Monday, January 19, 2009
Okay, my old keyboard totally grossed out my sister-in-law. The A and S keys are totally gone. Yes, those are holes in the keyboard and the other picture shows keys where the letters are rubbed off. If you sit at my computer, you better know your keyboard by touch and not sight. And, you can't see it, but there are other keys that are slowly getting worn down and will soon look like the A and S keys.
I sit at my computer probably 8 to 10 hours a day five days a week, sometimes six. You would think I would be a great typist by now, but I suck. I am constantly having to backspace. (I'm surprised that key is not totally disintegrated.) I always tell everyone if they want to get ahold of me, the best way is through e-mail. My daughter can type like a bat out of hell. I am always jealous watching her type.
I have been doing medical transcription for almost 12 years now. I love what I do. It is a challenging job but sitting on my arse all the time is starting to drive me nuts. I work at home in a bedroom converted to an office. I get to work in my jammies all day long. Sounds good until you open the door at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and people look at you strangely. It takes me a minute to realize I am still in sweats and t-shirt and looking pretty mangy. They probably cannot figure out how the divorced lady can stay home all day long and obviously do nothing. I wish I knew what they thought I did for a living~!
I have head phones on my head probably a good 6 hours a day and my glasses have made an indent on the my temple area from being squished against my head day after day. I have a sign on my door that says to "Please Ring the Doorbell" because I never hear people knocking on the door.
I have managed to avoid carpal tunnel because I do these really goofy looking exercises during the day. It really is nice working alone sometimes. I have an exercise I do that you probably did as a kid making fun of the kid who wore glasses. You know making your fingers in the shape of glasses and putting them over your eyes. You can do all kinds of things you could never do in a workplace. I cannot imagine having a boss again. But never say never I guess.
I get to be on the internet all day long because it is a great research source. Just today I had to look up myxopapillary ependymoma, intraoperative monitoring, etc. The downfall, of course, to having such easy access to the internet is being distracted. Casey makes fun of me saying, "Look a bright shiny object!" It is so true though. What has made it really bad recently has been this blogging! I want to play all day long doing just this and looking at other people's blogs and researching stuff to write about.
I know JuJuBees will enjoy the pictures.