The weather remains unusually warm and mild. And, that's good for me: not having fired up the heat (outdoor wood furnace) yet. No need for it. Even the fires built in the Kalamazoo (stove in the middle room) each night when I get home are a thing of the recent past. The down side to the warmth is the insane hatch of cluster flies everyone is fighting this fall. They're the worst anyone has seen. For me, it's a toss-up which room to have the long-armed vacuum and ladder in . . . too bad it can't be everywhere at once! For the past few days, I've been focusing The Great Suck Up in the bedroom, but I'll move it all to the kitchen today. It's just so gross to have a constant buzzing sound be the background noise in there. BLECH! I can't wait for the cold weather to eradicate them . . . and then wash the windows!
I haven't heard a thing back re that secretarial job. And, since interviews were supposed to take place today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, I don't have high hopes. The woman I was e-mailing about it seemed SO excited for me to apply . . . but, since I've heard nothing from the hiring committee, I'm guessing it was an internal, already-decided deal that she wasn't privy to . . . until after her conversations with me. I think I'll shoot her off an e-mail, though, just inquiring. Matter of fact, I'll do that right now. Hang on. Okay, done.
I also responded to an ad for seasonal fish-processing work . . . and didn't hear a thing back from THAT! Wahhhhh, nobody wants me! I'm sure many of you are saying, "Fish processing?! You should be GLAD you didn't hear back!" But, no, it's a good paying gig (or so I've heard - don't know for sure yet), and I'd love to learn how to do this stuff by hand. A dying art, and all that rot. Okay, follow-up e-mail sent there now, too.
And, still trying for a licensed kitchen, I contacted one of the local motels that supposedly has a new kitchen that isn't being used . . . but I haven't heard back from THEM, either! Follow up e-mail now sent to them, too.
I responded to a well-known local business looking to redesign their website, as well. No response. BUT, the owner is not what I'd consider the most organized nor a timely responder, so that lack of communication doesn't surprise me.
On the up side, I did sell an item on eBay last night for just over $50, so that's better than a kick in the head . . . but it's all, overall, still frustrating. I am going to get another listing or two up on eBay today, though, and having items there to sell does provide a cheap thrill when you check them to see what the bids are up to. Gotta get my excitement somewhere, huh? ;) 'Course, then there are the items that don't garner a single bid . . . !
Oh, and one more "up", I finally got a full rack of cards into the office of my realtor friend (who let me display a good number of my large pieces there in his foyer) on Saturday. I'd planned to have that all together in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Ha! 'Course, maybe if I trick myself into believing that I meant Memorial Day Weekend of 2012 instead of 2011, I can say that I'm ahead of schedule! You know that old saying, "I'm so far behind I thought I was 1st!" Yup, that's me!
|I had to come up with a payment box - that's the brown thing next to the card rack - so customers could slip their cash/checks in there w/o having to bother the realty office receptionist to pay.|
I'm "reading" (audio) a really good book right now: 'One Thousand White Women' by Jim Fergus. It's fiction but written in a non-fiction journal form. Where would I be w/out my audio books?! They're what keep me sane during all these stressful times. Although, sometimes they lead to stress: I've COMPLETELY lost one of the cassette tapes to a long-ago listened-to book, and the library's replacement value for it is $69.00. In the meantime, I'm racking up late fees and am unable to check out any more items until I've either returned the missing tape or paid the replacement fee. So, an even MORE in-depth (than what I've done so far) search for it is on the docket today. Maybe I'll find my cellphone-to-charger cord at the same time! (I had to buy a new one after that disappeared.)
My list for the day only has 9 things on it. I could spend HOURS on a few of the tasks, but, hopefully, by the end of the day, I'll have spent SOME time on all of them.
So, what are YOU currently stressing about? Tell me, so I can know we're all under unreasonable pressure right now. ;)
Update: just got this response (very nice of her to do so) re the secretarial job.
We had 14 applicants and have narrowed it down to 4 and are starting interviews tonight. If those 4 don't work, we narrow again and set up interviews. I am sorry you didn't make the first 4, but things could change . . . will keep you posted and send out an email if and when we do fill the position tonight.