Working in PR in Manhattan, you always hoped, and kind of expected, that the last-minute urgent team meeting called on your birthday was really happily screaming women and birthday cake. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be surprised by these lovely ladies? This was just a few of us posing for a holiday picture one year.
And this was us at an event with Ty Pennington of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” little did he know I was jonesing for his job…
So, even though I switched careers and cities, I knew I’d get a surprise this year — I just had to, right? Sure my new team was a bit different (see for yourself):
But, I did have one particularly loyal employee:
However, this year instead of a card and cake, my work birthday involved someone breaking into my
new house, the police, stolen copper pipes and me almost crying (but then not, because if an office isn’t an appropriate place to cry, a construction site REALLY isn’t).
So, here’s the takeaway:
1. Copper can be scrapped for over $3/lb
2. It’s very common for these pipes to be stolen out of vacant houses, so invest in a security system 🙂
3. Make sure you fix ALL the locks on the house, and don’t be shocked if a window is broken into (it happened to us twice, but more on that later)