Another school year

Well, another school year has begun. The kids are enjoying their time, and I think sissy is taking to the learning better than she had previously. Things are definitely looking up in that department.

The sad part for me is that I’m not going back to school. I have my degree, a few certificates, and no job. Thanks to the state not paying their bills (I love Illinois), my internship-that-would-have-been-full-time-after-graduation has evaporated. Heck, I still haven’t received my pay from the last two weeks of work. It’s only been 3 months, and I’m sure a non-operating company needs the money more than I do.

To this point, I have been to several interviews. One of them I blew by being late (pretty sure) thanks to some construction that started the same day as my interview. No warning from the employer, nothing on Google, and I had actually allowed myself an extra 1/2 hour in travel time to be safe. Ah well, live and learn.

Unfortunately, I still have no employment to show for all of my applying and interviewing. I’m not expecting a miracle living in Mount Vernon, as there aren’t many decent employers. Something would be nice though. I’m almost to the point of shoveling horse stalls. Somebody has to pay the mortgage, and I’m not getting it done with applications or interviews.

There you go. Venting some frustration. I’m not whining, really. Just frustrated that finding employment is so difficult in our area.