I know I’ve been absent from blogging for a while now.
Just things are little less hectic but certainly not any less nerve wrecking …
So here are a few Updates.
I got full severance. In fact, they called it an Administrative Leave (i.e.: not a good fit for the position, after a whole 9 years of being there… LOL!!!) allowing me to qualify for Unemployment Insurance, where necessary. I get my full severance allowed to me under the law. There was no screwing me over. In fact, it was pretty seamless and it helped that I have a ‘friend’ in HR who handled my case.
So officially, as of 02Sep08, on my 9th anniversary, I am no longer a General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada employee. Now I can say who I used to work for. I didn’t shed a tear – after going there to pick up my belongings that my boss so ‘lovingly’ boxed up for me… I was a little choked up as I pulled out of the employee parking lot. I mean – it was after a full 8 years of this. Not all of it was bad – in fact, I used to be so excited to go into work. I had a GREAT boss and he made life at GD bearable and rather entertaining. Things changed… and now forever a closed chapter in my life. I will never forget my boss and he will forever be someone I will look out for whenever I can.
Granted, it is a little weird having all this free time on my hands (now) and I am getting a little antsy to get working again. Idle hands… you know?
And now onto the other topic… a new job.
The company that flew me out to Vancouver is now in the process of verifying my references and an offer is imminent. It’s been a little slow … but they are also in the process of hiring 50 people… so I know I’m not their only concern. But since it is my life, I am on top of them without making them wish they never met me.
Once I have a firm offer, I will let you know.
It is hard to look for places to live without having a job. I mean, it is possible… however, it is a whole lot easier to look for an apartment when you have a job to put down on applications.
Well… we are officially 95% done with all the things we had to do.
We had an open house.
About 7 people came thru the house – of which, a couple was a friend of mine, another was the previous previous homeowners daughter (who lived in my house for 15 years) & her boyfriend. That leaves me with 3 interested parties.
Still no bites.
Now, the fall real estate ‘rush’ is going to pick up starting next week… so I believe things will pick up.
It’s been on the market now for officially 2.5 weeks.
I can’t been too impatient.
Had it been last year – this house wouldn’t still be on the market… but things have changed in a year.
My cards have shown me the sale will occur – end of summer, beginning of Fall – which is about 2 weeks away… give or take.
So… I’ll be patient.
It looks great – the MLS listing has been cleaned up (spelling mistakes) and new pictures have been added (click on the MORE)
It wasn’t easy but we got tones of work done. Only a small handful of ‘things’ need to be done, and honestly – there will be some that we simply – won’t.
And I want a vacation.
I’ve been looking at flights for Vegas – a long weekend or something … Mexico – ‘cause gawd only knows I could use some hot sun… anywhere…
But it doesn’t look like its gonna happen.
Instead – I am pretty sure I will be packing up my car sometime next week… and making a road trip out of this move. I already have my mapped out route… and where possible – I’ll be stopping in to visit some friends along the way. Sadly – for my Southern friends – I am nowhere near y’all… so I can’t stop in… mind you, if you just so happen to be living along or near HWY 96/94/90 – let me know!!! It would be awesome to put a face to the name… and have a stretching break at the same time!!!
CAA (or in the US – AAA) has made this pretty simple actually… and now I am getting really antsy to just get going.
I do need to get out there to find a place to live!!!
This weekend consists of my reason for coming to SW Ontario in the first place… my nephew.
His 14th birthday.
LOL… I suppose it’s fitting for me to return to where it all started… coming full circle. I will miss the young man… he’s pretty freakin’ awesome. He really wants my ol’ skool Xbox & Halo (the original baby) game – so that will be his gift from his aunt KC. I look forward to when I can fly him out to visit… this time, having him come to me rather than the other way around.
I try not to stop & think about things.
When I do… I end up bawling.
As much as I am sooo ready for this change… I am also sad.
And if I stop to think about it much… I fear I will change my mind… and I don’t want that.
So I keep on… keeping on.
And trying not to neglect my friends… but it appears as though I am neglecting my most supportive friends – in blogsphere. I will do my best to not let that happen … again.