expected from this position. He respected me and my point-of-view and knows that I am capable and able to do more, then the basic.

At the end of my interview, he told me he would let me know on Wednesday his decision, whether not I receive an offer. When I left his office, I went down the elevator to Earl’s office, and we chatted for a while, until about 2:30pm. He loves to give me advice. He is so funny. When he left, I left.

On my way home, I called my mom. I told her about the interview and my plan. My plan is that hopefully Pitt will call me here before Wednesday, but if they don’t call by Friday, then accept the position, assuming he offers it to me, but if Pitt calls while I am in this position, then I will probably have to have the awkward conversation with Chris and leave Fastest Labs. I just wish Pitt would make up their mind and make this decision easier for me. If they don’t give me the offer, I have a fall back plan. If they give me the offer, then I have someone who will give me a good reference as a backup if I should ever need it, who will be happy to call me if the business grows, if I find myself looking for another opportunity. I just don’t see any other way in this, but to be honest and positive, and of good character with this process. It only will do me well in the end.

Now, I am waiting for Drew to come home. I washed his work clothes, and they are hanging up now. I have another load of laundry in the washer. We have a pretty relaxed weekend ahead of us. Today, I feel at peace with my decision and where I stand with this job process, now it is only a matter of waiting. Yes, more waiting, but I feel comfortable and secure.