Monday, January 12th, 2011 – Patti came back home all nervous last night. She knew I was very frustrated. It was just tensed around here. Patti did not have a good day at work either, She was even got yelled at for having a “non-work-related” talk with a colleague. Lucky it wasn’t me, coz I would have been gone. You need to realize – Patti is any employer’s dream employee. She will always go the extra mile and care and give all she can, but for a price! And the price for Patti is appreciation, not money. So this was a big no-no for Patti and she did not take it nice.
What can I say, I am biased, but I will say it anyways – let’s get out of here. It doesn’t look like the dream job, and I am sure more projects and work will come as the economy get better. If staying somewhere – let’s do it at a place and company that could work for the longer term.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011 – Got up with Patti today and could not go back to sleep. Once I am up – I am up. After Patti left I organized the RV a little, and made another cup of tea (No coffee - we are out of sugar) and started catching up with work. Took Diva for her morning walk and that’s about it.
I have work to do, and many things to. I am not bored in the sense that I have nothing to do.I have plenty, but I am at the RV alone. Wil left a comment yesterday and suggested that I will go out and explore a little, see people and be seen. You are so absolutely right, Wil, if that is going to be our new place and way of living – that is what I am going to do. The Gym, the JCC, maybe a synagogue I don’t know yet where, but I am sure there are plenty of things to do.
I would like to share with you something – I am not depressed, and not even in a bad mood all day long. If we will end up staying here I will learn to live with it, and find somehow how to fill my day with activities, but this is not nearly the same as the excitement of Full-Time RVing. I was never so happy in my whole life. It just fits my lifestyle and desires. At least now.
And they lived happily ever afterI really wonder what you think.. How can you compare happiness and finances?
If someone doesn’t have a job and needs money to survive – that is a different story, but let’s state the conditions:
- You have just enough income that allows you to live fine. That is – enough to buy food, gas, pay for campground and utilities, and maybe a little extra.
- You have an opportunity to make some extra money, but that implies you stop doing what you love doing, and stay at a place you never even planned to visit.
- To make it a little harder – say also that this is not a job that is easy to find, and not easy to leave. It takes time for a company to train and bring up to speed an employee – and leaving after a year or two would not be fair.