Happy Thanksgiving!

We are currently traveling to be with family for Thanksgiving.
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Turkey Day!

I'm still checking my phone to see if Huntsville calls. In case anyone forgot, I'm on terminal hold waiting for the next step in the acceptance process.

  • I am thankful that I was qualified for the position
  • I am thankful I didn't quit my current job when I was hired for this one two months ago!
  • I am thankful I get to take my cat to Kwajalein with me
  • I am thankful for all the time and effort my friend has put in helping me get this job and get it finalized...I truly don't think it would have happened without his help. (Well, it still hasn't happened but it's still moving forward - thanks to him!)
  • I am thankful to all the people that bought all the stuff I was selling (especially the car!)
  • I am thankful to the wonderful lady that gave my dog Blue a loving home
  • I am thankful for my adventurous spirit that allows me to do stuff like this
Happy Thanksgiving!


The Things I'll Do For My Cat

I don't know if my cat is going to enjoy Kwajalein...but he's going.

I can live without just about anything else, but not the cat.

I'll tell you what though, there is a LOT of paperwork and it's going to take a LOT of time and a LOT of money to get that cat to the island with me.

I already call him my $2000 cat. He's had several surgeries due to injury running around in the various neighborhoods I've lived in. Some places are better for cats than others. Kind of like kids I guess...if you can help it you wouldn't move them into a gang and drug infested neighborhood. It's just a little less obvious where the cat gangs roam.

We call the cat Rick James as in "I'm Rick James bitch!" There is a big long article about him on Wikipedia; really everything I know about him is from Chappelle's Show. Hilarious!

Cats are famous for their attitude. This one is no exception:
I'm Rick James Beyotch!
So anyway, I received about 20 pages of paperwork to fill out, many phone numbers to call, a HUGE list of shots and exams and pills and treatments the cat has to undergo. Now I'm worried the lame-o airlines here in Montana may not have a way to transport the cat. That's my next task.

What a process. I have really had it easy for the last 36 years. This is such a learning experience already and I haven't even gotten there yet!


The Car Has Been Sold!

Well, that was the last of it. I have nothing left to sell.

Fortunately I will be renting the house and the furniture and dishes will stay for the renters to use.

We are going to sell the motorcycle that JF uses and keep our dirt bikes. Since we have no idea if and when he'll make it to Kwajalein, he'll be dealing with that himself.

Our friend is going to let us borrow her truck until we leave. I'm not sure how I'll explain why I'm driving a different vehicle to the folks at work; they still don't know. I can't turn in my notice until the next stage of the process which, as far as I know is still happening, I just don't know when.

So, other than packing boxes, I'm ready.


Reviewing My Content

So, today I was reviewing my blog and I was a little bit surprised to see just how long this process has really taken.

The date of my first (and what ended up being the only) interview was July 23rd! Almost 4 months ago!


Re-reading everything was pretty fun. Here are some of the best (IMHO):
I'm really looking forward to being able to post something more exciting than delays.

I did get the shed cleaned out yesterday and I've got one whole box packed now! I'm going to pack up all of the clothes I plan to take. That's one thing about all of this taking so long....I'm not wearing any of those clothes now, it's way too cold here for them!


Spoke Too Soon!

Well, here's the scoop....

The position I was filling was to replace someone that had turned in their notice. Apparently that person decided to stay.

Once that position was no longer available, they had to switch gears with my paperwork and apply it toward a different position within the company. Which, like everything else so far, takes time; lots and lots of time!

So, once again, I am still hired, the position is slightly different than originally planned and this time, no one wants to even guess how long it will take to get to the next stage.

Woo Hoo! Progress! **Rolling my eyes**

Well, I'm glad to hear it since I sold everything I own pretty much....my boat, my exercise equipment, my power tools, half of my furniture, my car is listed but no hits yet....good thing!
I gave up my dog for crying out loud!

I told you I was going to get famous for being that idiot on the Internet that got ready for the trip that never happened!

OK, Where are the Cameras?

I'm starting to feel like the butt of an elaborate joke.