Saturday, October 27, 2012

Well I'd love to say that I have something new on the job front, but I don't. Nothing has come of the interviews I've had. One place called to say that I interviewed really well and it was a really tough decision but they offered it to someone else. This is the story of my life right now. Oh well. It's life I guess. I also got a letter from the unemployment department and apparently my unemployment is running out. Great! I need to call them and figure out what is going on. I guess when it rains, it pours. I need to do homework this weekend. Of course I'm a huge procrastinator and I've waited to the weekend to get my homework done. Oh well. I wouldn't be me if it wasn't this way. Anyway, life goes on. I keep applying for jobs and find things to keep myself busy. Nothing really exciting is going on. It's been sunny and cold here. Although I don't really want to shovel, I'd kinda like snow. I guess on the positive side, I have a training next Saturday and I'm working election day. I'm also going to be getting on a plane to visit Illinois for Thanksgiving. My mom and I are going to go see Les Mis on Black Friday. I'm excited. Stay awesome everyone.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Up too usual

I have to say that not having a set schedule has really messed up my sleep pattern. I have class two days a week and I can still sleep in to probably 8AM and rush and get to class on time. Needless to say that I really need a job, not just for the money, but for the structure. I do best with structure in my life. The interview today seemed to go pretty well. I should hopefully know by Friday. I'd really like to have a job. Hmmmm what else is new. We got some free firewood back on the 7th and so we've been splitting that. I went outside today to see my neighbor out splitting some. He used my ax of course. I have gotten an ax and a chainsaw recently. Wow I really sound Alaskan now. My neighbor and I were talking while he was splitting wood. It's always interesting to talk to him. Sometimes he needs to borrow tools or something and I almost always seem to have it. We both commented on how it was funny that his girlfriend posted on facebook asking if anyone had space heaters and a couple days later a serger or sewing machine. We obviously I have both of those things (well not a serger but I do have a sewing machine). I joked that she just needed to do what he does and text me. He laughed. He had gotten home today and she was working on her Halloween costume (hence the reason for the sewing machine) and asked her where she got the sewing machine from. She said, "Becki." His comment to me was, "You have everything." He said that he feels like they have nothing since there is stuff they need that they don't have a frequently we have it. He joked that we have stuff cause maybe we'll use it for something, which isn't completely true. I can say that I've used all of my tools (except maybe the brand new ones) for something. I only buy things that have a purpose to me. Goodness knows that I already have too many things to begin with. I just don't know what I'd get rid of. I am definitely my neighbors' go to person for tools and such. It's kinda funny. I guess it's a good thing that my parents raised me to have the tools I need and to be self sufficient. (Well right now as self sufficient as I can be while unemployed). I appreciate that my parents have raised me well enough to know that I can solve my own problems without running to people, giving up, without trying to solve it first. Many things can be solved with a conversation (or duct tape). And of course my parents have helped out anyway that they can but I hate asking them for things. I'm not really good at asking for help and that is in direct correlation to my upbringing. I have lots of skills and it's a good thing too, cause who else is going to take care of me. I am woman, hear me roar....(musical interlude on a tuba). When I've dated other guys, they have almost all been intimidated by me. A friend of mine says that it's because they are insecure and immature. I would agree. I'm happy that Bryan is secure enough in himself that my ability to do a lot of different things (and do them well) doesn't bother him. Honestly I think he's glad that I can take care of myself. He takes really good care of me though. Frequently he'll cook for me, apparently I have a look when I'm getting hungry and he knows it. (I'm less than chipper when I'm hungry). We are a pretty good team. We frequently "bounce" ideas off of each other. I'd have to say we compliment each other well. Now don't go thinking that I'm out going on about finding my soul-mate or any other such nonsense. We're a good fit (most of the time) but it's definitely not perfect and like every relationship, it's work. Overall, I'd say our relationship works. (I hope I'm not jinxing myself by putting it in writing). All in all, despite the set backs, life is really good. Yes I'm unemployed, money is more than tight, I've gained a few pounds, and I hate being a student; but, I have so many blessings that it's hard not to be happy. Truly what more do you need than good food, good friends, and a good attitude. It makes life so much better.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

What a month

I'm not sure where to start. It seems like a lot has happened since my last post. We got snow early this year. It didn't last long but it was the end of September when we got our first snowfall. It's snowed a couple times since then but nothing has really stuck. It has made driving places interesting. On Tuesday, there was actually snow on the road, which meant no one could remember how to drive. It took me 25 minutes to 4 miles from my house. It's usually a ten minute drive. That was exciting, NOT! Good thing I left early. We've gotten a new roommate. He moved in at the beginning of the month. He's more social than the last one but still keeps to himself. He's 18 (he'll be 19 on the 10th of November). He seems to be a reasonable person. He goes to work, hangs out with his friends, and does other fairly normal stuff. I don't think I posted about our last roommate leaving. His fiance broke up with him, over the phone, and so he decided to go home to Fairbanks. She broke up with him on a Monday, he told us he was leaving Tuesday, he had moved out Wednesday, and we had people looking at the room within a week and had rented it out several days later. It was all a little crazy. I started a new set of classes this last week. Neither of which are particularly interesting or challenging but that's life. I should have no problem having in A in either of them. I happen to have a 4.0 right now, not that any of you are surprised by that. I'll be done with this program in March, and I can't wait to be done. I hate being a student. As far as work is concerned....I, as usual, have filed out lots of applications and heard pretty much nothing. That was until this week. Monday I got a call asking if I would like to set up a phone interview for Wednesday, yes. Tuesday I got a call about setting up an in person interview on Friday, sweet. After my phone interview on Wednesday I got a call several hours later asking if I was available Tuesday for an in person interview. It's been quite a time. So I've had two interviews this past week and I have one on Tuesday. Woohoo!! I also got my hair cut on Thursday so that it looked a little better for my interviews. In the less exciting news, Wednesday the repair people are coming to do maintenance on the washer and dryer. The dishwasher broke about two weeks ago and I got someone to come out and take a look at it. That got fixed. Thank goodness for buying the protection plan cause otherwise that would have cost me over $100. All over a little piece of plastic that got caught in a tube near the pump. Now the dishwasher is back to working as great as usual. I bought Halloween candy and of course went completely overboard. I have more than enough for probably 100 trick or treaters but I doubt we'll get that many. I could probably give candy to my neighbors to give out to trick or treaters and still have a ton. What can I say. In other news, my birthday party was fun. I got a meat tenderizer, a small tool set, and a gift card for gas. All good things. I think we had about 18 people over. It was a lot of fun. Well I'm hoping that soon I have a job. Maybe something will come out of all of these interviews. Oh and the northern lights picture I took from my driveway. I'm going to finish up some homework and enjoy the sunshine.