“Mom, can I come down now?”
Ruby peeked around the edge of the staircase, eyes wide open. It was 5:55 a.m.
“No, Rubes. It’s not time yet. Why are you up so early?”
Ruby sighed the sigh of the resigned.
“I’m excited about school. Can’t get back to sleep.”
I told her she needed to try and allowed her to take some books back up with her. She tromped upstairs lugging an armful, hope in each step. I chuckled to myself, shaking my head.
Little did I know what awaited me.
I found out today is my last day working for the city. I will no longer be indexing files in the records room or collecting paperwork and conducting site interviews. My temporary employment is up.
It’s bittersweet. I like the people there. I enjoy the planning/permitting/public works side of the house. They have a “get ‘er done” mentality I find gels with my own mindset.
I’m a little sad. I find it incredibly ironic that the kids’ first day of school is also my last day of work. Ruby started 3rd grade, Zac started 10th grade.
After lunch, I have an exit interview and a meeting with my boss’s boss to discuss shelter project specifics. Then, I imagine I will go home.
I opened up craigslist a few minutes ago. Positions open in Hoquiam, Sequim, Port Angeles and Akron. As in Ohio. What the what?! I mean, an hour commute is one thing. Driving for a week…not so much. Locations aside, nothing grabbed me.
Here I am. What now, God?