Today was a cold and windy day. However, I really think that spring is on the way - there are some trees that are beginning to show their leaves - just budding out a little, but in a couple of days - a week at the most- there are going to be leaves busting out all over the place.
I spent most of the day on line today - trying to get a job lined up for this coming winter (November 2010 thru February 2011). Dan talked about maybe changing our plans and not wintering in Texas - and maybe doing the northeast next summer, but he changed his mind again this morning. He decided that he wanted to go back to the west next summer - maybe Oregon, Washington state or even northern California. So, we will try and get something in Texas this summer. Then next winter (2011) we would stay on the east coast and go up into the northeast during the summer of 2012. Now, I know that is planning WAY ahead, but it is good to have a goal. As soon as I know that we have something lined up for this coming winter I will start looking for a spring position and summer position for 2011. It will probably be this summer - maybe while we are still in Alaska when I get all this lined up. But, you know me, I don't like not knowing. Whatever happens, I'll keep you informed.
I did get the formal application ready to mail to Texas tomorrow along with the authorization for a criminal background check. A lot of states are doing background checks on the volunteers now, and I can't blame them. We don't have a problem with it and I wouldn't think anyone would that doesn't have something they want to hide. Anyway, I hope to know something soon - but it probably won't be until June or so before we find out anything definite. I do have some leads for the summer of next year in Oregon. We will see how that plays out.
I did not feel well all of last night and most of today - I took a couple of doses of allergy medication and I feel much better this evening - hopefully I will actually be able to sleep tonight. I was so achey last night and my head felt like it was going to explode - but it definitely was NOT a migraine - this was in the back of my head (not behind my eyes). Anyway, like I said, I took some allergy medicine and I feel all better. We even went out and took the pups for a walk around the campground after dinner - trying to tire them out before bed tonight (I'm going as soon as I finish the blog tonight - I'm bushed!). Speaking of dinner - Dan fixed some country ribs on the grill tonight and we had some of the left over baked beans to go with it. Yummy!!!
Our friends Carol and Neil are coming up Wednesday - it should be fun - we'll take them around to all the neat places that we have found around here - and of course we'll eat at the Lodge - no cooking while they are here - Carol won't let me do that! We look forward to seeing them - we traded shifts with another host couple - so we will work the morning shift instead of the afternoon one. It will be fine and then we will be off duty by the time they get here.
Well, that's about it for today. Hope you had a good Monday - I know that many of you that are in the school system had a GREAT Monday - you are on Spring Break! I hope that you really enjoy your week and get all rested so you can finish out the school year. Oh, and Happy 16th Birthday Matt! I'm off to bed - enjoy the evening and ----------------------
I'll talk to you tomorrow!!!!