As I’m lately wont to do, my day can be pretty much summed up in my title. As in, I worked with dogs today. 🙂 That’s not strictly true as I did do something pertaining to horses. Nevertheless, my immediate supervisor and I got to work together today. She’s very knowledgeable and I hope I don’t sound like a total moron in front of her. We received a batch of dissection dogs and what happens with these dogs is that they are essentially steeped in embalming solution which keeps them preserved. This embalming solution is really pungent and some students are even allergic to them so I/we had to rinse off the embalmed dogs (we started with 8) water and stored them in provided plastic bags. I anticipate finishing the task tomorrow (about 30 more dogs to go) along with help from a 2nd year student who will be my muscle arm. I tell you, these animals are heavy. I’m definitely going to have to put on a pound or two just so I can do my job. I already got semi-ordered to “put some meat” on by my immediate supervisor. I’m working on it. lol.
In the meantime, I’m still trying to see the best way to set up my office. I would definitely love for pictures of my family to be around although I won’t go too crazy. I need to take advantage of Georgia’s tax free week (beginning today) and stock up on school supplies i.e. calendar, organizers, etc. Matt has done well in his summer class and I know he will be able to handle the workload during the school year. Given his computer usage at home, I am convinced that he will need a laptop in order for him to get his work done. We can afford a laptop that is $800 and under. I would go out and get it for him right away if not for the fact that it will sort of be unplanned and hence will need to be put on the credit card. If I had a few more months, I could definitely save up for it. I’ll update on what we have decided later.