I was hired last week to report news for a radio station.
The job was part time, 20 hours a week.
But, it’s 40 – 50 miles each way. Not a wise economical situation for me.
So, I called the manager and quit today. I haven’t heard from him in person yet.
Now, I think if I just stay home, I may save some money.
It’s been a while since I’ve placed any news here, but we’re almost at the end of my time on the blog.
If you’re still reading, then you’ll know that I have found a great place to live in Aromas, Ca. It’s a studio cottage, and in the hills.
I feel blessed to say the least. I’m winding down the editing of the yearlong venture, and hope to get it off to my editor soon.
Best Wishes everyone.
I looked at an apartment building for senior citizens.
It was very nice, and I think it would be practical and a good decision for me.
But, I wonder if I could postpone my readiness for this for another year.
I’ll soon be up for a new lease for the blog, and I’m not going to renew it.
It was useful for the time, but now I’m going full head on with the book I’m writing, and a bit later will have my own website, constructed by my grandson.
But, for the next few months, please keep visiting this site until it’s totally gone.
I’ve had a great time putting up my daily travels and activities, but that is over for the time being.
I love libraries.
I’m working on my yearlong journey book, and came to my time in Kirkwall, an Orkney Island, off of Scotland. The library in Kirkwall had a saying on the window, “Use Libraries and Learn Stuff”. Simple, but packed with wisdom. I spent some time in that library.
And then, yesterday, I got acquainted with the little Aromas Library and checked out some DVD’s and a book. The book, “The Man who Made Lists” by Joshua Kendall is about Peter Mark Roget. He created the Thesaurus, and that book right now sits next to me on my desk. It was a gift from my mother back in 1958.
I learned right away, from The Man who Made Lists, that thesaurus is a Latin word meaning treasure or treasury.
There, thanks to the library, I learned stuff.
The Hot Spot I have in the new place is used up. I only have 15 gigabytes, and if I go over that, it gets very expensive.
So, I drove over to McDonald’a to use wifi, and it wouldn’t work, so now I’m at Starbucks, and I cannot seem to copy and paste the blog stories so I can work on them tomorrow without using Wifi.
Frustration. I want to get on to the book, but I’m thwarted at every turn.
It’s almost done.
With Ron’s help today, almost everything in my cottage is set up and livable. There are still a few things to do, but it’s beginning to look like home.
The storage shed on the property is full, and there is enough stuff to alternate with what is in the cottage.
I will be selling some of it on Ebay. That is if I can figure out how to do it.
I’m trying to stuff my stuff into a studio.
The stuff seems to grow. Where will it all go?
Goodwill will get a lot of it, and some of it is hard to give away. How do you do that?
Stuffing 77 years of stuff into a studio is not easy.
Sunday is the day my sons, and daughter’s in law will get the rest of my belongs out of storage and put them into the cottage.
Son, Ron is eager to help me decorate the place. He’s good at that.
It’s going to be a bit crowded until I can sell some items, and put some into the storage shed on the property.
But, it’s already looking comfortable. I love it.
Isn’t it great when you have a list of ‘to-dos’ and you get it all done?
That was my day today. It began in Salinas, then Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Prunedale and back to Aromas.
A list helps a lot.