Been a few days since I last posted anything because I’ve been a bit busy keeping my head above the waterline. When I phoned in the latest round of unemployment I took the time to check how many weeks I have left and it’s down to just four before the benefits run out unless I can get an extension, which I’m looking into now. I’ve been out of work for over 6 months now and haven’t had a single interview in all that time despite all the resumes I’ve sent out. Talked to a lot of contract houses that felt sure they could find me work before too long, but nothings panned out so far. In just two more days I will turn 38 and it’s looking to be a low point as far as my birthday’s go. Not because there won’t be anyone trying to make it a good one, but simply because of my current status. My in-laws have invited me out to their place for a small celebration tomorrow night as Anne starts classes for a new career on Wednesday and Thursday evening, so we can’t do it the day of, and Friday is out because I’ll be dropping Courtney off with her Aunt for the weekend so they can celebrate her recent birthday a bit belatedly. Don’t know when I’ll make it up to see my own folks, but then I don’t really feel like there’s much worth celebrating at this point.
One thing is for sure, I’ve learned my lesson the hard way about not having any kind of a college degree. Should I manage to land work anytime soon one of the things I’ll definitely be looking into is night classes to try and get something, anything, in the way of a piece of paper in hopes of preventing something like this happening again. It seems it’s a quick litmus test in too many places that’s kept me from talking to anyone so it’s a shortcoming I’ll need to overcome. Anyway, with the problems in my own life looming ever larger it’s been hard for me to get worked up about what’s going on in the rest of the world and my postings to SEB have suffered as a result. For that I apologize, but once I get employed once again I promise to get back to ranting ASAP.