Monday, August 16, 2010

family time and beer


I know it has been a while. But lots of things are happening and keep getting distracted. Erik’s interview in DC went well and we should hear back in 1-2 months. YAY!

I woke to an email on Thursday from the development job I interviewed with saying they decided to pursue other candidates. Damn.

I keep applying to jobs but here nothing back. Arg.

I went and watched Liz, one of my JVC housemates, run part of the Spokane to Sandpoint relay race. That was tons of fun.

Saturday Anthony and Amanda got to town for the birthday week. Thursday my father will turn 60 and a huge party will happen Friday. On Saturday after mass, we went to Laguna Café and I ate the biggest Cobb Salad ever. Anthony and I had the best beer ever, High Five Hefe, from Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, that tasted strongly of ginger and honey, while not being sweet. It was amazing. Becky and Andrew get to town on Tuesday. Erik will arrive Wednesday, just in time to go to Silverwood! Troy will arrive Friday. It is going to be a very packed and very fun week!

All this full makes it hard to work, but I am trying and doing a reasonable job.

Monday, August 09, 2010


I know that it has been a week, but I did move across the state.

On my bus ride back from Seattle I called Erik and he checked my email for me. I received an email about the Development job in Baltimore and they wanted a phone interview. I had that on Friday and I think it went well. They had over 70 applications and my phone interview was about half an hour. I cannot imagine that everyone got a phone interview, and I should hear back about a possible second interview by Friday. I really like this job and I think I could do it very well.

I also got an email from a job I applied to in Denver for a Community Outreach Coordinator job. It seems like it would be a challenging job, but could open a lot of doors. I hope to hear back from them this week.

Erik is in DC right now for 3 days of interviews with the government. I hope he is doing well as this would be a great boost for him.

I sent in an application for a Program Assistant Job just now. It seems like it would be a lot like my job at Lifelong, only actually using more of my time. The listing on Idealist said that the closing date is the 25th of August. I understand that it is only three weeks, but that is a long time to wait to hear from a job. I am really just frustrated with not hearing back from jobs because it seems like they are accepting applications for so long.

I will also be sending out applications today for an administrative assistant position and a campus organizer job. A walk also seems to be in order. It is a beautiful and not too warm of a day, so I might walk downtown and see what has changed. Rumor has it that Spokane is getting an Apple store. Not that I like Apple products, I just cannot imagine Spokane having or needing one.

Monday, August 02, 2010

It's the end of the summer, when you move to another place

Countdown to unemployment: 1 Day

Today I have made the choice to not apply for a job. Mostly I need to clean my desk.

Today is my last day at Lifelong. It is very sad to be leaving these wonderful people who do such great work. For the first 11 months of my work here, everyone had to take one day off, unpaid, every other week. For people doing social service work, a 10% reduction in pay is a lot. They have continued to do wonderful work in that time and have been an excellent example of what working at a social-profit organization should be. I will miss them all terribly.

Yesterday Elizabeth flew back to Atlanta. Maria and Brendan drive down to Orientation this morning to begin their second years. It is sad to see it end.

Now, to the desk cleaning!

It's the end of the summer, when you move to another place.