I did not get a call to interview for the vet tech job despite my carefully crafted cover letter outlining my wide and lengthy experience caring for animals of all sorts. Nor have I gotten any nibbles on any of the other jobs, both local and distant, that I’ve applied for in the past month, including one that would have been perfect – writer and web content editor for a charity involved with Chinese orphans.
The community college will not be offering medical assisting/front office training this summer due to budget cuts but will resume these classes in the fall. I’m looking into other training programs – for example I thought insurance claims might be an interesting career but there aren’t any local courses and it’s not easy to tell if the online ones are worth the money they charge or even necessary to pursuing the career.
I have developed 2 archaeology workshops that I will present (free) in my 2nd and 5th grader’s classes next month and hope these workshops, and additional ones, might be something our local museum would like to offer at some time. Unfortunately I just learned today that the museum will not be expanding, and therefore will not be likely to be hiring, this summer as they had hoped.
Several people have suggested internet-based work at home jobs and I’m looking at those but not sanguine about finding anything that will really make money. Perhaps I’ll get an ice cream cart and start going to kids sporting events! A new ice cream cart can cost thousands but I did find a website that shows you how to build your own – there’s a project!
Our lease at the mobile home park is up at the end of May – friends have suggested trying to find the money to buy a mobile home (there are a few as low as $15-30k) but until I have job that doesn’t look like a feasible idea. It sure would be nice to have the extra space (and a real refrigerator) and it’s interesting that the lower priced units are the same as a new travel trailer!