I think the first snow of the season fell in Kentucky, but I haven’t heard from Leive yet. Here in Connecticut, it has been a month since the great October snowstorm I told you about, with not a snowflake falling in the meantime. Altogether it has been a dry November for us; for the first half of the month we got no rain or snow at all. Nobody is complaining, though; in August, September and October we got much more rain than usual, and the melting snow at the beginning of November was worth half an inch of rain, at least.
Last Monday night, Leive finally got to have a belated Thanksgiving feast with our in-laws Gene and Rezia. This year I can’t post any pictures of the spread, because I wasn’t there, alas. She told me it was the same as our previous Thanksgivings: turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and Philippine recipes like pancit and lumpias. Also no word yet on how Brin-Brin behaved. He dislikes Gene so much (and Rezia, because she married Gene) that on previous get-togethers, he would go down to the bottom of his cage and cry! What a silly bird.
Yesterday I heard some good news concerning college basketball. At this point in the season, the University of Kentucky has been rated the number 1 team. Also, last weekend, UConn, last season’s NCAA champions, were beaten by a school that’s not known for its athletic program. That school was the University of Central Florida — my Alma Mater!
It looks like I will be staying in Connecticut past early December after all. I learned on Monday that the job does not automatically end next week; I won’t have to fill out a new set of forms should I come in next Monday. The temporary agency that brought me here just promises that the job will last at least six months, if I prove to be a good match with the company. Now they’re saying I can stay until a year goes by or the available work runs out. And while my supervisor is not promising anything past December 22, the temporary agency and my co-workers are promising there will be plenty of new projects to work on in January.
There’s still the challenge of a week without work or income at the end of the year, because the office is not expected to be open from Christmas to New Year’s Day. Of course, if I can make some sales with LegalShield (formerly Pre-Paid Legal Services), it won’t be so bad. I am also looking into how feasible it would be to go home for Christmas with Leive and Brin-Brin.