Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowy Weather: Amazing

It started snowing about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Over the next hour, about an inch of snow fell, and another inch fell over the next hour. There were between four and six inches by 6 o'clock. It's now midnight, and it's still snowing. That's just background for my post.

I look out my back windows and look out. My backyard is wooded, sloped away from the house, and there are only trees for several hundred yards. It's as light out now at midnight as it was at 5. Maybe part of that is due to the streetlights in the neighborhood, though they do not directly reach my backyard. Maybe it's in part due to the lights from I-81 Exit 5 about a mile away. My backyard woods are clearly and evenly illuminated, without shadows, though all in a ghostly bluish cast. It's beautiful.

I thought about going out, except, it's cold outside and it's warm in my house. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sarah Palin on Toinight Show/Conan O'Brian

No, this isn't a political post. It's "quotes" from her book - by William Shatner - and her response.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Interview and potential job: Tri-County Technical College

I know most of my posts are more of a technical nature, but it is, after all, my personal blog.

I had an interview last week at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC. I really hope this works out, and for a number of reasons.

1 - It would be a good job. It's a tech support role, which is what I like to do. The lowest-listed starting pay, while less than what I made at UFS, would be enough to meet my needs, and the salary range had room to beat what I made there, especially considering that the position also has upgrade options (the job for which I applied is Level I, implying at least a Level II). But it seems that everybody in the department pretty-much does everything, so there's lots of variety. They have a lot to support, giving a fast-paced environment. But without on-call support, which I've almost always had.

2 - I just want a job. I've been getting lazy, sitting around. Granted, I've been trying to get a job; they're just not very available. And, unfortunately, many employers look on a long period between jobs as a strong negative, regardless of the reason.

3 - It is back near "home". I was in northeast Georgia for most of my life, about a half-hour drive from here; we came up here regularly, as it was the closest area with decent restaurants. My sister lives in north metro Atlanta, about a two-hour drive from here. The church I used to go to is about an hour drive; not close enough for every week church, but close enough for special events. And I actually lived here for a year and a half, albeit when I was in first and second grades. Well, by "here", I mean the county, not just the specific town; Pendleton's pretty small, but Anderson is a decent size, complete with Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and a mall. We drove here from NE GA to go to Pizza Buffet in Anderson (used to be a Pizza Inn; it changed names, not management), the best pizza buffet around. It's also the closest Outback, Red Lobster, and (now) Best Buy. When I lived in NE GA, the closest Best Buy was in Greenville.

4 - My parents are probably going to move here - with a job in the same town - within the next year.

So, yea, I hope this works out. It will be tough to manage, what with selling my house and having to hand off my ministries at church, but they say that anything worth doing doesn't come easy.