Sunday, March 13, 2011


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.


  1. I think we all go through slumps, we would not be human if we did not. Maybe you are feeling guilty that you have a job but that your friends lost theirs. But that is not your fault.

    You moved to a different country, are trying to assimilate a different culture and language so it's good to know that things are going well for you. You deserve it.

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