I must say….this first week ended with a bang! I GOT A JOB! Woo-hoo! I got an assignment through Talent Tree with one of the major banks out here, and I started at just under $12/hour, which is pretty darn good! I met one of the guys there who I would swear is a twin for Ray Higgins! This guy sounds like him and LOOKS a lot like him! Way spooky, but cool! He’s cool like Ray too. I made some friends there already, so I guess I’m off to a pretty good start!
I’ve been trying to make the rounds in calling all my friends, so if you haven’t heard from me, don’t worry….I’m working on it! To those of you I haven’t heard from, I’m thinking about you all, and givin’ ya lots of big hugs. The van made it down just fine – didn’t die like the Tempo did (and the Tempo wasn’t hauling anything), and is still running strong. The kids are still a trial most days, but eventually we’ll get the schooling thing all worked out and then once we get an apartment, it’ll be all good again.
The commute is OK, and I’ve found a highway route as well as a way via city streets…..I think the highway route leaves much to be desired coming home though. We got a good dose of rain starting last night, which is still spitting today. The other day we went to San Diego (found out is was 92 miles one-way!), and then saw the ocean again. Brie got to see the seals up on one of the beaches and get a bit of sea-spray from the waves as well, which made her happy.
We found a goth place called “Torrid”, which appears to be the “plus-size” version of “Hot Topic” – go figure. I know the more I explore, the more I’ll see and do….so we’ll see what happens next!
Stay tuned for more updates from sunny California!