It has been an interesting week, it started out by heading up to Roslyn (where they filmed Northern Exposure years ago) to watch last weeks football game. Had fun sitting in The Brick with a good portion of the Roslyn residents rooting on Seattle. They make a pretty decent Nachos there. Lots of fun and good natured smack talk….
I do have to admit, that this finding employment is taking a turn that I had never expected to reach. I have to confess, that apparently when one reaches a certain age they are supposed to have a retirement plan. Well I do have a retirement plan, it will be two days a week until I can no longer stay upright and I start drooling during a staff meeting…..okay, I have only done that once…..but being in a situation where age and experience is a detriment rather than a positive is not one I like. I have been told that I am over qualified, I am under educated, when I get my Master’s come and see us we very much want to hire you and oh ya all we can afford is $12 an hour, we have a very specialized computer program that we use in this office and you need to be fully trained in it, we don’t have time to train. Okay I do believe you get my point.
In the afternoons I have been letting myself get out and about with my camera just to keep my sanity. The opportunity for photo inspiration is starting to increase as foliage is starting to color a bit and we have been having some amazing hoar frost. Oh for make believe snow…..I have become excited about frozen fog.
Saturday afternoon after checking my mail, I decided to go for a bit of a drive out and about in the county. I just pointed the car and drove not really paying attention. I ended heading north out of town on the back roads and as I gained in a few feet of elevation, the never ending fog dropped down and engulfed me and the most glorious hoar frost started to appear. I pulled over to the side of the road and surveyed my options, getting out and going down into the bar ditch to shoot some hoar frost on the fence. Out of the corner of my eye I saw my car leaving without me. There it was heading up the road with a bit of a drift to the ditch. I was stunned, my car has never left me behind before. How could this be. There I was bad ankle and bad back with my camera slamming me in the chest as I shuffled as fast as I could and yelling at my car to come back. I caught up with it just before the final drop into the ditch. I managed to get the door open and to throw myself into the car all the while yelling at it to stop.
It is embarrassing to realize that I had never put my car in park. When I had cruised to a stop, there was a wee bit of an incline and it was enough to hold the car in place. But apparently after I got out it felt the need to remind me that if the driver forgets to slide the gear shift into park it will go on its own……
I have been dog sitting for the landlord and enjoying it. The dog is old and almost completely blind. But she finds her way down to my apt and will scratch at my door to come in….I am such a sucker that she has decided my bathroom rug is her new sleeping spot over here. I have missed dog sitting.
Well that is about it for now, in spite of being too old, under educated, over educated etc., life is good.
See you after the game next week or whenever they decide to hold it if the weather does not comply,