orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (George + Nerd)
Today is my last day of work this summer with the Army Corps of Engineers. I have to turn in my super-high-tech badge and everything. I had kinda hoped I could keep it. XD It has my fingerprints! But, for obvious reasons, I must part ways with it. 
Kind of an anticlimactic end to it all - my boss is out of town this week and my cubemate is off on vacation. So here I am, all alone, looking thorugh boxes of microfiche because nobody wants to field me a project on my last week. XD Woo!

Something cool happend, and I felt gleeful the rest of the day.  I helped someone! With my boss gone out of town I am, by sad default, the cultural expert on site. This mostly makes me giggle.  But yesterday I got to be useful! One of the project managers came to me wanting to know how to proceed on a project  because one of the maps had pinged a potential historic building in their project area.  And I got to go "oooh! You should call the SHPO office and have them send you the files for that township and range" :D  I felt important, even though it was a decidedly simple piece of advice. XD I got a rush from it. And that has to be a good sign for my choices in life, right?

In other cool news, I called the MN State Archaeologist to chit-chat about grad school. He's an adjunct prof at the U of MN and was amazingly helpful in understanding what makes a good CRM program and how important they are. :) Plus, I talked on the phone to the freaking State Archaeologist about my ~future.  It was awesome.

All in all, I am feeling wonderful.  I have a direction, a place I want to be, something I want to do with my life, at least for now.  It won't make me rich, but since when have I wanted that? All I want is to someday own a house and be financially independent. I want a two bedroom place so I can have an ~art studio, and I want a porch. That is all I want out of life. :)

Also, packing to go back to school. Crap. *wallows under boxes of shit*


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