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Howard Hughes isn't just an eccentric dead guy.

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Nov. 19th, 2016 | 01:00 pm

His name is also slapped on our overwhelmed property management.

I spent all five days of this work week at the Suburbs Office. In a fun twist, the elevators were out of service from midday Wednesday through midday Friday (supposedly "stuck in fire response mode") and we are located on floors 6 through 9. So I used the stairs when I didn't have to carry a lot of stuff and the freight elevator otherwise, and it was a somewhat fun adventure. The building management people* surely disagreed. There was also a whole lot of eating from either random catering on the full days, the Smelly Deli**, and a new-to-me pizza place where I got the best pizza I can remember in years. Seriously so amazing. I will be doing more stair runs to offset those calories on future visits.

The occasion for being there all week was prepping to be a trainer for Big Project. 3 of the 4 of us got what we needed for sure, so the actual training (scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving) is more likely to go well. I never did get to almost any of my regular tasks, though, so that'll make the coming short week kind of disastrous.

Anyhow, once I got home I walked to Trader Joe's to shake off the horrid car commute home. Bought all the ingredients for this recipe for less than 10 bucks. Then I cooked, had dinner, and still have two more servings for the weekend. Today it is 70 degrees again, so I'll be out the door to run/train for next week's 5K soon, then back here to watch Michigan-Indiana. Second to last regular season game already! Where has the time gone. :/

* Long digression: The founder of my company also developed the whole suburb by scooping up farmland under the guise of multiple shell companies back in the 60s. The portfolio in the "town center" where our office is located is now part of the Howard Hughes Company, and they are now finally filling in much of the superfluous open space that no one ever used. It's a lovely place, but good luck getting around on transit.

** There is a cute deli in our HQ building that has great and cheap food, and they are the nicest people you'll ever meet. But their bacon grease odors waft up the elevator shafts every morning and smell really stale and unpleasant by the time they reach us near the top of the building. These elevator shafts have a lot of influence on my work experience, apparently.

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 20th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)

It sure didn't last long. Currently the temp is 45, headed for a low in the 30s tonight. :(

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