This will be a short post – our Internet connection is even more tenuous in our new trailer and I have much work (and hopefully a shower) ahead of me tonight. But I wanted to share some exciting news! I have been offered, and have accepted a part time job in my field with a small local firm! I go in tomorrow to sign paperwork and get started. This is the firm I interviewed with back in May and then again in June. I will be doing work in the environmental field where I’ve spent 25+ years of my career, returning almost 2 years to the day after being laid off due to the lack of work following the slowdown in construction projects. I’m thrilled and very excited to get back to work, and also a bit stressed as we have not been able to completely move out and clean the old trailer or have it hauled off (and that was supposed to happen yesterday). I suspect I will be paying double rent. That’s another worry – my part time (15 hours a week) salary will be less than our unemployment check and I’ve exhausted my bank account with this move since nearly everything has exceeded my very frugal budget. On the one hand we have a nice new home (although currently cluttered with our possessions as there is less storage in this bigger trailer and both the closet and pantry are useless until we have new floors/shelves installed) but on the other I’ve spent everything on this and now face a reduction in income. And, (ok, this is minor) I have nothing to wear!! Aside from my interview outfit which I splurged on a few months ago. I’m both very excited and hopeful – if I do well, and bring in new work for this firm I can hope to move up to full time in three months and we can start to make our way on to firm ground. I hope the work is there to bring in.
Thank you all for your support and best wishes and compliments on our new home. We are all exhausted and hot (no AC in the new trailer and it’s been a very hot day) and the kids are a little (to say the least) cranky and tired of the moving process so it is nice to log on and read your comments. I hope you will stay tuned for the next chapter in the boxcarkids saga!