Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Everything coming up roses

I think I got a job today. I've been kicking around the idea of going back to work for a while now. We want to go to Europe next year while our great niece and nephew are in London. His job is taking them there for about a year and they asked if we'd like to visit next fall. It's really a no brainer except we would have to take money from savings.

A few weeks ago I began poking around to see if there was any part-time work available. As it turns out, the local college has a part-time job helping people over 50 go back to work.

I sent my resume, transcripts, and some solid letters of recommendation. They review my package and said they'd get back to me.

They called late last week and asked if I could meet with them today. My calendar had things like, check the air conditioning filter, reorder planner refills, and straighten the wires in back of my computer, so I figured I could find the time to meet with them.

The person that interviewed me gave me a brief rundown on the responsibilities before asking, "Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? 

"As a matter of fact I would," I muttered.

A few moments later I was signing an intent to hire, and filing out a stack of forms as thick as War and Peace. 

There are still a number of obstacles I'll have to go through, but it looks like I'll be employed this time next week. I'm excited.

The sky had been beautiful all day, but I walked out of the interview into foreboding skies. I hoped that was not some kind of harbinger.

As I got closer to home, I saw the sun setting beneath the clouds making the horizon look as if it were ablaze.

I wheeled to the side of the road even though the driver behind me showed her annoyance by laying down on her horn. It was a small price to pay for a few moments of heaven, and a signal from above that everything is coming up roses.


  1. I love when a plan comes together! Congrats! You'll be great at helping others. This seems right up your alley. You and Jilda will both be teachers...she teaches people how to find peace and get balance in their lives....you'll be teaching folks how to get back to work and find balance in their lives...have fun planning that trip!

  2. well congrats on the job, and it is for a good cause. Tell the G-Neice we will be over the week after you leave. LOL
    Sounds like a great plan. I am still trying to figure to get to Ireland, I know you guys have already done that one, but we haven't. Ilanded at Spithead and toured London, bue Sherry hasn't been, We do plan to make it, if time holds out for us. Good post.. Lovely picture, some horn honkers don't appreciate beauty. (smile)

  3. Congratulations, Rick, and good luck in your new venture! (That photo was worth annoying the driver behind you.)

  4. The title says it all, Everything coming up roses. Congratulation on getting your wish. I'm sure you're perfect for the job and hope you'll enjoy helping some folks get a job too.

    Now you'll have one more thing to add to your long list of thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Rick, that's wonderful news!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jilda and your fur babies :)

  6. Congratulations on the new job. I'm sure you'll do extremely well at it. Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Congratulations on the job--that was one of your BEST photos!!

  8. Congrats on the job and the photo.

  9. No one will hire me, but I'm happy for you. The photo is beautiful.


  10. Oh yay! Congrats to you. Lovely pic of that amazing sunset. Wishing a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  11. Sounds like you're on your way to reaching your goal...congratulations! A trip to Europe would be wonderful! Great picture, too!


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