Chapter 5: The Circle of Life (and Dreams)
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The questions about escaped animals brought to mind a question: what do they do? or do you know?
I know the Indy zoo has sharpshooters on staff, and on the premises at all times in case an animal escapes and it can't be contained (the zoo is in the MIDDLE of the downtown area). They've been called out once I know of - because a pack of feral dogs "broke into" the zoo, and started killing some of the animals on display (happened at night, thank goodness). The sharpshooters had to take out the dogs.
Have I mentioned recently how blessed I am? I got to look out my "office window" and see an eland relaxing on the savanna last night. Oh. My. Gosh. I'm still pinching myself. I've had quite a bit of training and quite a bit of learn by doing, all a bit overwhelming. I had my days off split this week so I'm off tonight before I head back tomorrow for 4 days, then I realign with my regular days off. I'm still looking for my new routine, but I've settled into my new office space and am beginning to get my bearings around what my nights will look like. I got all verklempt last night when I went out on the overlook at Kidani, turned around and saw the building. It kind of hit me all of a sudden that I am really here, really doing this very special thing and it's not just covering someone else for a few nights. Humbling to say the least.
DDs and I had a boatload of errands to do today, so I haven't slept yet. I had spruced up my wardrobe with "business casual" thinking I was going to the daytime in the parks, but I've landed in "professional", so am having to shop again for appropriate clothes. I don't enjoy that.
We also bought paint for our new house. I've decided to DIY it so I got everything we needed at Sherwin Williams on sale for a boatload less than what I would have to pay someone to do the work. I'm going to beg the builder to let me in before the carpet goes down so we can paint, but if he won't, it's not the end of the world. I've done it before (for a living).
Funny story about the paint: I'm the kind of color-chooser that is "I know it when I see it". Very quick, scan, pick. I had an idea what I wanted for my bedroom, so I scanned the color wall, picked up the chip, and read the name: SAFARI. I kid you not. DDs were . I have a gallon of it sitting in my closet right now.
Have I mentioned how so very blessed I am??? (pinch me! no, wait, don't!)
Such a cool place to work, you are very blessed. I have a window, and I do have a view, but nothing like yours!
How neat about the name of the paint color. It is just meant to be. I painted a wall in my office a nice soothing purple, the same as another employee. It does make a difference, instead of all boring white walls, I get a bit of color to brighten up my day since I spend most of my life in that office.
Can't wait to start hearing about the house once they start building on it. Very cool to live in a house where no one else has lived. That has never happened to me. You deserve it. Maybe when I win the lottery I can say the same.
You are blessed, but you are also very deserving. I believe in blessings, but I also believe you took the bull by the horns. Good things happen to good people, I'm very proud of you and the example you've become for others. Great job !!!