I started work on a real project at Tele2 on Thursday (no longer on the bench). I am testing a new DSL product they will be offering. I work directly with an American and a good team of people.
Other than working with really nice people there, one cool thing I found out on my first day is that the Tele2 manager for whom I am working was an exchange student in North Carolina. His wife was also an exchange student in Tennesee. They are both traveling to the US tomorrow morning and doing some hiking in the Appalachian mountains. I found this out on Thursday - the day that I started. The funny thing was that on the way to work that very morning I spoke to a lady on the S-Bahn and because of my accent she asked me where I was from. She then told me that she was an exchange student in the US many years earlier and had just called her host mom last Sunday for her host mom's 70 birthday -- crazy to think about being 70.
It was a good day. There are a lot of good days. There are a lot of hard days, but that's just part of moving I guess. Just have to keep going. Still no house yet, but things are moving along and I think we'll find something soon.
One other totally crazy thing is that I fly to Sweden to meet with the Tele2 development team next Wednesday thru Friday. I knew the development team was in Sweden, but not that I would fly there four days after starting. Crazy thought!?!?! :-)
Oh, yea. We have a Landline phone number. That's cheaper to call us now.
5 weeks ago