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.