I have finally come up for air! These past 3 weeks have been non-stop work, work and more work. October 5th the family arrived and I am soooo happy! Actually 2 days before the move I drove back to Chico to help the family move. We hired someone to drive the moving truck, John drove a car with Charlie and I had the rest... 3 cats and 2 Chihuashuas. I was pleasantly surprised there was not much back seat driving coming from the cats. I bought a large dog crate and covered it with a sheet so the cats would not be scared by the trucks going by. The total drive was nearly 11 hours and then we unloaded immediately. I have no idea how I accumulated so much stuff! I know some of was from my antique booth and then there was the craft stuff and then who knows what! Frankly, I was embarressed and I don't embarress easily. Since then I donated 7 boxes and several pieces of furniture. I went through each box and decided if I didn't LOVE it, it had to go. I still have alot of stuff but I can honestly say, what I kept I LOVE ... at least until we move again.
I am done with job training and I am at my permanent restaurant. I enjoy it but the hours are sooo long... 10 1/2 to be exact. Frankly, I am still amazed I pulled it off and got hired to be an assistant manager at a successful restaurant chain... no not Denny's. I have been there 4 days and I am the only female manager so I know I have my work cut out for me. I think working at Jacks helped me prepare for working here though. Someone decribed me once as wearing my ovaries on the outside... I take that as a compliment and I think that asset will help me in my new job.
John, me and the doggies found time to find the local dog park and we also went to the dog beach yesterday at Huntington.