Waiting – It’s the hardest part about being out of work. In fact, and I think I’ve said this before, looking for work is harder than working. Yesterday I completed six applications and a couple of emails to potential employers. I have contacts and recommendations from friends that I’ve followed up on, and still I’m sitting here waiting.
While I’m looking internet is unavailable at the house, so here I am almost every day sitting at the library waiting for a reply. Any reply.
Let me be very clear, I’m not complaining. I have found out just how caring friends and family can be when you are struggling. There are also a few other benefits. Without home internet I’ve done more reading of actual paper and ink books than I have in years. I’ve read all of Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of books except for the last one – Glorious Appearing – which hasn’t been on the shelf the last few times I’ve checked. I also read World Without End by Ken Follett, a follow up to one of may favorite books, Pillars of the Earth. Next I’m waiting for Follett’s Fall of Giants to get back on the shelf.
The other unexpected bonus is TV. Without cable we have hooked up the over the air digital antennas we had. The local stations also broadcast sub-channels, and some of the content there is return to my early years. I’ve been watching Bonanza, Adam-12, and Emergency! It is funny to watch the last two of those and see them go about their jobs without using cell phones.
To be honest, I didn’t have much to say here, but I’m still waiting for an email or phone call, and Emergency! doesn’t come on for a few hours.