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Update

Aug 2009
25

I need to update more often.  Things have been sucking lately so I haven’t been.  Though, that’s not really an excuse since some people actually like to read that kind of stuff.

Filed for unemployment today.  I hope I’m not on it long.  It’s going to help, not sure how much yet, but hopefully enough.  The more this goes on,  (I know it’s only been one day officially without a job) the more I feel like I need to stop focusing on Columbia and cut my losses.  I love my house, but there are more jobs elsewhere.   And even though I’m applying in several places, there is mainly one I keep thinking about, the Twin Cities.

I think I’m actually missing them more and more.  I know that life would be difficult.  Cost of living is higher, have to sell the house, buy a new one, etc.  But, I don’t know…

At least I wouldn’t have to be too hot.  :)

Basically, I’m open to whatever the Universe is willing to give to me.  I’m actively working trying to open avenues for the Universe to toss something at me, I’m not layin’ on my butt.  :)  If your listening Universe, A winning Powerball would be nice…

It does seem like the Universe is setting something into motion.  Chelsea missed the signup date for the start of school so she gets to spend this “time off” that I have with me.  If I were to get a job that didn’t start for a few weeks or a month, and I was guaranteed, like in writing, we could theoretically go on a mini-vacation.  I would have my lump sump vacation money in hand from work, both of us would have time available, it just seems like the thing to do.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  Me, I’m just hoping for something


New Job, New Computer, Nice case.

Oct 2009
21

So yeah, new job.  Oh yeah, I lost my University of Missouri job.  Grant money ran out.  That was a very hectic time.

I lost my job on August 28th, 2009.  After applying like mad to every position I was remotely qualified for I finally got a job at Bright Tree and started on September 28th, 2009.  So very lucky in this economy.

This has the potential to turn out to something really awesome.  As B said, “even if it doesn’t, it will definitely make a story.”  Or something to that effect.  They just got an SIBR NIH grant for phase one.  This apparently is a message to venture capitol people to invest heavily, so this is set to blow up really soon.  (In a good way 😉   )

So, yeah, I have a new job.  :)  It promises a definite raise at 90 days (pending performance), another at 365 days, and potentially even more when when something happens.  (I can’t say anything about it yet, you know)

One good thing: New computer!  Macbook Pro 15″

One bad thing:  Crappy Insurance.  *sigh* I sure hope we get the public option…

In related news, I just got a Speck case for my new computer (Bert by the way), I’ll have pics soon, but it’s awesome.  :)

Completely distracted by ‘How I Met Your Mother’, done.


Packing

Oct 2010
22

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I’ve started packing. Well let me rephrase that. I’ve started the packing of stuff I’m taking with me to MN.
Chelsea and I have been packing up the house for the last week or so.
But now its even more final.

I’m going to miss our friends. But even more than that, I’ll miss Chelsea. I know we’ve done this before, but it doesn’t make it fun.

I am looking forward to the new job though, that and I enjoy telling people that I work for American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio.


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