Work is progressing… as it progresses. I was fairly annoyed today to have walked into a shitshow with the added fun of a leftover District Manager temper tantrum. I did what I needed to do, but at lunch I called the medical center in Montana. The HR rep was impressed with my resume, so she’s getting three different department heads together to interview me when I’m in town next week “and then they can fight it out for which job they think you’re best for.” I’m still rather hoping for the district job I’m interviewing for on Thursday but.. I’m less enthusiastic about living here and him living there. We’ll see. There were a few more jobs available today than there were last week, so there are potentially a few more options in the northern wilds.
I’m not jonesed about getting the house together but I’ve decided to tackle it in small pieces. I’m picking up a stack of local papers tomorrow so I can start packing the dishes that I don’t need but want to keep. The vast majority of everything is going to get sold though. We’re keeping the treadmill, dining room table, tv, artwork, some personal items, two dressers and two nightstands, our bikes and maybe a bed. I’m planning to move most everything to a storage unit before the end of August and leave just enough furniture to make renting it worthwhile for the races before selling it all.
We’ve flipped the deadbolt in the kitchen so TECHNICALLY we could use the garage for storage. I’m planning to use it for pre-sale staging – tables set up and boxes marked with prices et cetera. That way, it’s organized as I go and once something is in a box I don’t have to think about it any more.
My current dilemma is books I love that aren’t available in e-format yet. How many do I REALLY keep? Our previous move was the single biggest reason that we got e-readers when we got here.
Speaking of books – I re-read City of Bones because I couldn’t remember why I hadn’t continued with the series. Now that it’s going to be a film, I thought maybe it was better than I’d remembered. Not so much. I mean, it’s good but I didn’t feel anything compelling me to pick up the second book (unlike, say, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone). So. Perfectly fine but not intensely engaging.