It's Tuesday again which means that it's time for virtual coffee!
I think this week I will be ordering a Chai Tea Latte, since they are my all time fave and I've been drinking way too much coffee as of late. What's it going to be for you?
If we were really having coffee I would probably start out by venting to you. Ready... here goes... I took my car into the mechanic for what I though was a minor problem on Monday morning and it has stayed there ever since (well not really, it has actually moved to transmission specialists) because it seems like there may be a potentially big problem with the gearbox... No Fun. So I've been having to ask Jurgen to drive me to and from work every day, have been hitching a ride to the gym with him and it's looking like he will need to drop me off and pick me up from my night class tomorrow night... poor guy! What would I do without him? :) I just really hope that the gearbox doesn't need to be replaced because that spells a lot of $$$! We'll see and just hope for the best, I'm sure I'll give you an update next week when we meet for coffee.
On the brighter side I would probably mention how great my weekend was and how much fun I had taking the whole of Saturday off and spending some well needed quality time with the Jurgenator (aka Jurgen). I cannot remember the last time we both had a full day to enjoy together and I hope in the future we will be able to set aside more time to explore Johannesburg and visit new places. I would then ask you about your weekend, if you did anything fun and if you've been on any fun trips recently or have any planned.
I would also probably tell you that I am really looking forward to starting my new job. The bulk of my time at my job now is being spent training my replacement, so I am really looking forward to April and the prospect of starting something new :) While I don't want to bore you all too much with the details, in my new position I will be working as a Junior Consultant for a firm so there will be a lot of traveling, different projects and new things to learn, and I think it will be just what the doctor ordered. I would ask you how your job is going, if you're happy where you are and if there may be a new prospects looming on your horizon... I would probably also ask you your opinion on my move and whether you think I made the right choice or whether I am being too risky :)
If we were really having coffee now our mugs would probably almost be empty and it would almost be time to get back to the hustle and bustle that is our lives, but I would first give you another little update on my Grandpa (also see here and here and here). I would tell you that while I had hoped that I wouldn't need to give you any more updates, it's been sort of a roller coaster since I last updated you on his recovery. He's been fighting through all sorts of heart, blood pressure and medication problems since being moved to rehab and so last week he was moved back into a general hospital. They also think he may have had another mini heart attack two nights ago and so we are all hoping that the doctors will be able to figure out what's causing these complications. What's important though is that he is still fighting towards getting back on his feet and we are all optimistic that he will be able to work through these set backs and make a full recovery. If we were really having coffee I would thank you sincerely for all your prayers, positive thoughts and good vibes you've been sending in his direction.
Thanks again for joining me for virtual coffee this week, can't wait to meet again next week!