My days have gotten to be quite interesting lately. Our water heater went out to start the week, and I had to see about getting a new one. I’m still doing trench digging work on an all-too-regular basis to keep a lazy, selfish person’s irrigating water from eroding away what could be a nice horse riding arena.
The job search continues. Just in the last couple of hours, I spoke on the phone with a guy at a consulting company about a job that’s right up my alley as far as computer programming. The job’s in Iowa, but I could apparently commute every week with expenses covered. A person has to do what they have to do to get a job these days, even if it means being away from the family four days out of the week.
That’s a taste of what my days are like lately — do some job search tasks, try and study material from career re-training that’s like knowing Greek and you suddenly need to learn Dutch quickly, take care of needs at home and close to home, and … oh, yeah, there’s this blogging thing.
At least I’m not sitting around getting bored.
I’m just wondering if I’ll be around home July 23-28 so I can take part in a big ALEC “welcoming committee” that’s going to be active in Salt Lake City.
What’s ALEC, you ask? It’s the American Legislative Exchange Council, they’re getting quite a reputation, and they’re going to be having a meeting here later this month.
If you want to know more about ALEC, feel free to click on the link below for a story that came out today in the newspaper Salt Lake City Weekly.
After all this time, I could get a chance to participate in some real “Occupy” movement activity! Oh, goody! If I end up working in Iowa, my time with ALEC will be shortened. If not … well, I’m ready for ALEC. Not Alec Baldwin, though. He’s too much of a handful.
- Suck on this ALEC. Your day is passing. (maureenholland.wordpress.com)
- Remember ALEC – Five Major Corporations Ditch ALEC – A Total Of 25 Have Now Left – 11 July 2012 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- Five Corporations Add Their Names to Growing List of Groups Dumping ALEC (commondreams.org)
- Five more corporations distance themselves from ALEC (rawstory.com)
- ALEC Launches Website Defending Their Extremism (crooksandliars.com)