April 30, 2010

But....




The Geezer aboard the Queen Mary. March 19. 2010.



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Himself: Swam. Looked just perfect for this last interview. Took me to the doctor’s office.

Herself: Dozed, docs, and home to doze some more.

Reading: Randall’s “Too Many Magicians.”

The Geezer writes in his latest entry, “The Good...........I survived my hour and twenty minute interview today. The Bad..............I did not walk out of there with a job. The Ugly.............I signed a "Non-Disclosure" agreement with my last employer to get the $5000.00 severance package.”

All of which came from a really good third interview where they even discussed money. But the company feels they must wait till July 1 before hiring him, and would he be willing to wait the two months. He said he would. Now it all boils down to: are they willing to wait two months until they can hire him. He is the perfect fit….they all agree. “A car guy,” one man called him, and he is.

Meanwhile, I was curled up with a book, curled up here, dozing there. All those joyous bits you do when invaded by a virus. The doc was kind but firm…I have to use my inhaler four times a day, and she gave me a breathing treatment there in the office. I was 98 before, I was 98 after using that little thing that goes on your finger, but she was pleased that I wheezed less after.

Now I have a saddened brain that there is no decision on G’s job, and I have a new antibiotic, more sprays, new cough pills, and a determination not to let this latest bug get me down.

6 comments:

  1. I had this kind of delay with my last job. Interviewed in early December, hiring would be end of January. Not much choice (I was 63 at the time). Of course, I waited. It all worked out very well; better than I could have possibly anticipated. G, I wish you the same outcome.

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  2. I'm sending good thoughts for G and this job.

    I suspect you have to work at being a good patient. Try very, very hard to be compliant. Rest is a good thing when you're sick.

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  3. Yes, G feels very positive, and I am resting. The pharmacist stressed getting enough rest.

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  4. May all work out well. July isn't really that far away. My interview on Monday would be for a job that starts in August. All doable, as long as it does come about. The worse is not knowing whether anything come up in between. Get well, dear.

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  5. Oh, Maggie, I do hope you feel better soon, and I hope G gets the job.

    You both deserve a bit of good luck.....

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  6. I hope it all turns out good and your wheezes disappear. I really believe in mind over matter and am presently ignoring a painful hip. With difficulty:)

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