Monday, September 29, 2008

I'm back and frustrated

Well, I'm in my new hometown - it feels kind of weird to write that, since I don't feel like I actually live here yet. I don't know anyone yet, my brand-new car has already been rear-ended, trying to get my car registered and trying to get my state driver's license has entered me into a horrible black hole of bureaucracy, and it's impossible to get my car fixed before I begin work. Did I mention that nearly every business around here is only open Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 (or 4)? Since I can't use any vacation time until 6 months after I've begun working, my driver's license, any other issues with registering my car, and getting my car fixed will all have to be done during my lunch, or possibly during the sliver of time I might have before work begins for the day. It takes me three times as long as most people just to get out of a parking space (I'm a very inexperienced driver), so I'm not sure how all of that's going to work out.

None of this really has anything to do with this blog, but it should explain why nothing's happened with this blog for a while. That, and one of my family's dogs died - she was fairly young, it was very sudden, and it still doesn't feel real to me.

Not everything is bad, though. I have an apartment and a working Internet connection. That should count for something, right?

Anyway, I start work in a couple days, so I'm not sure how many posts I'll be able to write once that happens. However, until I start work, I basically don't have much to do - everything on my To Do list is being held up by something that isn't under my control. We'll see how many posts I can finish up with that kind of free time...

1 comment:

  1. You're right, having an internet connection counts for something. When I moved last, it took over 6 weeks and lots of weeping and gnashing of teeth before I had a phone line and internet.

    Hang in there!