I am female, a woman 'of a certain age' who is still trying to decide what I want to do when I grow up.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I sit down and drink coffee and play on the computer. The desktop computer that will be shipped. Oh, guess I better pull a backup of it as there is no guarantee that my things will actually show up at the other end. Trying to figure out timing all this, so I'm not left with my clean underwear in a different country than I am. The short answer to this is that I can just replace anything I have for not a lot of money. There are stores on each end of this trip. My friend here has said that I can crash on her couch in the time between when my stuff (to include my bed) is shipped and when I leave. Hopefully that will only be one night, but who knows.
And so it begins.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Turn the Page
So, now I spend time truly packing, sorting, etc. I am not so inclined to donate as much, but that may change. I'm still processing events. My first inclination is to just ship all my stuff back, doesn't cost me anything to ship it as it's covered in my relocation. I've got time to figure this out. My back of the envelope plans at this point have me looking to be back in the States this time next week. Everything isn't just in jello, it is written in flowing water at this point. I look around and, well, I'm not real motivated. When I don't have to go in to work tomorrow I will be happily motivated to get home.
I should be feeling something. I will, once I get started. Dang, this is a lot of stuff to figure out suddenly. Prayers requested. I'll get though it. And I'm still going to Las Vegas. The flight is already paid for and the lodging is free. I'm thinking that the change of scenery will help me get my legs back under me.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I removed a couple of blogs from my blog list, sadly, as the writers had passed on from this world. It made me sad to see them at the bottom of the list, no longer to be updated. I have this weekend added a few more. A lot of times I troll other bloggers blog lists, and if I find myself spending as much time clicking off their list as I do my own I figure it is time to add those blogs to my own list. I do have an eclectic (thank you spell check) list as my interests are fairly wide ranging. I am mostly following full time RV'ers, though, as that is where I hope to end up.
Last weekend was a 3 day weekend, and I spent it in Teguc at the InterContinental. The casinos were very, very good to me. Here's hoping that the trend continues while I'm in Las Vegas. I have that RV lifestyle to fund, you know. I was double upgraded at the hotel since my original upgraded room was not yet ready when I arrived. My special front desk guy showed up and suddenly I was on my way to the Jr. Suite on the top floor. Separate living room with it's own guest bathroom, both a glassed in shower and a sunken tub off the large bedroom. Have I mentioned that I will miss this part, being one of the 1% while paying discounted rates?
Being away last weekend set me up needing to spend this weekend cleaning and mopping and doing laundry and ironing. Something seems to have happened to the geckos. I'm wondering if my upstairs neighbor putting out poison for the ants got to the geckos. I haven't heard them in a few days and they are usually fairly noisy around sunset. I also have been invaded by the big ants. I don't kill them intentionally, but I do encourage the spiders to do the natural thing. My floors looked like Armageddon (again, thanks spell check)with dead ants everywhere. Again this morning is more of the same after a day of sweeping them up yesterday. I, myself, have avoided the use of poison out of concern for the geckos.
I am pulling things out to donate as I pack for my trip. I'll take two suitcases to Mom's, planning on leaving one in storage. The box of glasses did get taken in to a co-worker rather than packed away. It is a start. I am excited about 5 days in Las Vegas, time in the US, alone, to do what I want when I want. I do admit that I'm kinda hoping to fund that RV lifestyle while I'm there. A girl can dream.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Logjam breaks open
The Jeep is paid off. So are the credit cards. I'm (almost) FREE!!!! The house is still a stumbling block, but so far it's one I can afford until it is sold. I'm packing things up in anticipation. Some things I pack, and then upon consideration decide to just donate them here. I should set a limit of 'if I can replace this for under $25 once I'm back, I just donate it here'. As much stuff as I have, both here and waiting for me in my storage units back in the States, it's not like I'm in any danger of doing without anything.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
It is a New Year
I'm on late shift this week, covering for a vacationing co-worker. That means at least 2 hours of nothing to do except keep the light on and sit by the phone while at work. No reason not to get the resume out there. Here's hoping.
Hope you all have a great 2013.