11-18-09 Wednesday (Jim Goes International)

IKEAJob-Interview Jim had a phone interview today.  He’s been dealing with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and CitiGroup.  He’s had several phone interviews over the past several weeks; I just don’t report each of them.  After a while, it obviously becomes depressing for us – especially him when he doesn’t get the job he really wants.  I’ve felt that way and am bummed about a couple of my prospects too.  No one likes rejection, especially when it becomes more frequent.  The banking industry has been very shaky.  There’s a lot of people in Jim’s field who are unemployed.  There’s a lot of competition.  It will happen for us.  It’s important to be positive.  Positively.  I’m positive it’s important.  OK, now I’m just being silly.  I know, it’s rare.

KR2 I was itchin’ to get out of the RV.  The other day the Verizon support dude said my air card needed to be in a PC to get updates.  We went to Grandma’s.  It wouldn’t fit.  Then to Jim’s Mom’s.  No fit.  Then to my Mom’s.  It fit jussssssst right.  I didn’t see anyway to update the card so I called Verizon.  The guy says only the software is updateable not the card.  Huh?  So why did I run all over town to find a PC?  All for nothing.  They simply don’t support router usage.  Funny, Alltel used to sell this router.  The guy says he sees no record that they sold them.  How convenient.  I was very angry and since I’m typing this a day later, I don’t wanna get all angry again, so I’ll just end this with we’ll live with the occasional ups and downs.

first_bmw_logo After dinner we loaded ourselves into the BMW and headed to a thrift store for 1/2 after 6pm clothes.  Yeah, you can reread that if you’d like.  We bought a bunch of stuff though!  Jim figured we should get some pants before the weather gets too cold and then the “winter clothes” are picked clean.

Jim Above: Jim holds up an International Male shirt and ponders how many meals he’ll have to skip to fit into that.


  1. SHEESH! You scared me. I thought Jim got an offer to work in Nigeria with all the other reputable business people and then I panicked. So glad that whole thing didn't go through. I'd have missed you.

    By the way... loved the irony of the BMW/Thrift Store experience. You guys! So funny. Such a dichotomy of wealth and frugality. Love it.


  2. I thought it was a woman's shirt with those little cap sleeves. Shows you what I know about fashion. that's what happens when you go to Catholic school for 12 years, then get jobs in the service industry that require uniforms. No fashion sense.

  3. I spent nine years (1992-2001) in Las Vegas in the mortgage industry as a loan processor/loan officer. Had a great run, but knew I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life. I tried retail banking for a few months when I moved back to FL in 2005, but that wasn't much better - still all about selling somebody something. I went back to school in 2006 (at the age of 44) and just graduated this year as a Registered Nurse. It wasn't easy, but I'm glad I did it. I said I was just getting ready for the second half of my life :)

  4. Wow Wolffie! So what do you want to be when you grow up. :-) By the way, on our RVing journey, we've heard of nurses who relocate to where there is a higher demand. They jump around to different hospitals.


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