Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You Did It

You got me to crawl out of my hole.  Sorry guys to leave you hanging.  I'm alive and doing well.  I didn't mean to worry you, l just didn't know how to break the ice and l certainly never had the time to give the whole story.  Even now, it will just be a summary.

I went to Atlantic City.....and l am sorry to say, as much as l wish, l didn't win the power ball and buy an Island in the Pacific (that would be lovely though).  Nor did l get car jacked.  Although we did drive through the Ghetto in Philly (thanks to the GPS going wacky).  And as for becoming a Queen......not bloody likely.  :-(

I have a new job.  I am travelling in Southern Ontario, and occasionally staying in hotels.

The biggest change is Fiona is gone.  I sold her to a lovely couple from Germany who are going to be travelling Ontario on weekend jaunts this year while they are here working.  I told them that when they go to sell her again......please call me first.

It has been an adjustment not living in Fiona.  I love not having to dump tanks and find water.....but boy o' boy do l miss my little space.

I do hope to get back on the road.....l am itching everyday to throw it all to the wind, but l am resisting.  Why?  Pray tell you say?  Money.  Doesn't it always come down to money?  Never enough of that shit around.  Not that l need much, but these are my "earning years".  What a crock that is!!!!  Ha ha ha

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Changing Times

Tomorrow is my last day at my current job.  I am going to Atlantic City to meet up with a friend on Tuesday April 2nd.  The training for the new job starts April 7th.

The plan is to put a new floor in the van and pack it up before the end of the month, May 1st, when l will be leaving the basement apartment.

Lot's going on.....just the way l like it.

I'm hoping the weather in Atlantic City is gong to be nice.  I'm staying at the Showboat for $22.50  a night, unfortunately the taxes are almost the same price.  LOL  2 Nights $70.  Not bad indeed.

Pictures will follow....promise.  I'm driving Fiona down, l was going to rent a car for the cheaper gas but the rental companies have caught on to us people renting cars and racking up the unlimited miles in 4 days that they will only let you go to the boarding provinces or state.  I could chance it, but don't want a big bill if they find out that l went further.  I'll take Fiona with me, that way if l want a nap halfway will be in comfort!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Moving Into The 21st Century

I just signed up for my very first Skype account.  How's that for being on the cutting edge!

I haven't done it before since l call the people l want to talk to the 'old fashion' way (no it's not yelling across the farmers field), or l go visit. I have to admit, it is pretty cool, a little strange at first.  But pretty cool.

What prompted me to sign up?  No, it's wasn't Internet, it was an interview for a job.  I seem to be ripping through jobs right now.  I was actually going to suffer though my current job because it was so conveniently close to home right now, and once back in the van, home would be closer.  I have the gym close to work, a Lowes with free wifi around the corner.

One day at work on my lunch hour, for shits and giggles l decided to check to see what was flying around the 'job world'.  An spotted a job l wanted.  No, l mean, l really really wanted it.  I sent in my application, and waited.

The next day l got the call, a telephone interview.  That was followed up by a question and answer email.  There were around 15 questions for me to answer about myself.  After they were approved, a SKYPE interview was set.  Then a second one. Long story short, l got the job.

The best part, my job is located all over Ontario.  I will be travelling around Ontario, small towns mostly, Monday to Friday.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


I've been getting a lot of SPAM in my comments section.  So if a couple slip through, and I'm not able to get them manually removed quickly enough......l apologize that you have to read such trash!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patricks' Day Everyone!

I don't seem to have anything worthy to say lately.  I do feel inspired sometimes, and then working in front of a computer all day long at my job zaps that out of me so quick it isn't even funny!!!!

Happy St. Patricks' Day everyone.  I went with a couple of Irish friends to a pub.  Well, actually two pubs.  The first was so crowded we bailed.  The second one we had a bit to eat and listened to some REALLY REALLY bad music.

The bad was terrible.  The wait staff agreed.  They even had to suffer through it Saturday afternoon too.  So how bad was it?  Well, the singers were reading the words for the songs while singing them.  They had no passion were out of key, and one was watching TV as he mumbled the words to "Sweet Caroline".  As far as l know.....that's NOT an Irish song. 

The only saving grace was the Sheppard's Pie and the girls dancing troupe that came in next to entertain us.  They were spunky and full of energy.

On that note.....Cheers!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Forward

Another favorite time of year for me is the clocks going ahead in the spring.  I love MORE daylight and at times would like to live way up North so l could have 20 hours of day light. (it would still be too cold for me so the thought of me doing it is very fleeting).

Last night l went to a friends surprise 50th.  It was good to see everyone, once again confessing that l had changed jobs. To all those managers out there, l really change them because l can't stand working for a loser boss.

I guess my search is for a good boss.  Since they are few and far between.....l might as well stay where l am for a bit....or come up with an idea to start my own business.  Any ideas?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Above Freezing

Wow, we are above freezing today.  Bouncing around 3 Celsius, and the sun is shinning.  It has me thinking of floor coverings.

My plan is to redo the floor of Fiona before we move back into her.  The tile she has now is warn and decrepit, and after the interior painting she had last year it's time to finish the update.  Of course before l tackle that project it does need to warm up a wee bit more.  It's March, so that should happen pretty soon.

My sister asked me last night to "make a speech"  at her wedding........poor girl doesn't know what she's getting into.  :-)