Archive | March 2014

New Look for a New Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ended up spending a long weekend in Maine, babysitting my grandson’s cat while my daughter and the kids went on a trip to CT. Before they left I had my daughter cut my hair real short.

 

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I figured it would be easier to deal with in AZ, with the new job at the snack bar.  My daughter gave me the purple blouse for my birthday…so now I got 5 shirts. 

Anyways, I have the Google Earth app on my tablet, and have been checking out the Desert View in search of the employee areas. In all the time I lived in the Grand Canyon National Park before, I have not really explored much of that area. I assume that must employees don’t unless they live there, because it really is soo isolated. With the app, I found the campground, snack bar & gift shop and a few other buildings that I never knew existed. The snack bar where I will be working is open from about 8am-6pm during the Spring & Summer, and 9am-5pm during the Fall & Winter.

So I am sure to have plenty of time to write…actually I have to restart my novel because all my writing got left behind at my brother’s house, I may also be able to learn about astronomy and the history of that area. Seeing as my digital camera also got left behind I won’t be taking as many pictures. This tablet I am typing on now has a camera but I don’t really expect to be online much to post pics while I am there. Mainly the tablet will be used to read the dozen of free books I downloaded this week and to play games that don’t require internet service.

This weekend the temp is in the 20’s here in Maine and it snowed yesterday, while the Grand Canyon is enjoying the sunshine and temps in the mid-50’s.

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Forced Into Minimalism, and Thriving

I had gone down to Manchester, NH; to see about getting a live-in caregiver job. While I was there we all came to the realization that it was not going to work out. I also was notified that I wasn’t allowed back to my brother’s home.

So the only belongings that I had with me was 3 pair of pants, 2 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts, 1 hoodie, 1 beachtowel, 1 pair of purple slippers, 1 pair of white shoes, 1 coat(that isn’t in the picture), 1 pair of purple gloves and 1 hat, and 1 set of PJ’s and luckily I had my wallet & my tablet in my purse.  When i went to Walmart to buy some yogurt I also bought a pair of purple jeans.   It all fit in 1 travel bag. 

I found the camera battery charger in a pocket of the bag, but unfortunately the digital camera got left behind at my brothers house. I also left my birth certificate and a bunch of other paperwork that I will be wanting later.  Well with everything I own now in 1 bag, it definitely makes traveling a whole lot easier.

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Yesterday, I got an email stating I got a new job in AZ. Wow, talk about perfect timing. A job with a cheap apartment for $25/week rent. It’s in a very isolated location….poor almost nonexistent internet service, 26 miles away from the post office, library and anything else. But right now the housing is the most important thing.

Later I will have to buy black shoes & black poants for work, after I get to AZ. But I can handle living with 4 pants & 4 shirts for my free-time wardrobe. It’s less to carry around, less for the laundry, and less to store in a closet. Oh hell, all my clothes now fit in 1 bag so I don’t even need a closet.