I'm still waiting to hear back from my new boss about my official start day. The background check takes some time, he said, and with it being a holiday weekend this past weekend, it pushed it back even further. This is fine. I'm not in any hurry, and he needn't change around his entire schedule just to start me a couple days earlier than is convenient for him.
We've been experiencing some severe weather around here for the past couple of weeks. Fortunately, the rain has beaten down the wildfires, and they are mostly under control now from what I understand. Two nights ago the wind was so fierce it sounded like something was trying to push through my garage door. I lost power a couple of times, which isn't easy considering the electrical lines in the neighborhood are buried (but the ones out at the main road are above ground). I keep some supplies and my personal essentials in the closet at night in case I hear the sirens and need to run for cover (or roll out of bed as it were). It hailed last night about 3am, but I don't see any damage to windows or the roof, and my car is kept all snug and tidy in the garage.
My garden continues to grow. I should have some radishes of a decent size soon enough, and the bibb lettuce is taking off. I still don't have any strawberries, but there are blooms on one of the ten plants. There are also flowers on the zucchini, cucumber, both tomato plants, and some of the pepper plants. Maybe I should fertilize them. I haven't done that so far.
I've had a few wolf spiders in the house, and they surprise me, though I don't mind them so much. They are not poisonous to humans, and they are helping keep the insect population down. Still, they can be about 3 inches long, and that's not something I want to greet me without warning.
I have a question for you: I have a goodly number of framed certificates and awards from my former company that are sitting in boxes. I'm trying to get everything unpacked and in a good place. Should I hang those certificates and awards in my office, or should I pack them away now that I have moved on from that company?