Movin’ on up!

A couple of years ago, MEDITECH purchased a new building along rt 128 (aka I-95). On my commute to work, no matter whether I was heading into my usual office in Framingham, or other offices in Westwood or Canton (we have others, but I rarely have occasion to go to them), I’d drive right past the Waltham building on my way. I’ve been in the Framingham building since December of 1995, though I’ve had to make a couple of intra-building moves in those years due to renovations. Around the time the Waltham building was purchased, there was a push to consolidate groups into the same building, which limited my chances of getting moved. But there was apparently enough internal resistance that it didn’t really pan out. So recently, my request, along with one other co-worker in my group, was approved! On Tuesday, I packed up my stuff from Framingham, loaded it into the car:
(Un)Locked and Loaded!
and on my way home, I stopped at the Waltham building and unpacked. I did leave behind one thing in Framingham that I don’t know what to do with — two paper boxes filled with hundreds (at least) of CD’s and DVD’s. If anyone has an interesting art project in mind that could make use of these, let me know…

I used to bike into Framingham on occasion. Generally about once a week in good weather, but not always. Riding out to Framingham is not for the faint of heart — there really aren’t good ways of getting there that follow nice quiet country roads. You’re generally biking along pretty fast highways with a fair amount of traffic, and some of them are rather narrow. So when riding in to work, I would always try to leave early, like around 5:30 to avoid the worst of the traffic. Once we adopted our dog, Sadie, and I had to walk her in the morning, this became essentially impossible. But working in Waltham makes biking to work a viable option again. It’s half the distance, and the roads are not as bad. So on Wednesday, my first full day in the new building, I was able to bike in and bike home! Thursday, I drove, but that was because I had a meeting in Canton. Thus far, I am 1/1 for commuting by bike on days that I am in Waltham for the entire day.