Monday, February 15, 2016
I never got my weekend away planned.It is a good thing because I get to make a three hour trek eastward to central Wisconsin to help DD#1 find an apartment. She landed a job! While not exactly her dream of becoming an independent film maker, she will be working with camera in hand, along with editing, sound, and social media for a huge international company. The job involves a lot of travel, something she is familiar with from her grad school experience and her documentary tour. I am so proud of her for not giving up hope, plugging at it, and allowing herself the time to really job search without being in a bad fit of a job while doing so. While she might mot have an apartment secured in time for her February 29 start, we priced a Super 8 in town that could be a stop gap. While it would eat 2/3rds of her take home, for one month, it is better than deferring the job start. She has a friend in the general area that is willing to let her stay temporarily until something opens up, though she would have a bit of a commute in doing so. She has options, and she has lived in worse situations than a budget motel.
DD#2 is sad though, she has loved having her big sister home. Of course I will miss her again, but I admit I will really miss the third driver for all the running and last minute car pooling. One of two adult kids in stable employment. DS is still cobbling together freelance job after freelance job with a car that is living on borrowed time. I'm hoping he gets a bite of something steady soon, and is looking in other fields as well.I can only let out a partial mom sigh of relief.
No office for me today due to the holiday, but I am logging hours. I've not done nearly as much as I should have with my data project, but my eyes are burning looking at minutia of numbers and plotting them on a master grid. The grid will be turned over to someone who will make charts and graphs and all kinds of clever looking infographs. I'll get up early and give it another hour, and then another couple hours at work should finish it up. I'm learning short comings in our reporting software. There shouldn't need to be as much manual manipulation as I am doing. My knee starting feeling a bit better as the day went on. I drank a lot of water this morning as dehydration seems to make my muscles get very sore. I forced myself to do my physical therapy exercises, and rewarded myself with a long hot shower, letting the water pound my sore knee. It is still hurting, but not the eye watering sharpness I went to bed and woke up with.
DD#1 and I hit the 50% off Goodwill sale after dropping DD#2 off. I found a pair of like new jeans, a must purchase after I had another unfortunate incident this weekend with a pair. Not bad though , $4.50 for Lee Riders, boot cut. I took her out for a celebratory latte at Dunn Brothers while we waited for the youngest to get done. She has much to sort out in two weeks, and we're crossing our fingers that there will be some options ready by months end. My day started out rough, but ended well. I can't predict what new thing will come over the horizon, but every now and then I get those days that turn out better than expected.