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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Transition Time

First off, Mom is doing great.  She isn't using any cane or walker.  She is a tad slower than before and she hasn't tried to drive yet.  She has an appointment with the neurologist next Monday.  So far so good.  My Uncle is due tomorrow or the next day for a couple of weeks, so she is busy getting ready for that.

Transition.  I keep trying to figure out the way to phrase this that give is the right tone.  I was not happy at work.  I saw them setting me up.  In the end they were making up stuff to write me up about.  Nothing surprising there.  I am no longer working there.  I am not that unhappy about it.

That said, I have been waiting for a sign of which direction to turn for awhile now.  I've even told some folks I have no idea why I'm still here, in that job, in this park, as it seems like I should have moved on.  So, I am now trying to figure out the next step.  I would have liked to have stayed till the end of the year to have been in shape to retire.  I may do that yet.  Just have to figure out what I want.

I've been getting rid of stuff, sorting and clearing.  Croft and Norma helped me with creating a head shot for my LinkedIn profile.  And interestingly enough, a recruiter send me a connect request today.  I accepted it.  I have not posted the new head shot, I should probably clean up my resume at the same time.  I'm working my way to getting back on days again with my awake/sleep cycle, so deep thought hasn't been my strong suit the past 24 hours.  I'm not in a huge rush.  I'm ok for now.  The primary thing is to move in the direction that gets me where I ultimately want to be.

Some things I realize that I need to put on hold as I have no verifiable income.  I had thought about buying an older RV with a loan, but wasn't going to do that without a lot of looking and thinking about what I want.  At the moment I couldn't get a loan (I assume), so I'm backing away from that for now.  I don't want to pull that much money out of my retirement account right now, even though it would lower my monthly expenses a lot to live in an RV.

The medical stuff is new to me.  For the first time I do actually need to have insurance.  I take thyroid medication.  There is no hurry to actually have my thyroid out, but I do need to go to the doctor on a regular enough basis to keep the prescription.  So, that will be my primary financial challenge, I think.

I'm just cleaning, and sorting, and cooking and eating at home, and thinking.

8 comments:

  1. Great to read your mother is doing well.

    Sorry to read the job didn't last as long as you wanted. I hope you find what you want job wise.

    Give a hug to your mom for me!

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  2. I bought my RV used, but it was still six figures. There are all styles and prices. Shop around and don't forget to use the internet. Go to pplmotorhomes.com just to get an idea of what is selling and what is a good price. I bought my diesel pusher at PPL.

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  3. Sorry to hear that! But things will come together!

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  4. I am sending you good vibes for finding something you enjoy doing, with decent hours, and at a good monetary rate. Looking back at when I lived in an RV it was a lot cheaper to live, but when things go wrong, as they always do, I couldn't fix many of the problems and had to pay for having them done.

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  5. Glad to hear your mother is doing well.

    There is nothing worst than staying at a job you no longer enjoy or feel good work at. Things have a way of working themselves out and I just know that you soon will find something to your liking.

    Best of luck.

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  6. Good luck with moving on in another direction. These things happen for a reason, so make the best of it.

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  7. The company that makes your meds. might be willing to let you have them at a lower cost, just call them and tell them your situation...never hurts to try! Ask your dr. about it.

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  8. I'm catching up on your blog now. Looks like we are nearly in the same situation, old enough to retire but not quite able. I like your style.

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