I seem to go from slump to slump. That's one reason I don't blog much for long periods of time. I learned from going back and reading diaries of mine over the years that they all sounded the same, trying to get housework one, trying to find a job, being low on energy. So, I quit writing about most of that kind of stuff. I do still live it, though. Just fill in the blanks with that stuff when I don't write here.
I am having some strange feelings of having done something right. My old job in WA is going (ummm, can't really use the term I was about to type in a family-friendly blog...), it's going away. It will most likely re-emerge after the President signs a new budget, but under a new company. My old company lost the contract. So, all my friends on the old contract are lost in limbo. Meanwhile, I am... working. Still pulling a paycheck. This is backwards. I'm the one who is always scrambling to fill the gaps between paychecks and jobs. This is where I feel badly that knowing that leaving the US (even though I work for a US company on a US installation) was the best thing I could have done. I'm still amazed that I actually did it. Not like me at all. I am thankful that I will have my next paycheck (I'm assuming that the budget crisis doesn't affect us... guess I should check) and that it will pay off the second credit card, leaving me with 2 to go.
No electricity here yesterday, which was strange. One of the reasons I stay here in the hotel is that they have backup electricity. The air conditioning may not work when the town electricity goes off, but everything else does. I had to use my backpacking stove to make my second cup of coffee. I found some things in the camping gear I had been looking for, and was amazed at how much I stumbled while using the stove. Way out of practice. So that part was all good. It wasn't too hot, and if I'd needed to get online (which I finally did to talk to Mom on skype) I had 3 laptops charged up and a Tigo stick (usb cell network) and really had no issues. Electricity came back on right after I ordered a delivery pizza. So all went well.
Today I can finally get to the scanning that I tried to do a week ago. Drivers now downloaded, electricity on (for the printer/scanner). Time to get moving on that stuff that I keep putting off.