Well... I kind of have a job, maybe, sometime.
I was offered a job with a non-profit agency that operates bookstores in national parks. They were asked by the Park Service to take over the bookstores in two parks from a similar agency that... Read more
Archimedes commented on my previous post asking if I was done being a Park Ranger. The answer is, "probably, for now."
Sadly, the Park Service isn't a viable career for most people starting out now. There are virtually no real jobs, even f... Read more
I've been working at a term job that ends at the beginning of Feb. I started a half-hearted job search in mid-December, but all the things I've gotten nibbles on don't start until April or May. I could last that long because I was working double... Read more
I am, as far as I know, furloughed until the government reopens. There's a slim chance that I could be declared "excepted" and forced to work without pay instead.
Fortunately, I think I'm going to have a fair amount of work from my online ... Read more
I'm trying to blog at least once every other week, so here it is-- but nothing has changed since the last time! This is the slow part of the year here. Hopefully things will start picking up in another few weeks.
It's coming around to the e... Read more
So I've been a Park Ranger for three weeks now! My particular assignment is a little boring, but I'm working on getting extra stuff to do. I wear a uniform to work, which will be fun once I get my own. Because of the sequester (I assume), nobody... Read more
I just found out that a childhood friend, the boy I had a crush on from the time I was 7 and he was 9, who was valedictorian of his high school class, prom king, youth Sunday School leader, and the kindest, most polite child in our school...
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I don't know whether I mentioned this at any point earlier, but I have a second job. I'm going to be working in the National Park full-time and continuing with my much better-paying part time freelance job. (It's kind of a national shame that Pa... Read more
Yesterday I made a solar oven! It's a simple design that uses two cardboard boxes, an oven cooking bag, and some tin foil. Last night I heated it up and got it to 250 degrees, not bad for this type. Today I've got some banana bread in it, but I... Read more
"My" dog didn't move far away after all! They just went halfway to the other side of the "metro area" here-- about 4 or 5 miles. (There are actually two little named settlements here. Neither one is big enough or dense enough to be a town; there... Read more
I had kind of a sad day today; my neighbor moved and took the community dog with her. This is a dog that everyone loves but nobody ever really took responsibility for. He lived at the gas station/general store for a long time and the store owne... Read more
Today is 60 days since I broke the toe. It doesn't hurt at all, though it feels odd and stiff and will occasionally twinge if I step just the wrong way in hard shoes. It still doesn't look normal, though. It's only a little less swollen than in ... Read more