05 January 2010

Slip Sliding Away

Cornwall is having it fairly mild compared to the rest of the country, but still is prone to frost, snow and ice. When I left for work this morning it was 2 degrees C, but the roads were slippery and while I am still fairly new to the area I am using the main roads but it didn't stop me from having a few hairy moments of my own this morning.

I had a towel over the windscreen this morning, but it wasn't really needed as I said it was sleety snow falling because of the warmer temperatures. No my disaster happened at work, as I sat in the car waiting for 8am (yes I will start leaving a little later, as I don't actually start work until 8.30am) I noticed a van pulling in and turning a little sharply in to a parking space, the women inside said she was sliding towards me (and my car) and it had been a bit too close for her. Nuff said, I thought thinking if she had driven a little slower and more carefully it wouldn't have been a problem.

I picked up my bag, and walked across to the office building, and en-route my feet slid out from underneath me leaving me in a heap on the floor, but luckily enough there was nobody around to view my embarassment. It wasn't a hard fall, but I know my knee will be a bit sore tomorrow where it banged into the pavement. I have to write it up in the accident book, as it happened on work premises but I don't think I need to worry about accident insurance companies at this stage.

Work is proving interesting, and other than not always knowing what I should be doing I seem to be busy enough trying to suss out the systems and databases in use. This morning I managed to access a database and set up some data sources with no information showing me how to do it, even the person who asked me to do the task was surprised that I had managed it. I guess that is what happens with 29 years of experience of IT systems under your belt, you do a fair amount of suck it and see experimenting.


Grumpy Old Ken said...

Ah work, I remember it well! Good luck. you sound far more computer literate than me!

Rach said...

That's kinda how I have got through every job I ever do including this one, I just get on with it and ask for help if I need it..hope the knee is ok tomorrow..xx