#$%^& Ice!

Dec. 18th, 2016 08:47 pm
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I finally got enough ice off of my car to see by using lukewarm water, and letting the car warm up for a long time with the defrosters on. Still took around an hour. After I got the ice off, I went back inside to thaw my hands and feet, plus change my jeans because I got water on them. I did get my errands run. Except I wanted to pick up de-icer and extra wiper fluid, but forgot because they weren't on my list! $#$%! I am NOT going back out tonight.

I spun out in Dollar Tree's parking lot--apparently they didn't de-ice it--but luckily, I wasn't close to anybody.

I'm daydreaming of Hawaii :)
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I feel like everything that I have to say is redundant. No, I still don't have a job. Yes, I'm still looking. Yes, I'm still working on getting the place organized.

I suppose having nothing to say never stopped me before.

The car is now being fixed. The rental car is a cute Dodge Neon that's fun to drive. The only problem is that I left my parking permit in the Honda, so I have to park the Neon out on the street.

I'm not sure if my air conditioning is working or not. It doesn't seem to cool the place off very quickly. On the other hand, it got really stuffy in here when I turned the a/c off. Either way, I shouldn't run the a/c often. I've turned on my oscillating pedestal fans in the living room and the bedroom. Harlee was really dubious about the fan in the living room, but now she seems to realize that it cools her off. I looked for another fan for the home office, but WalMart didn't have any out yet. Hey, it can get hot in May. It is hot (high 80s and low 90s).

I talked to a recruiter about a job that didn't pan out. Now I'm talking to another one.

I gave away a medium-sized box worth of stuff on Freecycle.

I'm investigating ways of hanging clothes to dry (indoors) instead of drying them in the dryer, but at a cost of 40 cents a dryer load, most solutions have a long break-even point. I did see a picture of a jury-rigged setup in the Tightwad Gazette, but I'm not sure if I'll try it or not.

And yes, I've been reading the Tightwad Gazette before I go to sleep. It's amusing reading and I've learned a few things.
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I thought that the interview went well today. It wound up being conversational in style; there was a lot of give and take on both sides. I seemed to hit it off with the other two writers. All three of us started tech writing in the same year. What are the odds of that? I said, "Oh good, I can admit how many years of experience I have (18 years). I leave it off of my resume so I don't scare people." They really liked my writing samples. I really would like this job.

They're going to interview two more people and get back to me on Tuesday.

In the meanwhile, things are still falling apart around here. On Monday, I found that I had a flat tire. I had a can of Fix-A-Flat in the car. I used it, and it helped. Tuesday, I put more air in the tire, and it seems to be holding the air so far. I don't know if it's really fixed or has a really slow leak. It was a little scary to drive up to San Ramon today on that tire. I told myself that I must must remember to take the cell phone.

It's even scarier that I don't have the money to fix the tire if it needs fixing. Wells Fargo put a two-week hold on a check that I deposited. Why, in this age of computers, does it require two weeks for a check to clear? Mom said that she would help me out. (Thanks, Mom!) Now I can buy oatmeal.

So now I need to finish my homework. This week is the last week of class. I also need to get my act together to sell a couple of guitars. I've been busy working on a writing sample up to this point. I still need to finish the sample, but I was jamming to finish some of it for the interview. (Why are there still not enough hours in the day when I'm not working?)

Right now, I'm wiped out, so I should go to sleep.

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