Yesterday was against me.
As a fox chases a rabbit, I was running around searching for internet access. We share wireless internet with our neighbors (and pay them…in baked goods), but sometimes the router goes bananas, the connection drops, and they of course are in and out during the day. Normally this is a slight annoyance, but not a huge disruption. That is, if I had my work laptop, then I could simply pick up my work station and be on my way to find a wifi hot spot.
However, my work laptop, computer number one, has a broken hinge and it has yet to be repaired. Before our two week honeymoon, I dropped it off at the computer repair store hoping I could simply pick it up as good as new when we returned. After waiting for about three weeks the part finally came, it was the wrong part, had to be sent back, and now we are once again on hold waiting for the correct part. No work laptop.
Computer number two is at home; a beautiful, large, shiny Mac desktop. It has the programs, the space, the large monitor, itunes and a wireless airport card. This is perfect most of the time, but alas, referring back to paragraph one, the wireless internet is down.
Which leaves computer number three, my husband’s (husband!, I love saying that) laptop. It’s a good PC, the keyboard is comfortable and fun to type on, and I can go bum wifi as I am doing so in this present moment in time. The downfall is it lacks the programs necessary to design which are open constantly on computers one and two.
Besides computer issues, I managed to lose two jobs yesterday. A position I interviewed for last week finally gave notice that they did not choose me, after I sent a follow-up e-mail. And my current employment will be terminated by the end of the year because my replacement has been hired.
Searching for jobs has been tireless and unfruitful. It’s one thing to be passed over for a job, it’s another that there are so few jobs to even apply for. The looming threat of being unemployed, especially after the holidays, is a dark cloud. But honestly I need to keep my complaining down to a minimum because it’s a blessing my job has lasted this long, and the length of my search thus far is only four months.
And what’s that saying…if God closes two doors, break the window, and light a fire under your butt to get your website online? Yes, that sounds about right.