a girl and her boy

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Family and Jobs

We’re back in Maine after quite the hullaballoo. The night we were supposed to leave Orlando, the tri-city area was hit with major thunderstorms that delayed flights all day long. Our flight was going Orlando-JFK-Portland. We got on the plane and on the runway getting ready to take off when the pilot came on the intercom and said we were headed back to the gate ‘cuz JFK was no longer accepting incoming flights until further notice. The weather cleared up and all the flights that had been delayed took off and arrived, flooding JFK in a few hours with an entire day’s worth of air traffic. So we were rescheduled for the following day. I didn’t mind because I’d rather fly during the day than late at night.

We got back to Portland at around 3:30 on Thursday, spent the evening with family visiting in Yarmouth, then hit the road Friday for Grammie’s 75th birthday in Camden. Now, we’re in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert Island.

I’m still trying to find a job. I’m working on filling out about 11 or 12 applications right now with hopes of mailing them out tomorrow. I need to get transcripts and write cover letters. Urgh. It’s taking forever to get them done even though I’ve done so many so far. I have all the supporting documents completed. It’s just a matter of handwriting the data for the actual application. Blargh.

Allan and I have resigned ourselves to the fact that we’ll probably be living apart this coming year as the open positions are far away. I’m not happy about it but it’s the only thing we can do. Luckily, I’m looking at it in a positive light – I’ve never lived alone and this will provide me an opportunity to get a feel for the “single life” without having to actually be single. You know, coming and going when you want to, dance nekkid in the livingroom, sing off tune, you know, that sort of stuff.

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