Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Unemployment Day 22

No luck on the search, but then I haven't really tried either. I'm currently building a couple computers for some people, and that makes a few bucks, but when I left my previous job, I lost my tools too. So, I'll have to order a new set. Spent the last few days helping my parents move to Yuba City only to discover that there is a hole in the roof and they have to get it fixed first before anyone can move in. Great. In the meantime I had to sleep on a couch under a cold, drafty window. I now have a cold. Yay.
I have already tried looking for work on the internet and the local school districts, but no luck. Next, I'll drop by the local banks and see if they need any computer repair-persons (God, I hate being PC). Other than that my milk went out of date. I usually drink it a few days after the spoil date, but after my absence at my parents' place it went more than a few days. I hate throwing away half a gallon of milk. I can never seem to drink or use it faster than time will allow. What a waste of money and milk.
My landlady just hooked me up with DirecTV. I love it! I surf more channels now than ever, plus the XM satellite radio stations are cool. In fact, I'm listening to the 70's station while I am typing this. Anyway, I'll keep you all posted as to my ongoing boring life. Viszlat!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Unemployment Day 8

Looks like I got everything under control so far.
Got my Honda fixed. Got my final paychecks, emptied out my 401(k) (of which I only invested one year), and living the life of Riley.
Cleaned my room, got my hair cut, stocked up with enough food for the winter, and now The Search.
I'm not really worried, if worse comes to worst I can always join a staffing agency. It's just that I have never been able to do nothing for about 8 years. It feels good.
I actually caught myself saying "You're very welcome" to strangers. I helped a kid get a shopping cart out of the rack yesterday. I redirected a line in the bank to its proper direction. Things I would not have done two weeks ago.
Take away a man's job and he improves??

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

It Is Accomplished

Well, sorry for the delay in getting to this blog. But I have been busy. As in I have completed my 6.5 year stint with my job. My last day was yesterday, Election Day here in California. I didn't vote. I should have. But finalizing my departure from my job took up the whole day.

What to do now? Well, I have saved enough to get by. But I have to act quickly or else I'm homeless and my credit rating will be shot.

It was a tough decsion. But I am elated with the great burden that has been taken off of me. Now I intend to take it easy. See some sights. Have a social life once again and make the most of it. It is a rare time for me. Let's see what this adventure offers me....