I'm still recovering from the 7 hour time difference. And... getting caught up on things like taxes, groceries, prescriptions, and on and on... AND... have had a bad sinus headache for the past 2 days. I seldom have a headache so Bill's had to listen to a lot of whining and complaining. We both are squirting Visine in our bloodshot eyes. Wonder if we're allergic to Texas?
Then I got an e-mail from my sister asking... What Next?
When we left Seville we were tossing around all kinds of ideas. Maybe find a National Wildlife Refuge to volunteer at for a while. Maybe head to NM and visit Bill's sister, whom we haven't seen for a couple of years. Maybe head to Colorado... for years, Bill has wanted to spend some time there. His family had a cabin near Durango years ago and it would be fun to head in that direction...
While we were in Spain Bill got an e-mail that the company that produces the genealogy software that he uses has made plans for their annual cruise/workshop. This year it departs from Baltimore, MD, and heads up to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. That won't be until October. That'll be a great time to go as the leaves might still be colorful. But that's a long way off and so... it's back to ... What Next?
Oh yes... last year we took the test to become Gate Guards. Due to my health issues we never did do that. I'm fine now, and we're only about 50 miles from Ft Worth... why not go back to that company and see if they have anything available?
We did... and apparently they do...
We'll learn more next week, but it looks like we may head to south (or at least more south than we are now) Texas and have a real job for a few months. We've read several gate guard blogs and so know pretty much what it's all about. Actually, several years ago, before we ever heard there were companies that hired folks like us for these jobs we'd see those drilling sites thinking we'd like to live kind of remote and hang out for awhile.
I will add that we've had only 1 "real" job since we started traveling in 2001. We worked the month of May at the Indianapolis Speedway in 2003. I still refer to that as "the job from hell". But heck, you never know what something is like until you try it.
So... what's next? Nothing's for sure but gate guarding may be our next adventure.
That's All For Today!