Week 41 of Unemployment

Awhile back, probably somewhere around week 26 of unemployment, I resigned to the fact that my roses were just not blooming. Not literal roses, silly, but the seeds I planted in my job hunting. I wasn’t even getting rejection letters. I was just not hearing back at all. In the words of Stephanie Tanner, “how…

Week 40 of Unemployment

First things first, my second interview went great. It’s hard to tell where they are in the hiring process. I was interviewing with 3 people who I would potentially work with, but they are not making the final decision. And when I asked questions about the status, they had no idea. The one guy did…

Week 39 of Unemployment

Not a bad week work-wise for me again. I like the new project I’m working on and if all goes well, I’ll have it completed by next week. And good news for the nation. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%, the lowest in nearly 2 years. Not sure what that means since everyone I know…

Our little ski resort

Today is our first day without a houseguest since Feb. 11. Don’t get me wrong, we love guests, but it’s always nice to have the house back to ourselves. Our latest houseguest was a friend of J’s from the Prep, Chris Farley. He works in a school system and was on break, so came up…

Superbowl Sunday!

Happy Superbowl! We’re just sitting here watching the game and commercials (disappointing so far, no?) as well as the Black Eyed Peas’ half-time show (Yippeeeee!) on our sweet 13-inch TV. Our 27-incher (which we understand isn’t even that big) finally kicked the bucket for good and we are not in a position to be buying…

Week 34 of Unemployment

Week 34 was really depressing and another roller coaster, but, by now, I’ve had such a fun weekend full of ballroom dancing, swimming and dinner with friends (followed by live pond hockey and a spaghetti benefit dinner for a friend today) that I have pretty much forgotten about it. Still, I owe my readers my…

911 in da woods

If we are ever in the woods together, rest assure. I can save you!!! I may not be able to find my way out of the woods, but I can save you … This is thanks to completing a Wilderness First Aid class this weekend. Wilderness First Aid is quite different from regular First Aid.…

Week 33 of Unemployment

Not much to report here. Sent out more resumes to what seems like promising leads, but I think I can already predict the outcome of that! Also heard from the place where I interviewed earlier this month. They are expanding their search and conducting more interviews. I think that means that I’m not getting a…

J, the good samaritan

We are getting pounded with winter weather these past few days. It’s lovely, but not so much for driving. And today J got to pay it forward. Twice. On his drive to work this morning, he saw a car stuck in a snowbank after swerving and hitting a telephone pole. So he pulled over, hooked…