January 15, 2014
Since I’ve been back from down South, I’ve been at Jasmine’s house. I’m thankful she’s letting me stay while I have no job. I don’t know if I will move out as soon as I have paychecks coming in. The reason I didn’t move in earlier is because I really want to put all income towards debt and renovating the house. I’m sure Jasmine, like all normal people, will want some help with the bills if I stay a long time and have income.
Since I’ve been back, I can’t find the storage key to one of my units. Recall that in December I had to rent a 2nd unit really quickly to store my school supplies, then I packed up and went on a trip. Well, that first unit had some church clothes, tax-related papers, letters of recommendation, and snow boots. I can’t find the key to it. It will cost $50 to have the lock broken, then another $15 to buy a new one. I really don’t want to spend that kind of money, but it’s been 10 days and I can’t find that key anywhere.
Since I've been back, I’ve had 2 interviews. One went great, but I didn’t hear back after the school system found a flag on my personnel record. That flag came from a poor observation score that I got a few years ago when I used to work for them. I praise God for that score, though, because I wasn’t sure that I want to work for this school system again anyway, so I consider this His way of keeping me out and protecting me. The school would have been in a rough neighborhood, and the principal mentioned “discipline” problems 4 times during the interview. The other interview was iffy, and the school has high turnover, so even if I get the job I should only realistically expect to be there till the end of the school year.
Since I've been back, I have no schedule anymore and I think I’m feeling a little depressed. I got my last payout from my job and I haven’t listened to any Dave Ramsey seminars since I can’t do anything related to paying down debt anymore. I’ve struggled to keep up in this online class and my current grade is a 50%. My eating habits are not very healthy right now. I’ll try to pick myself up today and apply to more places today. I prefer not to sub because I don’t like the idea of having to adjust to a new situation every single day. Besides, the irregular income from subbing will making it harder to stick with a debt paydown plan.
For now, thought, it feels so good to be in a bed again, to have a comfortable place to work, to have television (with Chinese channels, cool), and to be able to cook and refrigerate food.