Saturday, October 16, 2010

Last Day of Work!

In all honesty, we should say "last day of getting paid to work" because we still have plenty of work ahead of us. Preparing a 42 year old boat is certainly not labor free and neither is cruising it. Anyway, Friday the 15th was the last day of our jobs at UCSB.  Christine's co-workers took us out for lunch and bowling and showered her with gifts. She got the food storage containers she's been wanting for the boat (seriously, she's been obsessing about tupperware), balloons, flowers, gift certificates, and cake. It was amazing. I don't think either of us expected such an awesome send off.

After bowling with Christine's group, we went back to campus to wrap things up. Then, at the end of the day, we went and got some beers with my coworkers. It's really bad timing for my group of coworkers and I didn't really expect any celebration at all but everyone who's in town showed up and bought us beers. It was great to see everyone and we're looking forward to hanging out again before we actually leave.

Santa Barbara has never really felt like home for us the way Santa Cruz did for both of us and the way San Francisco was for me but I know we're going to miss our Santa Barbara friends and coworkers. We both feel incredibly fortunate to have had such great jobs while we lived in SB and such great friends and co-workers. I have never worked with a better group of people and Will McClintock is hands down the best boss I've ever worked for.