Twice the citizen, 85% the soldier (sun_tzu) wrote,
Twice the citizen, 85% the soldier

Again Another Silent Period

Well, I've been on vacation and come back - and it was a nice trip - would like to go and spend more time in Vermont, because I have to say, staying in a suite on the top floor of the Hilton Burlington for $112/night is pretty sweet, and it's a pretty nice town. In fact, all of Vermont really is nice, and Canada probably should think about annexing it.

I was warned that August was a pretty dead month in our business, but I didn't really realize just how bad it might be - I'm at the point where I'm facing probably the smallest paycheque I've ever had (at least since I worked at Loblaws when I was a kid), and worse, it seems like I haven't seen much coming in, either. I'm suddenly understanding what slow means, and the worst part of it is that I have a pretty big deal that because of technicalities that I'm not getting paid for - or rather - I have to fight to get paid for. We'll see.

I've developed for myself a new addiction - to hot yoga - I think because it's good healthwise, but it's also an amazing stress outlet. I wish I'd tried it sooner, and anyone who hasn't but is considering it really needs to - because I have to say, there's nothing quite like it... and stress is key to deal with given the nonsense I've just put up with, including the the wonderful discovery of a common fault in 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI cars - an engineering fault that costs about $3000 to fix. I got lucky and had it done for cash by a guy at his house in Lower Sackville for $2100, most of which I had to borrow from my father...

Overall things are going good though and the value of moving is becoming clearer, at least for my better half - she's making a very good name for herself here, it seems, and there's hope that in the next little while she'll move ahead substantially career-wise, and into the field she wants a little more. That, to me, is a very good thing. That's what I've been hoping for.

Now we just have to get a place to live...
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