You’ve Got Mail!

Lots of people are asking us, “can I/we send you something on the trail?” The answer is, yes you can, pleaseandthankyou!! We (translation, I) carefully laid out specific towns where we will plan to pick up packages versus towns where we shop and resupply at the local grocer. Here are some guidelines if you plan…

Cross Training

We did some major spring cleaning through our belongings this weekend to prepare for the arduous task of packing up our lives and dispersing it to several locations. But, we couldn’t let the weekend go by without getting outside and enjoying the sunshine and spring weather (finally). So we went biking with Paul & Kristen…

Local Celebrity Status for a Day

The town is talking … here’s an article in our local newspaper about J’s departure. Something I haven’t mentioned on the blog is that since J gave his notice, there’s talk about changing his position, cutting the hours. J does not want to see that happen. He thought by giving so much notice, they could…

AT FAQ

Lots of questions coming in about our big adventure, so I put together a trail FAQ page. It’s long, but very informative. I can always add to it, so if there is something that needs explaining, let us know! Enjoy your education! What are you doing?We are attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) Southbound…

9 Weeks until the AT!

I am switching up these weekly posts from week 43 of unemployment to 9 weeks until the AT because the focus has now shifted! Holy cannoli, 9 weeks to go!!!! What a big week. As I said, J gave his notice, which was both sad, exciting and scary. We are (translation, I am) making progress…

Week 42 of Unemployment

Busy week again, which included J getting a root canal and an interview on Monday for me. This was for a contract writing project that would start immediately and last about a month. Perfect! The subject matter is Medicare. Did I just make you vomit in your mouth? Sorry! But I love writing about health…

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…