I continue to be in awe of the Pacific NorthWest. It couldn't be lovelier.
Yesterday was a tough one. I drove towards an interview and my brain kept saying, "Just keep on driving Linda. You don't have to do this. Just keep driving and don't stop". The big girl in me did the right thing and went in the interview door. Two people were sitting there and they both quickly donned their masks. And that is when it hit me.....I will not be able to hear this man. I could not have been more right. The owner of the company rambled on and, despite my asking him to repeat himself twice, I heard about an 8th of what he said. I got his inflections so there we no questions missed but otherwise it was Charlie Brown's teacher...wha wha, wha wha wha. I sat and watched his face closely hoping that the eyes would populate what the lips normally help do but, alas, it was hopeless. My hearing aid decided to pick that very time to give me issues. Out of the blue I started getting feedback (which is audible to those around me). At which point I had to explain my hearing loss in full. Nothing like say old....eh, I can't hear you. I was able to clearly hear the gal, so that was helpful. Not terrible interesting, not much money. I think I may be offered the job. I'm hoping to have the courage to pass it up.
The Boy Scout had a huge setback too, so we were both a little raw when we got the news that we did not get the house we put an offer on AGAIN. Apparently someone offered close to $100K over asking. Yup! 100K!!!! Discourage may be too soft a word but we took a good long nap and a good long drive and shook it off.
Today is a new day.