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I finally got a job! It’s temporary, but that is the easiest way to get into this company. They love hiring their permanent employees from their temp pool. I’ve had my eye on them for years, even before the layoff – I just never had a reason to really get started applying there.

However, I still haven’t found the ONLY existing copy of my mom’s memoirs. She thinks she may have taken it to Cuba on her last trip. She emailed her brother to check and will be checking herself when she goes again soon.


Once more unto the breach, my friends…


Everything can be a learning experience. I’ve been at the new job for a month now. It’s a variation on what I had done for 15 1/2 years, with sales thrown in for some variety (call center). I’m getting decently good at this sales bit, but it is not for me at all.

My issues with inaccurate information coming from a certain sector of management aside, I like being able to get out on time (or as close to it as possible), not getting stuck at work for an extra 30/40 minutes with a long call/order coming in at the last moment.  

There are other relatively minor irritations that aren’t bad on their own and no big deal to tolerate, but combined with the two mentioned above – they wear thin.  

The job search has begun anew.  

Time to follow the yellow brick road again…

Still here!  :)

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Unemployment has left me with the time, but very little desire, to write. I’m getting back into to the swing of things, though. Hopefully, the interview I have coming up in a couple of days will go well. If not, I’m (most likely) off to unarmed security guard training.
I’m trying a bit of an experiment with my next few posts. I’ll be using writing prompts from this neat little book I found – “642 tiny things to write about” by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. I hope y’all like what I come up with.
See you soon. Same Bat-time, same bat-channel.