I got a small raise and a good bonus yesterday. Plus they agreed to get me a dedicated parking slot in the garage, so I guess they aren't planning on getting rid of me anytime soon. Feels really good, especially since I hadn't heard anything in months. I spent 4 months putting together my presentation and nagging my department head and HR to get back to me. So after 2 months of no response, I figured they didn't plan on doing anything but also didn't have the guts to tell me to my face. So when the department head walked in and gave me a sealed envelope yesterday, I was very pleasantly surprised. In this economy, any positive progress is great. I am trying to soak up the good feeling and not let eeyore back in for at least a few days. Mrs. Hold gave me a big hug and told me to go buy something for myself to celebrate. Mostly I want to pay off debt, but I might get myself a new car radio. Right now between the mp3 player and the Sirius radio and the gps unit, my front seat and dashboard are a tangle of wires.

Anyway, had to share the good news with you guys.

When you can see it coming, duck!