It's been a long time since I posted anything. Since the summer things have gotten a little out of control. I wound up in the hospital after vacation to have my gall bladder removed then was readmitted due to complications.
After that things got very busy at work due to a couple of reorgs. Little did I know that the reorg would include me. I was laid off on November 15th after almost 31 years on the job. Initially, I was stunned and somewhat depressed. Then after a few days realized that 35 years of 4:30AM wake ups and 4 hour round trip commutes had taken its toll.
I'm looking for another job, but it won't be in the City.I'm sending out resumes weekly. So far no bites. At least for the moment, I'm getting unemployment checks. It almost hurt to write that sentence. In my entire life of 40 years in the work force I had never been unemployed. 30 years with one company alone. Last February they gave me a 30 year watch, a Tag Heuer. Nine months later, plans changed and I'm out the door. I'm disappointed, certainly, but hold no ill will against the company. We parted on good terms as they were very good to me over the years.
I do miss the staff, though, we had a real good crew in the building, it ran like a well oiled machine. I'm trying to get into some kind of routine to make myself useful. Right now, I'm pretty much vegging out and watching videos along with a few errands now and then. It feels odd to be able to get stuff done during the weekday. I'm going to try to get into a much better defined routine by new years. I think the biggest challenge is going to be living on a much reduced budget. I think I'm going to get a hair cut today :-) .....and will probably post on this blog more frequently, if I have anything interesting to say.