I didn't come up from San Antonio, but the cats and I made it to Amarillo without a hitch. It was an easy drive on Saturday. I even made it in time for dinner with the grandparents.
Sunday, I spent in Sunray with the other grandparents. It was great.
My internship started on Monday. I am just going to say it now... I love what I'm doing. I have had so much fun the past three days working at the Court Reporting firm. I've done depositions for an assault case. I've done depositions from a car accident. I've done a failure to pay depo. Finally, today I got to go to court and sit in on a drug case. I'm doing everything the official reporter for each of those jobs is doing, but it "doesn't count" for anything. It is a total blast getting to see that I really can do it. I can actually write and it hasn't all been for naught. I am getting probably 90% of what is being said and I'm getting most of the parentheticals like marking exhibits, lawyers speaking in colloquey, etc. I really love it. I get to be in everyone's business and (eventually) get paid for it.
I did get some rather upsetting news today, though. The firm owner who was going to hire me in January to do either proofreading/scoping or as a reporter won't be able to hire me. The contract she thought she had fell through. The judge decided that he wasn't going to contract the job afterall. It's a bummer. Especially since, if the Boss decides to close the office I'm currently working in and I'm not done with school in September, I'm totally up a creek without any paddle! But (positive self-talk alert) since I am going to qualify and I am going to pass the test in September, I shouldn't be unemployed for long. I hope.