It has been an interesting week. I’m now working in another building preparing material for analysis. I suppose I was doing this before, but the material has changed, and I’m now considered to be in charge of my area. As always I report to others, but as far as I can tell this is my space.
Since I’m in the process of learning this new craft I have had a couple of people showing me things ever so often, but for the most part I’ve been left alone after my initial orientation. This is fine for me, as if you show me once I generally know it. And luckily I can usually work out the rest, or I can go to another for any answers I might need. Thankfully I have co-workers who do a very good job of doing the things I’ve yet to be trained on.
It’s an interesting, if not complicated arena of things going on at work, but it’s been a positive experience. I feel I’ve offered value to the position, and hope to gain more as I learn. Unfortunately the workload can be a bit overwhelming at times, with a dearth of it at others. This is mostly due to meetings that are required as we will be moving to a new facility soon and logistics need to be worked out. But all in all, as always, I enjoy my work.
Now to talk about my poor little Honda again. I saw it for the last time this week. I went to remove my personal items, and parted ways. I suppose it’s strange to feel so attached to a car, but it saw me through many a day of commuting back and forth to work. It was always there, but it wasn’t something I ever went out of my way to enjoy.
I miss the freedom ownership of a car gives you. I’m now trapped wherever I am, at least during the winter months. I suppose I could walk places, but living in a city instead of a town now limits that a fair amount. I’m closer to certain things, but further away from others.
I do own a bike, but again it being winter having one does little good. Especially when routed out it appears my trip to work would be an hour and a half by bike. That and I don’t think it would be safe for anyone for me to use a bike on these roads. They aren’t designed with bikes in mind and I might cause an accident, though unintentionally.
I’ve looked at buses, but none appear to travel from my apartment to the stop near work. I don’t think this is correct and must be my misunderstanding the system. I suppose I could exert more effort into learning about public transportation, but so far I’ve been able to get rides. Though I’ve been warned if I have to stay over at work certain days I might be on my own. The need for a car rises!
Unfortunately money has been in short order. It is of course my own fault. Living for almost two years without any income save what my books brought in left my bank account drained. Another reason why the house was sold. It had grown too expensive to maintain, but now I’m starting to grow my savings again. Again unfortunately there are still bills to be paid, so it can be slow going.
The cars I’ve looked at are affordable, and are from this century, so that’s good, but I’m nervous about throwing down so much money on a gamble. Craigslist can only offer so much, so I might be forced to go through a dealership at some point. I’m not looking forward to another monthly bill though, hence why I’ve been looking at cars sold directly from owners. I’m not a fan of loans or the like and rather get it out of the way. I know that’s strange in this day and age of credit cards and mortgages, but that is my preference.
But the times they are a changing. Time will change me, but I can’t change time, so I’ll just keep moving forward.
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