I heard from the folks at MHP mid-day Wednesday saying that the employment letter that I thought went out last week went out that day. I also got a message Thursday saying that my first day will start with four hours of training at the Government Center on being a County employee. I'm guessing this is orientation for the benefits as well as covering any particular policies and such. All that will be confirmed in the employment letter which I expect in the mail Friday or Saturday. All the info on the orientation is on the county web site, though, so even if it's delayed, I'll be all set.
My friend sweetalice here at Merrill went a bit overboard. She brought in the brownies she made for Tuesday's potluck but didn't bring then because she didn't think they were suitable for mass consumption as they tended to fall apart a bit. She also picked me up a 52 ounce bag of milk chocolate M&Ms as a going-away present. That's over three pounds of Ms! Yep, it'll be the people I miss from here.
I'm very excited about starting work on Tuesday!