We've spent most of the day watching the Barrett-Jackson auto auction. Someday, I want to go to see that live. There is an action and energy that is somewhat reminiscent of a sporting event. Of course, I think I'd enjoy it a lot more with a million dollars in my pocket.
My father, mother, and (bigger than me) little brother are on their way! It's about a 22-hour drive, so they should be here late tomorrow afternoon. Here's hoping for great weather and a very safe trip!
The job was delayed, and will not be starting until after the beginning of the year. John is predicting they will extend the delay until spring though. Ultimately, we're not counting on it.
In other news...
We heard from the infamous "Lisa in Phoenix" today. She is currently recruiting for a job in the Rockville/Frederick area.
John contacted the recruiter regarding the Meadowlands Xanadu project in New Jersey. The recruiter explained that the hiring company is so big and important to the recruiting company, that he is not willing to push them for information.
A long time ago, my cousin told me a story about the building of a highway designed to span the entire country of Argentina. The short version explains that a crew of builders for said road started at each end of the country, and worked toward each other in the middle. Unfortunately, by the time they each reached the point where they should have met in the middle of the country, the two roads were a good mile apart.
Metaphorically speaking, that's how life sometimes works. Things just don't match up. But not today. Today I will revel in the sweet satisfaction that comes with making a connection.
Frozen Star, read Angie's post today. I think you'll find it to be of interest.
And on a completely unrelated note, I've made a decision. I am refusing to feel depressed, despondent, or any other negative words starting with the letter D. Instead, I am going to make a conscious effort to relish the hell out of at least one good thing each day.
Okay, maybe it is related. I'm super-happy that we put up the Christmas tree today!
John just got off of the phone with his mother. She is recuperating quite well. Already, she's been up and around at the hospital, and tomorrow, she's expected to go home. She asked that I send thanks for all of the well wishes. Hopefully, she'll be logging on herself again soon.