What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Saturday in the Snowpocalypse III

Snowpocolypse is striking the East Coast and all my friends out there. Hoping you all make it on through to the other side. It's looking like it'll dump two feet or so in New Jersey. When we would get a quarter-inch of snow, they would close the school in Gibbsboro. Two feet will shut the place down for a time. It'll also mean good sledding for the kids. We would rarely get a snow this good. One winter we had a freak occurrence of several storms back to back, with just enough warmth in between to create a layer of ice between the snows. It was holy heck for people trying to get to work, but it was glorious for us kids. It meant excellent sledding. One of the rare times.

I spent most of today online checking for jobs. Found a new site that aggregates several of the minor search engines. Of course it's only for Ohio, so if you live outside the state, sorry. It's Ohio Means Jobs a part of Indeed.com. Quite handy. And the main Indeed site will do you across the rest of the country. From there I found that Harry London Chocolates was looking for a Senior Designer. A job that's right up my alley. It's in North Canton, but I could go live with my Mom while working there and looking at housing options (if I would get it). I'm perfect for the job, though. At least by their description. And we had been talking about moving closer to our friends (the other option is to move much farther away and become hermits). Bonus points for "major discount on products" in the store. So much for my loosing weight.

Which, speaking of, I haven't been talking about health in general for a bit. Well, being unemployed I thought would be a bit of a problem. However, it turns out I've been loosing weight. Don't know how I did it, but it's there. The Wii Fit confirms it. Well, today I did go back up a pound and a half. Right now I'm still ahead of my goals for meeting the doctor in two months (which I'll hopefully have a job by then, or I'll have to cancel that one as well).

My application for unemployment was approved. So I'll get a little money that way. Right now all of those "federal extended benefits" end this month, so right now we're looking at the standard 26 weeks of benefits. There's a couple new wrinkles since I applied last time. Right now I'm trying to get them to do direct deposit, but the online site keeps defaulting to a debit card. And I need to register for a state run jobs program. So far, I haven't been able to find out much about it. And, even though they've taking everything else to online in this state, this program isn't. I've got a number to call. Who knows if I need to show my face at a desk.

Tomorrow I need to get back to writing, and apply a few more places. No rest for the people like me.


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Don't get discouraged by the paperwork -- the sick souls who set these things up somehow think if they can get people to give up and not get the benefits they are due, that somehow this helps The People.

Dr. Phil

Anonymous said...

We got 12 inches here, but all the forecasts said it would be worse south of us. How did you do?

Anonymous Cassie

cronimed - health care for the friends of politicians.

Steve Buchheit said...

Dr. Phil, yeah, just more hoops to jump through.

Cassie, we got about 4-6 inches of wet, heavy snow. Fortunately halfway through pushing snow off the driveway a friend came by with a plow.