December 1, 2016
Kim, Kate, and I had lunch on St. Simons Island two days ago. They asked me how the job process is going, so I shared my concerns. In an off-handed manner, I suggested that I should mail postcards to the C-suite of the companies for which I'd like to work. Simultaneously, each said it was a great idea. They make money as marketers: I showed them the photo I would use for the card, and they loved it. I said I would put my "resume" on the back side. If I had had my own car, I would have skipped lunch and gone back to BOB to start working on it.
Their enthusiasm for my idea swung me from my emotional nadir to my apex. Yesterday, I worked up the copy for the back side; and, last night, Kim and Kate helped me repackage my copy to make it more effective. It was fun, and interesting, and educational. I tweaked the copy on the back side this afternoon and uploaded to an online printing service. I'll have the cards in a week. I'm so excited!
I left the RV park this morning, and I drove two miles to Kim & Kate's friend's neighbor's driveway. Their friend is having a garage built, so we are parking next door. I hope the neighbors don't show up before we leave on Saturday morning! The dust bowl in the RV park created three of the six loads of laundry I did today because I had to bathe the dogs and wash everything they touched. Six loads of laundry in one washer and one dryer while bathing the dogs was a logistical challenge, given one hot water heater and strategizing what needed to be washed before what. It took all day.
We have tomorrow here in Jekyll Island, then we are driving to Melbourne Beach, Florida on Saturday. Kate is going to ride with me because it's a seven hour drive and she can't sit for that long. If she rides with me, she can pace inside BOB. She is also excited about making scrambled eggs while driving. She is even more excited about listening to the soundtrack of "Hamilton." I'll try not to ruin it by singing along.
We are going to spend three nights in Melbourne Beach so we can spend a day at Cape Canaveral. Then we will go to the Ft. Lauderdale area so Kate can catch a flight to Dallas on Wednesday. Kim and I will “hover” until her return on the 9th, when we will go to Naples. I plan to spend a week in Naples then head up the coast. I want to find a place where I can walk on the beach, cycle to the grocery store, and not need air conditioning or heat. Is that Naples, Ft. Myers, or farther north? I don't know. All I know is that I need holiday reservations now.
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Siobhan M. Knox
In May 2016, I bought a five ton, 25’ long Class C motorhome because I like to drive, I like to travel, and it’s more fun and less expensive than living in a hotel. No prior RV experience was required, and I had none: perfect. I’m writing a book about my adventures which will come to an end when I get a job. The dogs will be sad.