Four Peaks in snow

Friday, September 13, 2013


This has been a week of pondering options. A job agent (automated bot that scans job positions and sends me ones that meet the criteria I've set) sent me notice that a job back on the Honduras contract I had wanted is now open. I've stayed in contact with my former boss, and I've been talking to him. There are good and not as good points about both going back and staying here. I'm pondering.

I am on the cusp of going back to MO and getting my things in storage there. For the first time since I drove off from Nashville in the big moving truck with my Jeep hitched on behind I am close to having everything I own in one place. As such I'm working on getting the new place ready for the huge influx of just stuff. For the past few days this has taken the form of measuring the space in the bedroom, the air mattress, and comparing all of it to the IKEA catalog. For $500 I can build a base for the mattress with storage, and have the alcove filled with drawers. This should go a long way to storing all my clothes. This morning I'm looking at the card balances and my paycheck, and I'm thinking that cardboard boxes and the mattress on the floor aren't so bad.

I met a fellow blogger and her husband for lunch 2 days ago. Judy of Judy's Quilts and Things (see sidebar) and her husband moved to Phoenix recently. We spent the time talking mostly about yarn and knitting while her spousal unit sat patiently nearby. It is nice to feel like I know someone local now outside of work. I had met another online-only friend when I first moved here as well. I have yet to have a bad experience when meeting bloggers or people I only know through message boards on line. Everyone has pretty much been the way they come across when they write. Then yesterday a former co-worker from my time in Honduras was in town and we met and talked for over an hour. I ran my ideas about going back and he weighed in on his point of view. It was good to sit down with someone I've known for a few years and really talk and catch up on what's been happening with friends from down there. All in all a much more social week than normal.

Temperatures are starting to get down into a range I can tolerate for more than just a few minutes outside. I'm looking forward to getting out and hiking some, as well as travel around the area more. Not a lot else going on, just a lot of pondering my options and trying to make sensible decisions.


  1. I missed your last few posts when I was traveling across country so I'm catching up. Your neighborhood looks almost identical to mine, except we have fewer palms and a lot of crape myrtles and other trees.

    I sort of surprised that you might think about going back to Honduras although it would probably make good financial sense. But now that you are back in the U.S., can you make some good comparisons? I lived out of the country for 3 yrs (Ireland) and was never so glad to get back - don't think I'll ever use my passport again.

  2. If I remember correctly, you were quite relieved to be back in the States. You had some uncomfortable feelings while down there. Are you sure you want to go back???

  3. I enjoyed our visit, also, and I hope we can arrange for another one. Hubby enjoyed our brunch even if he didn't say much.

    I'm glad you got to discuss your ideas with someone who actually knows the situation in Honduras. I'm sure he gave you some food for thought. I'm no help with sensible decisions; I'm a go with my gut instincts and deal with the chips wherever they fall kind of person. Makes for some interesting experiences sometimes. ;>)

  4. I'm think'n that if'n you are think'n bout move'n all you stuff to Phoenix, ya need to stop think'n bout go'n back to Honduras. And if'n you are think'n bout go'n back to Honduras, ya need to stop think'n bout move'n all your stuff to Phoenix.

    Options are always good!!!!

  5. through me for a loop there!

    I guess when you decided to move back to the States I figured it was for good.

    Only you can decide what is best and I hope you come to the decisions that best suits your interests.

    Good luck.