Tuesday, August 28, 2007

jobs and the moon

Keith had e-mail from Kirby in Austin. Kirby's working 2:00-11:00 five days a week (Sunday and Monday are his days off), and he's going to apply for a senior position, which would give him a team to supervise. No high school, no college, not the greatest wages, but potential for more (and started over $10, which is more than some college graduates are making while they pay back their loans).

The work he'll be doing will be what he was doing in Albuquerque (which makes him a potential senior—his experience) but he says that at the new place they've asked them to use only "library voices" so they'll have a very quiet workplace.

The photo is of Holly in her new "powder room" (which was until late Kirby's bathroom). It's a toilet princess photo. She has a new toilet lid and if you lift it there's a picture of Zac Efron.

Meanwhile, back in Albuquerque, we had a moon viewing scheduled for 4:00 a.m., to watch the eclipse. I woke up natural at 3:33 and looked, and it was beautiful, and clouds were moving toward it, and the moon moving toward clouds. So I helped Keith up (he torqued his back on Sunday, in a tournament, from the way he fell when he was defeated), and went to wake up kids, even though it wasn't 4:00 yet. Marty and Holly were still awake, and Holly woke up our friend Bo who had spent the night so he could view the eclipse with us. We went out on the deck and watched the moon, and the clouds, and the moon pop out a few times, and finally there was a clear sky in the moon's path. Keith went to work after a while. Marty and Holly went to bed. Bo needed to leave for work at 7:00 so we stayed up and watched the moon until 6:00 or so.

We didn't take any photos. Sorry. It was nice, though. I brought Holly hot chocolate and a blanket, and we talked about astronomy, spinal and nerve pressures, songs with the word "wrong" in them (because of the lyrics game, about ideas Holly had had about how some people sabotage their own logic, and stories about rock concerts (particularly the recent Vans' Warped Tour). Bo and I ended up with blankets, talking about why it's colder just before sunup.

3 comments:

marji said...

Thanks for the update on Kirby! I'm thinking of him (even though I never actually met him) and you often, and I love hearing about how he's doing.

I've had to stay away from the lyrics game because I was, uh, neglecting my for-pay work. The lyrics game is waaaaay more interesting than typing operative reports (even though those can certainly be interesting, too). But ~ no contest ~ the lyrics game is definitely way more fun!

Anyway, I miss you, Sandra. I'm in scramble mode to get as much work in so I'll have a decent livable paycheck despite spending five days at L&L, but I did want to check in with you and let you know I was thinking of you!

~Marji

Sierra Mama said...

"if you lift it there's a picture of Zac Efron"

bwahahaha... I love it!

Snavleys said...

Was looking forward to the eclipse here, as it was clear and sunny the entire day but by 2:00am it was COMPLETELY clouded over. Bummer! Glad you got to see.